AIDA Courses

Don’t have a whole week? Want to organize your own accommodation and food or want to have a more private experience? Between April and October we offer individual AIDA courses outside of the week long Freedive Bootcamp experiences. If all you want is to learn freediving and get certified then you can join us at any time to do an AIDA2 or AIDA3 course with us.

About AIDA

AIDA (International Association for the Development of Apnea) is a worldwide rule and record-keeping body for competitive breath holding events, also known as freediving. It sets standards for safety, comparability of Official World Record attempts and freedive education. What PADI is for Scuba diving, AIDA is for freediving. Wherever you go on this planet, it is likely you will find AIDA teachers and schools with whom you can do the next AIDA course or just go train.

By the way: During our week long Freedive Bootcamp experiences you will receive an AIDA 2 certificate free of extra charge. Below you can find options in case you only want to do an individual AIDA course with us.

AIDA 2

The AIDA 2 freediver course is the foundation freediving course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for recreational freediver to safely freedive with or without a guideline.
You will be introduced to four freediving disciplines : static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight. The course will follow your abilities and it is not a competitive course.
Enjoyment is the most important point for us. We will first start in confined water and then explore the beautiful bay of Kotor while freediving.

AIDA 2 course consists of:

  • two theory sessions
  • one breathing and relaxation session
  • two confined water sessions
  • three open water sessions 
  • one exam to pass at the end

To successfully complete the AIDA 2 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes breath-hold, swim 40m in Dynamic Apnea with fins and freedive to 16m in open water. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 15/20 meters.

Duration: 3 days (Day 1 – Theory & Ocean, Day 2 – Ocean, Day 3 – Ocean & Examn)
Prerequisites: Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent), Ideally: Be confident and happy in the water
Price: 330 USD (equipment included) | Accommodation can be arranged on request.
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AIDA 3

The AIDA *** freediver course is a course which builds on the skills learnt in the AIDA ** course. 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.
This course is really designed for you to improve your technics and most of all to understand your sensation. You will learn proper equalization techniques and free falling to depth.
During this course we will practice the four freediving disciplines in a non competitive way : static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight.

AIDA 3 course consists of:

  • three theory sessions
  • breathing and relaxation sessions
  • two confined water sessions (usually swimming pool)
  • four open water sessions 
  • one exam to pass at the end

To successfully complete the AIDA 3 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes 45 seconds breath-hold, swim 55m in Dynamic with fins and freedive to 24 meters in the Constant Weight discipline. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably with an experienced buddy to depths of 25/30 meters. 

Duration: 3 days (Day 1 – Theory & Ocean, Day 2 – Ocean, Day 3 – Ocean & Examn)
Prerequisites: Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent), AIDA 2 certification or equivalent
Price: 350 USD (equipment included) | Accommodation can be arranged on request.
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AIDA 4

The AIDA **** takes you to a whole new level of confidence in your Freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for Freediving.

This course will push you to the limits of your Freediving abilities. The AIDA 4 star is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve.

AIDA 4 course consists of:

  • four theory sessions
  • breathing and relaxation sessions
  • two confined water sessions (usually swimming pool)
  • four open water sessions 
  • one exam to pass at the end

To successfully complete the AIDA 4 Freediver course you will have to perform a 3 minutes 30 second breath-hold, swim 70m in Dynamic with fins and freedive to 32 meters in Constant Weight discipline.

Duration: 4 days (Day 1 – Theory & Ocean, Day 2 – Theory & Ocean, Day 3 – Theory & Ocean, Day 4 – Ocean & Examn)
Prerequisites: Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent), AIDA 3 certification or equivalent
Price: 420 USD (equipment included) | Accommodation can be arranged on request.
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