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AIDA Course – Blue Freedom Apnea

Get officially certified with our AIDA Freediving program.

20% discount when you book 1 month advance on any courses

Courses

AIDA 1, INTRODUCTION

PHP 3,500

This course offers introductory knowledge and skills in freediving such as relaxation of body and mind, finning techniques, duck dives and equalisation. If you’re thinking of trying freediving but don’t want to go all-in yet, this is a good place to start.

Every great adventure started with a single step. In this case, it starts with a single dive.

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
Requirements to get certified:
  • None
2 Water Sessions:
  • 1 pool
  • 1 open water



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AIDA 2, BASIC FREEDIVING

PHP 10,000

AIDA 2 course will give you a basic understanding of freediving. From duck dives, over finning techniques to equalisation-you will learn all basic skills, step-by-step. You’ll also be introduced to the theory behind the sport of freediving.

At the end of this course, you’ll be a holistic freediver, knowing both theoretical and practical knowledge in freediving.

Prerequisites:
  • 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
Requirements to get certified:
  • 2 minutes STA; 40 meters DYN, 16 meters CWT, theoretical exam
5 Water Sessions:
  • 2 pool
  • 3 open water
Pool Sessions:
  • Static Apnea Training
  • Dynamic Apnea Training
  • Relaxation, Breathing, Finning, and Safety Techniques
Open Water Sessions:
  • Introduction
  • Freediving Breathing Cycle
  • Basic Physiology
  • Equalization Theory
  • Freediving Techniques
  • Safety
  • Equipment in Freediving
  • Freediving Disciplines



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AIDA 3, ADVANCED FREEDIVING

PHP 14,500

You will now go one step further. You’ll learn how to bring your freediving to the next level, beyond the basics.

The AIDA 3 course is designed to further develop skills from previous training, to acquire new skills and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques.

Passing this course will open up new possibilities in your freediving experience. Depths that may seem inaccessible before are now within reach.

Prerequisites:
  • 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
Requirements to get certified:
  • 2:45 minutes STA; 55 meters DYN, 24 meters CWT, theoretical exam
5 Water Sessions:
  • 2 pool
  • 3 open water
9 Sessions:
  • 2 pool
  • 4 open water
  • 3 Theory Sessions
New Techniques taught:
  • Free-Fall
  • Advanced Frenzel Equalization
  • Training Table Usage
  • Minimizing risks in changes of pressure
Advanced Training for:
  • Static Apnea
  • Dynamic Apnea
  • Free Immersion
  • Constant Weight
Open Water Sessions:
  • Physiology
  • Equalization
  • Barotrauma
  • Lungs at Depth
  • Buoyancy
  • Shallow Water Blackout
  • Training Concepts
  • Mammalian Dive Response
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Surface Intervals
  • Freediver’s Code of Conduct



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AIDA 4, MASTER FREEDIVING

PHP 20,000

Go beyond the limits of recreational diving. This training is for the committed freediver; ready to go all-in.

In the AIDA4 Course you will learn the latest techniques and essential knowledge inorder to extend your capabilities to safely reach the limits of recreational freediving,which AIDA sets at a depth of 38 meters.

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be prepared to enter the world of competitive freediving. Where legends set depth records scientists thought were unfathomable for the human body to safely reach.

A successful AIDA4 student can also act as an assistant instructor on all AIDA freediving courses. This will help embed in you the concepts and techniques that you have learned over the course of your training. After all, the best way to learn is to teach.

Prerequisites:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)
  • Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover
  • Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency
  • Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last two years
Requirements to get certified:
  • 3:30 minutes STA; 70 meters DYN, 32 meters CWT, theoretical exam
9 Sessions:
  • 1 knowledge Review Session
  • 3 Theory Sessions
  • 2 Pool sessions
  • 4 Open Water sessions
New Techniques taught:
  • FRC diving
  • Mouth-Fill Equalization
  • Packing and Reverse Packing
Master these Disciplines:
  • Static Apnea
  • Dynamic Apnea
  • Constant Weight
  • Free Immersion
  • Variable Weight
Assistant Instructor Training:
  • Managing Open Water Equipment
  • Leading warm-up sessions
  • Supervising students of all levels
Masterclass Theory sessions:
  • Physics of freediving
  • 1. Dalton’s Law
  • 2. Boyle’s Law
  • 2. Henry’s Law
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Failure Depth
  • Increasing Vital Capacity
  • Decreasing Residual Volume
  • Fitness and Training
  • Nutrition and Diet for Freedivers



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AIDA INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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30 days training

In AIDA 1-4, you learned all about freediving. From the basics all the way to the advanced. Now this is your final lesson from us. You will learn how to teach.

The AIDA Instructor course is for the freedivers willing to turn this sport into a career.
Within 30 days you will be trained how to teach AIDA Freediving Courses effectively to aspiring students.

Theory sessions cover not only freediving science and human anatomy but also topics such as planning, marketing and the day-to-day running of your very own freediving school. We also teach legal requirements and risk management to make you not only a great instructor, but a decent entrepreneur as well.

Water sessions are used to complete performance requirements and skill demonstrations. As a part of the Instructor Course, candidates teach trial courses AIDA 2 and 3 under supervision of their Instructor Trainer.

One month prior to starting this course, applicants receive studying materials as well as a topic of their own research which they will present during the IC as one of the practical exams.

We reiterate. This course is the final and most demanding course the AIDA system offers non-competitive freedivers. But also the most gratifying. Your accumulation of freediving knowledge is only worth the effort if you share it with others.

Prerequisites:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last two years
  • Have completed the AIDA 4 course or have completed the AIDA 4 Crossover
  • Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency
Requirements to get certified:
  • 1 dive to minimum 40m maximum 50m
  • 1 dive to 30m lasting for a minimum of 1.30 minutes
  • After a 1 minute breath-up hang at 15m for 45 seconds to a minute and then rescue a freediver with BO from that depth
  • Stamina test: max 1 min preparation and then 5 consecutive dives to 20m, each with a 1 min surface interval
  • Rescue from 25m followed by recovery at surface and 50m tow Static breath hold: minimum 4 minutes
  • Demonstration of other disciplines: DNF, CNF and VW, no minimum requirement AIDA 2, 3 and 4 theoretical exams, final Instructor Course exam, practical exams on teaching and setting up equipment, oral presentation
80 minimum water sessions



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