April AIDA2 Freediving Course

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Date(s) - 01/04/2022 - 03/04/2022
5:30 pm

Lake Pupuke

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AIDA2 Freediver Course:

PLEASE NOTE: This will likely be the final AIDA2 course held before Winter. After this, we expect to resume AIDA2 & 3 courses in Late September – Early October 2022.

The goal of the AIDA Level 2 Freediver Course is to build your freediving foundations. To achieve this the course focuses on giving you the theory and teaching you the techniques that Freedivers of all levels use day in and day out.  

From the duck dive, over to finning technique and equalisation – you will learn all basic skills and safety procedures step by step. 

Many freediving novices are concerned about numbers, such as minutes of breath hold or depth of a dive in order to become a certified freediver. In fact, the numbers will come easily once you have mastered the basic skills, which is why we focus on this.

This course is designed for beginner Freedivers, as such, there’s no need to do an AIDA Level 1 before starting this course. At the end of this course the goal is for all students to be comfortable with 2min+ Static Breath Holds, 40m+ Dynamic Apnea Swims and 16-20m Deep Dives. 

Prerequisites: Can swim 200m non-stop without the aid of fins, mask, snorkel or wetsuit. Are 18 years or older (or 16 years old with parental consent).

Course Outline: 

Duration: 2.5 Days. 

Friday Evening – Theory Session which covers – Introductions to Freediving, Freedive Breathing Cycle, Basic Physiology of Freediving, Equalisation Techniques, Freedive Techniques, Safety in Freediving, Equipment for Freediving & Freediving Disciplines. 

Saturday & Sunday – Practical Sessions both Pool and Open Water Based.

Pool – Practice Static and Dynamic Apnea. Focus is on putting into practice our breathing theory alongside developing our technique for; Safety & Buddying, Finning, Body Position & Streamline, Recovery Breathing & Weighting. 

Open Water – Continue developing the skills we have developed in the pool, but apply them to deep diving. These sessions expand the focus to include Duck Diving, Orientation, Buddying for Depth and Equalising. 

Equipment: Wetsuit (Ideally a thinner pool suit and a thicker open water suit), Mask, Snorkel, Weights and Weight Belt, Fins and Booties.

Other recommended things: Water bottle to stay hydrated, sunblock and a hat. 

Booking Info: In order to secure your space on the course we require a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the course cost. This allows us to be certain of numbers attending the course so we can book pool space, classroom space etc. Any situation where a course is unable to go ahead for an unforeseen reason at AFC, we will fully refund your deposit.

Vaccine Passes: As we will be spending time at Pools, we must follow their requirements for entry. As such you must be able to present a valid Vaccine Pass in order to participate in the course.

We require 3 people minimum for a 4 person course to go ahead. For an 8 person course, we require a minimum of 5. If we (AFC) have to cancel a course due to not having enough participants, your deposit will be fully refunded. 

COVID19 – We have seen alert levels change at short notice. In the event of a change that will prevent the course from fully going ahead, your deposit will be fully refunded. 

Change of mind/circumstance – It’s difficult to fill these courses, which is why we don’t give change of mind refunds. If you need to cancel let us know, we may be able to move you to another course depending on available space. Or if we can fill your spot, we will be able to offer you a refund.


Bookings are closed for this event.