The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, to acquire new skills and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques. The new techniques that are introduced are free-fall, Frenzel Equalizing, the use of training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and also how to minimize these risks. Students will train these skills in the most common disciplines of freediving: Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight.
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Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)
Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins or at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel
Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency
Can speak and read English
Upgrade to our AIDA 4 course if you have already received an advanced freedive certification. AIDA 4 is a 4 day master course that teaches to be comfortable at up to 40m(131 feet).
Learn more about AIDA 4 here!
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.