AIDA 2 Freediving

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:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Proper wetsuit for open water diving
  • Gloves and socks for open water diving
  • Weight belt with weights
  • Dive computer (optional but recommend)

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.

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