AIDA 1 Freediving Course in Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan

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If you are curious about the world of freediving and prefer to just dip your toes lightly into a one-day course, then the AIDA 1 is perfect for you!

Your one-day adventure into freediving in Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan includes:

-1 theory session that focuses on the freediving breathing principle, equalization, and safety
-1 static session focused on practicing relaxation in water, the breath-hold, buddying, and rescue techniques
-1 open water session for learning the duck dive, body posture, checking equalization, rescue techniques, and pulling down the line, with depths up to 10m
-Photos and videos of your freediving journey
-Certification fee included

Not included:
-Equipment
-Accommodation

*Please note that the AIDA 1 Freediving Course is not a certification course. For the first-level certification course for AIDA, please look into the AIDA 2 Freediving Course
*A pre-requisite of the course is being able to perform 100m of non-stop swimming without equipment or 200m of swimming with mask/snorkel and fins


About the instructor:

Kris is an AIDA and Molchanovs W2 freediving instructor in the water and a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com on land, focusing on freediving-related how-to articles, guides, tips and technique, and equipment/freediving destination reviews. Currently, Kris has over 70 articles published on the subject of freediving. She occasionally gets in front of the camera as an underwater model and teaches people how to pose for their own underwater photos.

Kris is passionate about helping students to comfortably overcome their fears and issues, and loves watching them grow individually as freedivers. Her teaching style involves a calm and relaxing, yet comprehensive approach to learning theory and diving. She strives to make sure her students have fun during their course, while maintaining the highest emphasis on safety rather than numbers. Kris learned freediving in Dahab, Egypt as a PADI Divemaster, and has taught freediving in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Language spoken by the instructor:
Arabic
Bisaya
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Czech
Dutch
English
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Malay
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Tagalog
Thai
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Duration of the course in days: 1.0
Total number of hours of course: 6.0
Level of the freeding course offered: Initiation (short course)
Specific freediving course offered: AIDA 1
Private course: No
100% Online: No
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): 20
My instructor will take pictures and videos of my dives: Yes
Level of the instructor: Instructor
Years of experience teaching (20 = 20 or more): 2.5
Number of certified students (250 = 250 or more): 42
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: 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'': 4.02
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Fins (DYN): 100.0
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic With Bifins (DYNB): 100
Instructor's personal best in Dynamic No Fins (DNF): 60
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight (CWT): 45
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Bifins (CWTB): 41
Instructor's personal best in Free Immersion (FIM): 50
Instructor's personal best in Constant Weight Without Fins : 35
Instructor's personal best in Variable Weight (VWT): 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): https://molchanovs.com/pages/molchanovs-instructor-map#instructor-map/view-instructor-details/5dadf452f33cc700156ce6cb/
*for instructors only: I am looking for instructor dive buddies: Yes
Listing created Jun 12, 2020

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