Advanced Ocean Freediver

$695.00

Advanced Ocean Freediver

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Be certified as an AIDA 2 Freediver Or have completed the AIDA 2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freedive organisation (see below for more information).
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.

Purpose

This 22 hour freediving course builds upon the Ocean Freediver course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to confidently and safely freedive to a maximum depth of 30 metres. Students are expected to build upon their static breath hold times and dynamic distances in the pool. The first component of the Advanced Ocean Freediver course is knowledge and theory development for approximately 6 hours in total. The second component is pool based practicing the freediving skills of static apnea, dynamic apnea and rescues to an advanced level. This is approximately 6 hours (depending on student numbers). The third and final component is in the open ocean practicing the freediving skills of free immersion, constant weight, equalisation and safety to an advanced level. This consists of 4 open water sessions across two days (about 10 hours including boat travel time).

For time poor students unable to attend the face to face theory component in the classroom, we offer a self-study option for the more motivated students. We will email you the 97 page manual which you are expected to read and answer the Knowledge Review Questions which will be discussed with your instructor prior to the start of your pool and ocean components of your course. Please allow a minimum of 1.5 hours for this discussion. This self-study option is available for all AIDA 2 Freediver level courses and higher. Please inquire for further information about this option.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver certification and is registered on the AIDA website Education Online System (EOS).

Medical Conditions

If you tick “Yes” to any medical conditions on the medical form you must see your General Practitioner prior to attending your course. Download Medical Form Here. Please complete the Medical Form and present to your Instructor at the beginning of your course.

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    All specialised freediving rubber weight belts, weights and snorkels are complimentary during the course.

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 AIDA Crossover Evaluation for AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver

All students who have been certified from another freediving organisation will need to undergo an AIDA Crossover Evaluation to ensure they meet the AIDA prerequisites for the higher level AIDA course they want to complete.  This involves:

  • Assessment of the level of knowledge of the student by means of passing a written exam at 75% of the AIDA course level equivalent to their certification level in their oganisation. Freediving Gold Coast does not charge for this assessment if the student is enrolled in the higher level course.
  • Assessment of the pool or confined water skills in the AIDA course equivalent to the student’s certification level in their organisation. Freediving Gold Coast does not charge for this service if the student is enrolled in the higher level course.
  • Assessment of all ocean or open water skills n the AIDA course equivalent to the student’s certification level in their organisation. The student will need to book an Ocean Fun Day for $95, on top of the fees for the advanced course that they wish to complete.