AIDA 1 Discovery Freediving Course
Duration: 1 Day
Max Depth: 10 meters (33 ft)
Certification: AIDA 1
Cost: 250 $CAD + taxes
If you are interested in freediving and don’t want to commit to a full course, then this one day discovery course is for you.
Learn the basics and fundamentals of freediving theory, physiology and diving physics.
You will learn how to safely hold your breath longer and have a greater comfort while submerged.
You will learn how to identify risks in freediving, practice safety skills and rescue techniques.
After completing this program, you’ll be more confident whenever you are in the water.
You can receive an AIDA 1 Certificate issued by AIDA International (additional 10 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 or don't feel quite ready for the open water.
What prerequisites do I need for the AIDA 1 course?
For an AIDA 1 Discovery Freediver course you must be able to swim 100 meters non-stop in a pool or confined water setting. No other requirements needed.
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.