AIDA 4 Course2019-05-30T10:49:22+01:00

AIDA 4 FREEDIVING COURSE

The AIDA 4 Freediving course 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 freediving course is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve. You can combine it with the Competition Freediver course for those who want to explore the challenge of competitive freediving.

COURSE COST £420

Payment can be split into £200 for pool and theory, followed by £220 for Openwater.

Price includes, all equipment, course materials, certifications and pool fees. Entrance fees to dive site are charged separately if applicable.

COURSE OUTLINE

This course consists of three theory sessions, two pool sessions and four open water dives. 

To successfully complete the AIDA 4 star freediver course you will have to perform a 3 minute 30 second breathold, swim 70 m underwater with fins and dive to 32 meters in the open water

DAY 1: THEORY & POOL

We start by doing theory, either online initially or straight into the classroom. We then go to the swimming pool where we cover Static and Dynamic Apnea and cover how to safety each other and rescues so that you can start to dive in our established club structure. 

Even the most experienced swimmers, snorkellers and scuba divers are surprised how much they learn in this entry level course, it’s not just about holding your breath!

  • Certification:
    AIDA 4 Star – Freediver.
    Allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 20m with an independent buddy or professional guide.
  • Duration:
    4 Day
  • Day 1:
    Knowledge development, Pool work.
  • Day 2:
    Knowledge Development, Pool work and AIDA 4 Star Exam
  • Equipment:
    Swimming kit and comfortable clothes. All freediving equipment used during the course will be provided.
  • Requirements:
    Be 18 years or older, 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: £200

DAY 3 & 4: OPEN WATER

You are elligible to join the AIDA 4 Star OPEN WATER section after having done the AIDA 4 Star POOL & THEORY.

The Open water section of the course is run over two days in Open Water. This will take the diver down to a depth of 20 metres depending on the time of year and the students needs.

  • Certification:
    AIDA 4 Star – Freediver.
    Allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 20m with an independent buddy or professional guide.
  • Duration:
    2 Days
  • Day 1:
    Open Water Sessions.
  • Day 2:
    Further Open Water Sessions, followed by AIDA 4 Star Exam.
  • Equipment:
    All freediving equipment used during the course will be provided and included in the price.
  • Dive site fees:
    Payable to the site if applicable.
  • Requirements:
    Be 18 years or older, 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: £220

1/4: PICK A COURSE DATE

Find the next available AIDA 4 course from the google calendar below.

If you cannot find any dates for the above course, please contact steve@freedivers.co.uk or call +44 (0) 7940 998915 and we will accommodate you the best we can.

NOTE: Make sure you have the correct course location as there may be a few.

2/4: PAY NOW

Reserve your spot on the course by making the corresponding payment on the next page.

3/4: DOWNLOAD FORMS

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.

4/4: ALL DONE

Congratulations – you’re all done. We will send you an email in the next day or two with further course information including some exercises to start off with.

Are there any hidden costs?2019-05-30T10:49:02+01:00

Course fees include pool fees and equipment. For AIDA courses the certification costs are due at the end of the course you wish to be signed off for, normally 20 Euros per certification. The PADI courses include the first certification when you purchase the Freediver Touch. Open water fees are not included, some sites are free, some charge and that is payable locally.

Is all the equipment included?2019-05-30T10:49:02+01:00

Yes – all equipment is provided, the school carries full kit, enough to kit several groups at once, so sizing is rarely an issue.

Cross overs – if I am already a certified Freediver with another agency?2019-05-30T10:49:02+01:00

We have a cross over chart so that we can enrol you onto the appropriate course. Also those agencies that are not recognised, we can find fair ways of enrolling you onto the appropriate course and getting value from it. A freediver is a freediver, as well as rules being rules.

What is the minimum age?2019-05-30T10:49:01+01:00

18 years to become an AIDA Freediver, if you have parental permission and you are joining with a parent, the age is 16 years of age.

From the time I complete the pool and theory, and do the open water, how long do I have to complete the qualification?2019-05-30T10:49:01+01:00

12 months unless you visit us in-between that time and do some refresher training, then it can last another 12 months from that date. It is also possible to be signed off at AIDA 2* Pool Freediver level (you would be charged a nominal fee for the certification if doing it using this method). Most people however want to move onto the open water section of the course and complete the full AIDA 2* Freediver course.

Do I need to be fit to do this course?2019-05-30T10:49:01+01:00

You can get fit doing the sport! General health is important for safety, you will get a medical form to fill in, it is a self-declaration form. If you have any significant medical problems (heart/lungs, diabetes, asthma for example) you would need to see a Doctor first to see if the sport was for you. Many people have mild symptoms that do not preclude them from the sport with a Doctors permission, however a serious condition would likely stop you. You will benefit from a basic level of fitness, but being slightly overweight or slightly unfit won’t stop you from doing really well in the course. It is something you can work on.

Is there any self-study to do?2019-05-30T10:49:01+01:00

We have put together some useful exercises and a reading pack for you to help you during the course. It is not compulsory to do this, however highly recommended.

Do I have to have any previous diving experience to do the AIDA 4 Freediver course?2019-05-30T10:48:29+01:00

Yes. You require to be a minimum qualification of AIDA 3 or equivalent. The pool is very easy to pass, the open water it is recommended that you are diving regularly.

Instructors

Steve Millard
Steve MillardAIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer & PADI Master Freediving Instructor