*Due to the Covid lockdown we had emptied our diary, and we are just starting to fill it again now which explains all of the gaps, please be advised we are a full time school and we are very flexible so if you want a course running and there are no dates currently in the calendar we can accommodate additional dates. More dates are being added almost daily for all types of courses. Thank you for your patience.
The most basic course to learn freediving is with the AIDA 1 course, it is really a taster or for anyone with no previous freediving training, offered as a required minimum freediving entry level in conjunction with a spearfishing or mermaiding course. It is possible (and in many cases recommended) to go straight to the AIDA 2 qualification which industry wide is recognised as the first qualification you can dive independently of a dive professional.
AIDA 1 Course is a theory and pool/shallow open water based qualification, ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the sport of Freediving especially for Scuba divers, open water swimmers, triathletes and snorkellers.
The purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, safety procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of breath hold freediving.Students will be introduced to the basic disciplines of freediving; Static Apnea, Free immersion and Constant Weight Freediving.
On successful completion you can for a small extra fee receive a certification card from AIDA which you can then show as proof of experience almost anywhere in the world and Open up the opportunity to continue your education and increase your skill set. As an entry level course it qualifies you to dive within a group with more qualified divers.
You will have a go at Static Apnea, to see how long you can hold your breath lying still, after learning a few relaxation and visualisation techniques to help you along. You will also learn how to be a good buddy to someone as they train.
We start with online theory and onto dry exercises where we cover breathing exercises and Statics (STA)
AIDA 1 – Taster session.
Allows you to dive with the club in the open water environment and join our spearfishing courses and deep mermaid course
- Day 1:
Knowledge development (online classroom theory), Static Apnea (wet or dry), Constant weight and Free Immersion.
Swimming kit and comfortable clothes. All freediving equipment used during the course will be provided.
Be 18 years or older (or 16 with parental supervision), have completed the medical statement and be able to swim at least 100 metres non-stop and 300 metres with mask, snorkel and fins.
- Price: £120
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When you purchase the course you will receive your Medical & Liability forms, please bring them filled in and signed on the day. NOTE: If you have answered ‘yes’ in any of the questions then you will need a doctor’s signature to verify it is safe for you to take part in freediving.
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