AIDA 2 Freediver Course in Dahab, Egypt (One on One)

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The AIDA 2 Freediver course is for confident snorkelers or swimmers who want to learn all the basic theories and techniques of freediving. This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water, this course is your starting point. It gives you a foundation of good techniques and safety so that you can later on buddy with other AIDA 2 freedivers and train on your own.

The course consists of:
- two theory sessions
- one breathing and relaxation session
- two confined water sessions (swimming pool)
- three open water sessions
- one exam to take at the end

The student is asked to go through the AIDA educational material beforehand (the material will be sent upon booking), in order to be able to focus on practice during the course. On the day of the course, the main points will be reviewed and all questions answered.

Open water session
Our three water sessions will happen at the lighthouse bay of Dahab. The maximum depth for AIDA 2 though is 20m.

Pool session
Static apnea is a freediving discipline in which the diver holds his/her breath for as long as possible with the nose and mouth immersed while floating on the surface of the water. Depending on the conditions in the water, we will either practice in the sea (at the same location as the open water session, holding on to our buoy) or Blue Ocean Freedivers swimming pool.

Included in the listed price
Educational material (sent before the course), freediving equipment, and AIDA certification (if the requirements are met). The requirements to be certified are:
2min in static apnea
40m in dynamic apnea (finning under the water in a pool)
16m in constant weight (finning down)

Private course
This course will be a private, one on one course. No other student will be present. If you do wish to bring along one or two friends, a discount of $ 75 will be given to any additional student. To maintain optimal conditions, three students at the most will be accepted.

Please do not drink alcohol and avoid using the AC or eating dairy for at least 3 days before the course. Any of these are likely to cause sinus congestion which will make it much more difficult to equalize your ears as you go down the water.

Please note that AIDA International's standards strictly require students fo fill in the AIDA medical statement and the AIDA liability release before any course. They will be given to you in paper form at the beginning of the course.

Language spoken by the instructor:
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)
Duration of the course in days: 3.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Beginner level
Specific freediving course offered: AIDA 2
Private course: Yes
Appropriate age group(s) of the student(s):
6 - 11
12 - 15
16 - 77+
Possibility to be insured by a freediving accident coverage (cf. menu): Yes
Additional cost per student for freediving insurance (if applicable): 25 $
My instructor will take pictures and videos of my dives: Yes
Level of the instructor: Instructor
Years of experience teaching (20 = 20 or more): 3.0
Number of certified students (250 = 250 or more): 11
Particularly experienced at solving equalisation issues: Yes
The instructor has experience as a competition freediver: Yes
The instructor has experience as a coach in competition: No
Elite Freediver: the instructor is within 75% of the current world record at any discipline: No
Instructor's personal best in Static Apnea (STA) | 2.50 = 2'50'': 5.3
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB): 120
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 90
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight (CWT): 50
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Bifins (CWTB): 50
Instructor's personal best in Free Immersion (FIM): 55
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Without Fins : 35
Safety standards guarantee: Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website
Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website (if applicable):
*for instructors only: I am looking for instructor dive buddies: Yes
Listing created Jun 4, 2020

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