AIDA 1 Freediving Course in Westfjords Region, Iceland

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This is an introductory course to recreational freediving, aims at complete beginners, snorkelers and swimmers that want to progress with their breath holds and discover the underwater world in a safe environment. You will be taught the basics of diving, breath holding, relaxation, safety in the water and equalisation techniques. You will be confident and equipped with the knowledge of freediving, with a perfect base to begin your freediving journey.

This course is designed to be an introduction to recreational freediving for the complete beginner. It aims to help the student to develop basic skills, knowledge, and safety procedures necessary to enjoy freediving safely.

This course includes:

One Theory Session
The student will be given access to AIDA educational material before the course commences, and it is highly advised to read through these documents in preparation of the practicals. Material focuses on equipment used, safety techniques, breathing and equalising.

One Breathing Workshop
Before getting into the water, you will practice relaxation and breathing techniques to prepare for the water session. This involves relaxation breathing, breath hold and recovery breaths.

One Open water session
You will bring your skills to the water and practice performing duck dives, and dive on a line to a max depth of 10meters. This is all about getting used to diving, equalising and perfecting your technique.

One Pool session
If conditions are not favourable at sea, the student will try out pool disciplines and practice breath hold techniques in this setting. The static apnea is a discipline of freediving where the diver simply holds their breath and stays still on the surface of the water, faced down. It's all about relaxation and mental training!

Included in the listed price:
Educational material (sent before the course)
freediving equipment, AIDA certification, and insurance.
NB there's no specific requirement for the AIDA 1 certification

Documents
Students are required to fill in AIDA medical statement and the AIDA liability release before starting any course. Paperwork will be given to you to sign before the course begins.

Language spoken by the instructor:
Arabic
Bisaya
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Czech
Dutch
English
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
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Duration of the course in days: 1.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Beginner level
Specific freediving course offered: AIDA 1
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
My instructor will take pictures and videos of my dives: Yes
Level of the instructor: Instructor
Years of experience teaching (20 = 20 or more): 2.0
Number of certified students (250 = 250 or more): 1
Particularly experienced at solving equalisation issues: No
The instructor has experience as a competition freediver: Yes
The instructor has experience as a coach in competition: Yes
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'': 6.03
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB): 100
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 85
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Bifins (CWTB): 46
Instructor's personal best in Free Immersion (FIM): 48
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Without Fins : 38
Instructor's personal best in Variable Weight (VWT): 40
Safety standards guarantee: Instructor ID / First Aid, CPR & O2 certificate / legal liability insurance uploaded as the last listing image(s)
Direct link to the personal profile of the instructor on his/her federation website (if applicable): For sole example purposes: a listing missing an element to the "Safety standards guarantee" would not be published.
*for instructors only: I am looking for instructor dive buddies: Yes
Listing created Jun 1, 2020

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