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AIDA2

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Freediver

The static and dynamic sessions in confined water are used to teach relaxation, breathing, finning and safety techniques. In the open water sessions students will apply the skills they have learned in the pool / confined water sessions and combine them with the basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning, turns and use of buoyancy.

The freediving theory will include: Introduction to Freediving, Freediving Breathing Cycle, Basic Physiology of Freediving, Equalization, Freediving Techniques, Safety in Freediving, Equipment in Freediving, Freediving Disciplines.

Requirement 

Age: 18 years old & above (16 or 17 years old with parental consent)

Prerequisite: Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins or at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel

Course Structure

Self-learning

  • Online Theory Learning

With the instructor

  • Theory: knowledge review (1hr)

  • Confined water: 2 pool sessions (total 4hrs)

  • Open water: 4D3N island trip

Course Fees

  • RM1600

  • payment term: half upon signing up the course and remaining half before island trip

Includes

Course fees doesn't include island accommodation, food and transport.

Extra Benefits

  • enjoy up to 20% lifetime discount on our freediving equipment store

  • FREE one deep pool session (90mins)

AIDA3

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Advanced Freediver

The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, to acquire new skills and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques. The new techniques that are introduced are free-fall, Frenzel Equalizing, the use of training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and also how to minimize these risks. Students will train these skills in the most common disciplines of freediving: Static Apnoea, Dynamic Apnoea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight.

The theory will include: Physiology, Equalization, Barotrauma, Lungs at Depth, Buoyancy, Shallow Water Blackout, Training Concepts, The Mammalian Dive Response, Decompression Sickness , Surface Intervals and the Freediver's Code of Conduct.

Requirement 

Age: 18 years old & above (16 years old with parental consent)

Prerequisite: AIDA2 or equivalent level from other agency*

Course Structure

Self-learning

  • Online Theory Learning

With the instructor

  • Theory: knowledge review (1hr)

  • Confined water: 2 pool sessions (total 4hrs)

  • Open water: 4D3N island trip

Course Fees

  • RM1800

  • payment term: half upon signing up the course and remaining half before island trip

Includes

Course fees doesn't include island accommodation, food and transport.

Extra Benefits

*A single pool evaluation (at a charge of RM60 includes pool entry) is required for freediver who intend to do a crossover from another agency. Additional training might be needed based on the evaluation.

COURSE STANDARDS & REQUIREMENT

AIDA 2

  • Theory exam

  • STA at least 2 minutes

  • DYN at least 40m

  • CWT 12m

  • Buddying 10m

  • Rescue 5m

AIDA 3
  • Theory exam

  • STA at least 2mins45secs

  • DYN at least 55m

  • CWT 24m

  • Buddying 15m

  • Rescue 10m

AIDA1

Looking for pool only certification?

AIDA1

Learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

This course offers a basic knowledge of freediving and introductory skills such as relaxation of body and mind, finning techniques, duck dives and equalisation.

Course Fees

  • RM850

After completing AIDA1, you may take the depth component to upgrade to AIDA2 at RM800.

Requirement 

Age: 18 years old & above (16 years old with parental consent)

Prerequisite: 

  • Be able to swim at least 100m non-stop

Course Structure

Self-learning

  • Online Theory Learning

With the instructor

  • Theory: knowledge review (1hr)

  • Confined water: 2 pool sessions (total 4hrs)

Includes

  • rental of training fins and mask

  • pool entries

Extra Benefits

Course Standard & Requirement

​None

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Freediving Education Program

The goal of the AIDA Education Program is to share the knowledge and skills to enjoy freediving in a safe and responsible way. It caters for absolute beginners as much as for advanced freedivers and takes you through a comprehensive, professional qualification structure all the way up to AIDA Instructor level. Freediving has probably been around since the dawn of mankind. Just look at the phenomenal Japanese pearl diving Amas, the Greek sponge collectors or the Filipino, Indonesian or Malaysian water tribes with their spectacular underwater hunting capabilities. Compared to that, recreational and competitive freediving as we know it today is still a very young phenomenon. Because of that, the learning curve in modern freediving is still steep. Techniques get introduced, refined, adapted, and replaced all the time.
 

The AIDA Education Program is kept on top of this rapid development by regular revision and adaptation to the latest research in order to remain the standard of worldwide freediving Education since its inception in 1992.

  • Can I join if I can’t swim?
    Freediving, unlike scuba diving, is a relatively demanding sport and adequate swimming skill is needed. The course requires one to be able to swim 200 metres unassisted, non-stop in a pool setting. If you are unsure, we suggest that you join our DISCOVER FREEDIVING for RM120 (a 1.5-hr-session) to try out the sports before committing to a certification course.
  • I would like to take the Level 1 course. How do I register?
    To register for any beginner course, please drop us a message and we shall email you the registration and medical declaration forms to start with. Confirm your slot by paying at least half of the course fee upon registration.
  • When is the next intake?
    We usually have 2 to 3 intakes every month. Stay tuned on intake dates on our website or you may register your interest and we will keep you updated.
  • When are the classes?
    We operates both weekdays and weekends. On-going training and courses are available every Saturday and Sunday. Private lessons are available during weekdays.
  • What is the minimum age to join?
    For certification course, one has to be at least 12 years old. While for DISCOVER FREEDIVING, we have had students as young as 8-year-old and as seasoned as 70-year-old.
  • Where are the pool classes being conducted?
    Our pool classes are conducted in The Campus, Ampang.
  • I can’t hold my breath long; would I be able to freedive?
    Don’t worry, leave it to us ;-)
  • Which freediving agency are you associated with?
    AIDA, PADI and Molchanovs.
  • If I am an existing freediver from another agency and would like to crossover. How do I do it?
    Certified freediver of equivalent level may continue their next level here (eg. A certified SSI Freediving Level 1 may enrol in PADI Advanced Freediver course.) We do require a single assessment chargeable at RM60 to evaluate your competency before you start your course. Additional training session(s) might be required if we find it necessary.
  • How many students to one instructor?
    Our instructor to student ratio is 1:6 or sometimes 2: 6 which includes an assistant instructor.
  • Do I need to buy/ rent the equipment?
    Equipment rental is included in the course fee. You do not have to buy or pay extra until you feel ready to get your own equipment.
  • What do I need to bring for pool session/training?
    Your swimwear, clothes to change, towel, drinking water, sun block and your inward power!
  • What if I can't make it to the date that I have booked ahead?
    Our school operates on a scheduled appointment basis. When cancelling a session, we require student to provide MORE than a day notice (by 12 midnight) to your lesson date. Any cancellation without notice or on the same day will be charged for a full session. No refund is allowed under any circumstances. We offer a free replacement upon rescheduling for all cancellation made at least one day ahead.
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