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If you want to begin your journey into freediving and would like to complete the first-level certification course, then the AIDA 2 is perfect for you!
Your three-day adventure into freediving in Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan includes:
-2 theory session that focus on the freediving breathing principle, equalization, physiology, safety and rescue theory, and preparation for the AIDA 2 exam
-1 static session focused on practicing relaxation in water, the breath-hold, buddying, and rescue techniques
-1 dynamic session focused on body posture, finning technique, buddying, and rescue techniques
-3 open water session that include learning the duck dive, body posture, finning technique, checking equalization, rescue techniques, pulling down the line (free immersion) and finning down the line (constant weight), with depths up to 20m
-AIDA 2 exam
-Photos and videos of your freediving journey
-Certification fee included
-2:00 breath-hold (static/STA)
-40m swimming horizontally (dynamic with bi-fins/DNYB)
-16-20m finning up and down a line (constant weight/CWT)
-Rescue from 10m depth
-Score of at least 75/100 on the AIDA 2 exam
*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
*If you fail to pass the course requirements during your stay, you still have up to one year to train and complete them
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.