Why train with the Auckland Freediving Club?
Regular training with us as a club member will help you improve your breath-hold abilities, safety skills, and being comfortable in the water.
This is great for:
- Snorkelers, swimmers, surfers, or anyone who wants to be safer in the water
- Beginner and advanced spearfishers who want to safely improve their breath-hold
- People interested in performance freediving
Give the Gift of Freediving
Did you know you can now buy a gift voucher for Auckland Freediving for your friends or loved ones?
Step 1: Join
Your first three sessions with AFC are a guided induction to diving safely with the club. We limit numbers so you have to book your place on the event.
Click the 'Join AFC' button to sign up and pick your dates for the induction (Mondays at 18:45 at Tepid Baths).
Step 2: Train
Continue training with the club as a full member with full benefits until your Club Intro expires (three months in total):
- Join any pool training session
- Do a lake depth induction
- Attend member only events and trips
- Freediving NZ Membership included - allows you to compete at AIDA Grade in NZ competitions
Step 3: Renew
This step is optional, but we think you'll love the Auckland Freediving Club as much as we do.
There are two options to renew; Annual or Monthly.
Annual Membership - $270/year
Best option to take advantage of the Annual Member Benefits and have access to the club for the entire year.
Monthly Membership - $40/month
Great if you're not around for long or in and out of Auckland - pause or restart your membership at any time.
* Monthly members are not eligible for the Annual Member Benefits
Annual Member BenefitsClub Intro and Annual Members receive the benefits outlined below (pro-rated to your join date)
Membership Fee Discounts
Help out with monthly inductions and get up to $50 off your club fees for next year.
- $25 off next year's fees if you assist (2IC) with at least one month of inductions
- $50 off next year's fees if you lead at least one month of inductions (must be 2IC first)
Click on the Roster below to sign up to help out with inductions:
Organise a club trip or join an organised club trip and get up to $50 off.
In order to be eligible for club trip subsidy, trips must be:
- Open to all members of the club
- Advertised well in advance
- Have at least 6 club members in attendance (or be an official AIDA freediving competition - see Competition Subsidy section for details)
Each full annual club member attending the trip will receive up to $50 off the trip.
Full members for the entire year are entitled to a maximum of 3 subsidised events.
The Auckland Freediving Club are committed to supporting athletes to compete in official AIDA freediving competitions. All annual members are eligible to apply for a $50 competition subsidy to help with cost of travel, accomodation and entry fees for any official freediving competitions they particpate in, even if less than 6 club members attend.
* Each competition subsidy will count as one of the maximum Event Discounts available to each full annual member. Annual members for the full year are entitled to a total of three $50 Event or Competition discounts. See the Event Discounts section for more details.
Volunteer with the club and get up to $150^ off your AIDA course fee.
To be eligible for the course subsidy you must:
- Volunteer with the club – choose 2 bullet points from below:
- Help as 2IC for inductions at Tepids over 1 month
- Help as Lead for inductions at Tepids over 1 month
- Lead 4 depth induction rigs
- Sign up on the Training Roster for the volunteer slots you have chosen above (you will need to switch to Tepids or Lake tabs to register), you can find the roster on the website: https://aucklandfreediving.co.nz/training/roster/
- Email the committee telling them when you will complete the volunteering and that you would like the subsidy
^ AFC currently operate on a club year of September – August. If you are a new member joining March-August you may not have time to complete all requirements within the club year so email the committee to set up a suitable plan that will determine the amount of subsidy and volunteer requirements.
A great way to learn more about diving, give back to the club and help reinforce your new learnings while doing so.