The AIDA 3 Freediver course is for certified freedivers or those with sufficient relevant experience who are willing to first complete a 1 day crossover assessment (at additional cost). This course builds on the theory and practical learned during the beginner course and hones your techniques at an intermediate level. The focus of the depth element of this course is learning about freefall, the point at which you pass your neutral buoyancy and begin to sink effortlessly into the depth, focussing on little other than efficient equalisation technique and relaxation.
The course consists of:
- two theory sessions
- one breathing and relaxation session
- two confined water sessions (swimming pool)
- four 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
All in-water sessions will be held at the lighthouse bay of Dahab. The maximum depth for AIDA 3 is 30m.
Static apnea is a freediving discipline in which the diver holds his/her breath while floating face down on the surface of the water. Dynamic apnea is the discipline in which the diver swims horizontally either in a pool or in a confined water environmement.
Included in the listed price
Included in the 3 days of the course ; Educational material (sent before the course), freediving rental equipment, and AIDA certification once the requirements of the course are met. The requirements to be certified are:
2:45 min in static apnea
55m in dynamic apnea (finning under the water in a pool)
24m in constant weight (finning down)
Further coaching sessions can be booked after the course to either continue with your training or to complete any requirements not reached during the course.
This course will be a private, one on one course. No other student will be present. If you do wish to do the course with a friend or two, a discount will be applied the additional student/s. A maximum of 3 students will be accepted. However under special circumstances, the course can be taught in larger groups when requested, and additional instructors will be present.
It is your responsibility to be healthy, fit and ready for your course. If you have a history of sinus issues, it is advisable to visit a specialist ENT Doctor prior to the course as it may be difficult to re-book any missed sessions during busy times. We have a very experienced doctor based here in Dahab which I can put you in touch with on request.
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.