AIDA 2 - Beginners freediving course

The AIDA2 Course is the foundation course of AIDA, covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a non-competitive recreational freediver to safely freedive. It is a beginner course designed for students who are already confident in the water.

The purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with the skills, knowledge, safety procedures and enjoyment of freediving. Students will be introduced to the basic disciplines of freediving: Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight freediving.

The course is NOT aiming toward competitive freediving and shall not include competition rules and regulations. The static and dynamic sessions in confined water are to be used to teach relaxation, breathing, finning and safety techniques. In the open water sessions students will use the skills they have learned in the pool / confined water sessions and will combine these with the basic skills of open water freediving such as Equalizing, Duck Diving, Vertical Swimming, Body Positioning, Turns and Use of Buoyancy.

Duration: 3-4 days
Pre requisites:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years with parent or guardian consent)
  • Be able to swim at least 200m non-stop without fins OR at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form and Liability Release
Performance requirements:
  • 2 minute breathold
  • 40m long underwater swim
  • 16m comfortable depth swim (Max of 20m)
  • written exam
Price: $400 USD