AIDA 3 ★

10,700 baht

AIDA 3 * Freediver course is designed for experienced freedivers who are interested in diving deeper or breatholding for longer and improving their freediving technique. The course goes into more detail about the theory and training concepts behind deep freediving.

AIDA 3 * Course takes 3 days to complete and consists of 3 sections:

  • Knowledge Development: your instructor will conduct a classroom session where you will cover in more detail the theory and training concepts of Freediving which will allow you to understand the physiology and techniques behind deep freediving including using O2 and CO2 tables.

There is a written exam to complete for the course.

  • AIDA 3 Star FreediverConfined 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 45 seconds and you complete dynamic apnea for 55 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 24 and 30 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. 

AIDA International Medical Statement

Day 1 will usually start at 9am in the classroom where you will complete the required course paperwork and receive a briefing before going to the swimming pool to practice the skills and diving techniques you have discussed to become a stronger freediver. AIDA 2 Star Freediver

After lunch you will receive theory presentations from your instructor which will help you to understand the physiology and techniques behind deep freediving.

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 you will put into practice the skills and techniques you learned in the swimming pool as well as neutral bouyancy techniques, proper finning and buddying techniques, loss of mask skills and safety exercises. You will practise free immersion and constant weight freedives and we will help you to improve your freediving performances whilst advancing your safety, buddy 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.