AIDA 2 Beginner Freediver Course
Duration: 2-3 Days
Max Depth: 20 meters (65 ft)
Certification: AIDA 2
Cost: 545 $CAD + taxes
If you're interested in learning to safely dive underwater to 20 meters (65 feet) on one breath, then this course is for you.
Learn the fundamentals of freediving theory, physiology and diving physics.
You will learn how to safely hold your breath longer, have a greater comfort while submerged and dive deeper underwater.
You will train in different freediving disciplines including Static, Dynamic and Depth.
Learn how to identify risks in freediving, practice safety skills and deep water rescue techniques.
After completing this program, you’ll be a proficient freediver with a greater comfort in freediving in an open water setting.
You can receive an AIDA 2 Certificate issued by AIDA International (additional 20 Euro).
Frequently Asked Questions
What freediving course should I sign up for?
We recommend to sign up for an AIDA 1 Beginner Freediver course if you have little to no experience in an open water setting. A pool based course will help you achieve a comfort underwater and while holding your breath.
What prerequisites do I need for the AIDA 2 course?
For an AIDA 2 Beginner Freediver course you must be able to swim 200 meters non-stop in a pool setting or have an AIDA 1 certification.
What equipment should I bring in the pool session?
For an AIDA 1 pool session you will need a wetsuit, a mask and snorkel. A thin wetsuit is required to stay warm while practicing statics in the pool. We recommend a triathlon/surfing/snorkelling wetsuit anywhere between 3mm to 5mm thick. As a reference, this is appropriate: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5021-537/Fusion-4-3mm-Neoprene-Wetsuit
Is freediving a suitable activity for me?
Freediving is an activity suitable for everyone, irregardless of experience or background.
What equipment should I bring for the open water session?
An open water session in Canada requires specific freediving equipment to maintain comfort, warmth and protection in the water. In the summer months, the surface water may be warm, however thermoclines persist at depth.