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Your Instructor

Mitch Brown

I'm an Master Freedive Instructor certified by AIDA and have been teaching since January 2022. I have successfully certified over 50 students and love sharing my passion for freediving with others. As an instructor, my main goal is to ensure that my students not only learn the necessary skills to dive safely, but also develop a deep appreciation for the underwater world. I believe that freediving is not just a sport, but a way of life that teaches us to be present, mindful, and respectful of the ocean and all its inhabitants. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, I am committed to helping you reach your full potential and achieve your goals in this amazing sport.

Mitch Brown stands with his Double K freediving gear and water housing

AIDA International

Since 1992

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Established in 1992, AIDA stands for the French term “Association Internationale pour le Développement de l’Apnée”, the international association for apnea development.

The goal of the AIDA Education Program is to share the knowledge and skills to enjoy freediving in a safe and responsible way. It caters for absolute beginners as much as for advanced freedivers and takes you through a comprehensive, professional qualification structure all the way up to AIDA Instructor level. 

 

Freediving has probably been around since the dawn of mankind. Just look at the phenomenal Japanese pearl diving Amas, the Greek sponge collectors or the Filipino, Indonesian or Malaysian water tribes with their spectacular underwater hunting capabilities. Compared to that, recreational and competitive freediving as we know it today is still a very young phenomenon. Because of that, the learning curve in modern freediving is still steep. Techniques get introduced, refined, adapted, and replaced all the time. 

The AIDA Education Program is kept on top of this rapid development by regular revision and adaptation to the latest research in order to remain the standard of worldwide freediving Education since its inception in 1992.

Last but not least, AIDA oversees all official freediving competitions as well as national and international records. Trained and certified AIDA Judges implement and supervise the application of all valid safety standards on various levels – from a small local competition up to the yearly AIDA World Championships. 

We are proud to have the support of Double K as our valued sponsor. Double K is a renowned brand in the world of freediving, known for their exceptional wetsuits, fins, and masks. Their mission aligns perfectly with our shared dedication to empowering and inspiring freedivers.

 

Double K's commitment to excellence and continuous innovation is reflected in their meticulously crafted gear, designed for optimal performance, comfort, and durability. With their support, we are equipped to dive deeper and explore new horizons. We are grateful to be partnering with Double K, as we both strive to foster a vibrant community of passionate freedivers, pushing the limits of underwater exploration. Together, we aim to unlock the wonders of the ocean and embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery.

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