The AIDA *** is an intermediate course which builds on the skills learnt in the AIDA ** course. It is designed to cover the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to be able to safely freedive with or without a guideline. The aim of the course is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and participate in freediving activities with similarly experienced freedive buddies.
The course is also designed to develop new skills and a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques for freediving such as free falling, Frenzel equalising, training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and how to minimise these risks.
At the end of our courses you will receive a handout to take home.
To enrol in the AIDA *** Freediver course, an individual must:
• Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)
• Have completed the AIDA ** Freediver course or equivalent, or have participated in 5 AIDA ranked comps, within the last 6 years with AIDA ranked results of at least 35m CWT, 3.45min static and 75m DYN and have passed the AIDA** Exam.
• Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
• Have completed the Liability Release.
What to expect
Theory takes place first, during the day we cover all aspects of beginner or intermediate level Freediving, from disciplines, anatomy, techniques and safety. followed by pool practicals, safety and assessment. There is time to eat your packed lunch during the theory lectures, please bring a bottle of water.
What to bring Mask - Fins - swim wear (aqua-skins / triathlon / wet suit / rash-vests are recommended) We can provide masks and fins for hire - although we have limited stock, it will be a 'first booked first secured' basis
Scuba fins, snorkel fins, masks and drysuits are not suitable for freediving, please do not bring these!
(Not included in the price of the course) Freediving Equipment – mask, fins or monofin, snorkel, appropriate exposure protection(Freediving Wetsuit), weight-belt, lanyard
3 Days For Equipment please Click Hire