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 Level 1 

 Beginner 

 1 Day 

AIDA 1

  • Learn basic freediving principles and practice breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. The AIDA 1 freedive course is the first step in learning the fundamentals of freediving. You will acquire the basic skills of freediving and you will practice techniques to safely and comfortably hold your breath. This course primarily focusses on dynamic and static apnea in confined water.

  • Upgrade to AIDA 1+2 and add one more day of training, with a focus on deep diving.

What's included in this course​

  • Knowledge development through practical theory lessons.

  • Pool session STATIC apnea

  • Pool session DYNAMIC freediving

  • Equalisation techniques & rescue skills

  • Breathing & Freediving techniques

Prerequisites:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)

  • Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop

  • Can speak and read English

Learn more about Aida 1+2 here!

Upgrade to our AIDA 1+2 course for another day of diving. WIth AIDA 1+2 you will learn and practice deep diving, have more in depth theory, and an upgraded beginner certification!

  • What are the different types of freediving we will learn?
    Static Apnea - This type of freediving discipline involves the diver holding their breath for the maximum possible time while floating face down in a confined body of water. To qualify, the diver's respiratory system must remain fully submerged throughout the activity. Dynamic Apnea - In this freediving discipline, the diver aims to cover the longest possible distance in a horizontal position underwater while in confined water. The activity can be done with or without fins. Free Immersion - This discipline involves the use of a guide rope to descend as deep as possible and then return to the surface. This activity can also be done with or without fins. Constant Weight - During this freediving discipline, the diver uses their own strength and technique to descend as deep as possible next to a guide rope without touching it. This discipline is performed in open water and can be done with or without fins.
  • Do I need my own freediving equipment?
    Fins, mask/snorkel, and weight belt will be provided. Wetsuits are highly recommended and if you do not have one, renting from any scuba shop in Waikiki is recommended. Renting the evening before is recommended due to 6am start time.
  • If I can’t hold my breath for a long time does that mean I can’t freedive?
    Many people hold the misconception that freediving requires a natural ability to hold your breath for extended periods of time. However, with appropriate training, you can acquire breath-hold techniques that can result in surprisingly longer breath-holding times.
  • What would happen if I do not pass a course?
    If you're unable to pass a requirement of a course and wish to receive a certification, you will have one year to pass the requirement. This will need to be organized through your instructor directly, and will only be permitted to join a specific day of a course if there is space available.
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