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The AIDA 2 course is for those who have come across freediving and want to complete their certification. Prerequisites include being able to surface swim 200m without a mask, fins, and snorkel, or 300m with a mask, fins, and snorkel. You must be 18 to enrol (or 16 with a parent’s consent). Taking a freediving course is the most important step of your freediving development.
- Develop an overview to freediving theory, where common misconceptions and student questions will be addressed.
- The knowledge and skills acquired from this course will empower you to train with another trained buddy. You will learn and practise crucial buddy safety and rescue procedures.
- Obtain specific feedback from your instructor to correct technique to make the most of your one breath.
- The AIDA 2 certification or higher is also required to participate in most training, organized recreational freediving (dive boats, club events), and competitions in Ontario and the world.
Course Structure over four days:
- Two theory sessions
- Two pool sessions
- Four open water sessions
Course requirements to be qualify for certification:
- 40m distance underwater (DYN)
- 2:00 stationary breath hold time in water (STA)
- 16m depth (CWT)
- One final exam, with a minimum passing score of 75%
The full price of the AIDA 2 course is $700, covering the following:
- All course materials (AIDA 2 manual, presentation slides, exams)
- AIDA certification fees
- Pool entrance fees
- Low student-to-instructor ratios
What to bring:
Students are expected to bring the following:
- Proper wetsuit for open water diving
- Gloves and socks for open water diving
- Weight belt with weights
- Dive computer (optional but reccomended)
Please contact Diveworld for rental options at a special AIDA 2 rate. Students will be responsible for transportation between locations, although carpooling with other students or the instructor could be arranged if needed.