AIDA 2 ★
AIDA 2 * Freediver course is for confident snorkelers or swimmers who want to learn all the basic theory and techniques of freediving. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point to freediving. The course builds a foundation of good freediving technique and safety skills.
The AIDA 2 * Course takes 3 days to complete and consists of 3 sections:
- Knowledge Development: your instructor will conduct a classroom session where you will cover what is Freediving, what kind of equipment is needed and how to prepare yourself for a breathhold dive.
There is a written exam to complete for the course.
- Confined water session: where you will learn basic freediving skills in a swimming pool including breathing techniques, duck diving, finning, buddying and safety techniques.
The performance requirements for the pool session is that you complete static apnea for 2 minutes and you complete dynamic apnea for 40 metres.
- Open Water sessions: you will practise the skills you learned in the swimming pool in an open water environment, increasing your confidence and ability step by step.
The performance requirement for the open water sessions is to achieve a constant weight dive between 16 and 20 metres.
You will need to complete the Medical Form below to show you are fit to take the course so please review it before confirming participation in the course.
Day 1 will usually start at 9am in the classroom where you will complete the required course paperwork and receive a brief theory presentation from your instructor before going to the swimming pool to practice the skills and diving techniques you have discussed to become a strong freediver.
After lunch you will go back into the classroom to complete the remainder of the theory.
On days 2 and 3 we take you on one of our speedboats “Midnight Blue” to make the open water sessions. Pick up from your resort is around 7am-7.30am depending where you are staying on Koh Samui.
After getting a briefing from your instructor you will participate in 2 open water sessions each day and depending on our schedule and sea conditions, dive sessions can take place either in Koh Tao or at Sail Rock.
During the open water sessions will put into practice the skills and techniques you learned in the swimming pool for breathing, duck diving, finning, buddying and safety.
You will practise free immersion and constant weight freedives including use of proper buddy procedures and rescue skills.
We have lunch on the boat then move the boat to a second dive site and dive again in the afternoon so you can further practise your new skills.
We usually return to Koh Samui between 1pm and 3pm depending on our destination that day.