Ocean Freediver

$495.00

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 able to swim at least 200m non stop without fins and at least 300m non stop with mask, fins, and snorkel.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.

Purpose

This weekend course is our foundation freediving course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a recreational freediver to safely freedive up to a maximum depth of 20 metres. This course is for students already confident in the water especially the ocean.  It is ideal for people who are confident swimmers, surfers, and scuba divers or simply those people who what to challenge themselves. The course consists of three components. The first component is on knowledge and theory development of approximately 5 hours (including a multiple choice test) in the classroom. The second component is pool based practicing the freediving skills of static apnea, dynamic apnea and rescues. This is approximately 4 hours. The third and final component is in the ocean from our specialised freediving boat practicing the freediving skills of free immersion, constant weight, equalisation and safety. This is approximately 5 hours including the boat trip to and from the dive site (included in the price).

For time poor students unable to attend the Friday night theory component (for Gold Coast students) we offer a self-study option for the more motivated students. We will email you the 110 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 course on the Saturday morning (usually 8am). 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 2 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.

  • Please choose the starting date of your freediving course from the drop down menu below:

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    All specialised freediving rubber weight belts, weights and snorkels are complimentary during the course. You may rent the following freediving equipment for the total duration of your freediving course.

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    • 10 $
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    • 25 $

    For more information and description on wetsuit sizes please see FAQ.

    This is complimentary and automatically included in your course fee.

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Ocean Freediver course off the Gold Coast

Freediving course off the Gold Coast – are you up to the challenge?

AIDA Crossover Evaluation for Students from Other Freediving Organisations

We often get inquiries from students from other freediving organisations who have not completed part of their requirements of their certification. Students have the option of completing their certification with the world body, AIDA International. To do so, such students will need to complete a Crossover Evaluation.This involves:

  • Assessment of the level of knowledge of the student by means of passing the AIDA 2 Freediver written exam at 75% or higher. Allow a minimum of one hour for this assessment.
  • Assessment of the pool or confined water skills equivalent to the level of the AIDA 2 Freediver course. Allow about two hours for this assessment.
  • Assessment of all ocean or open water skills equivalent to the level of the AIDA 2 Freediver course. This is typically one morning of about 4 hours including the boat trip to and from the dive site.

Freediving Gold Coast charges $330 for this Crossover Evaluation. This includes all boat fees and certification fee. On successful completion of the Crossover Evaluation students will be certified as AIDA 2 Freediver with AIDA International. Please choose the option “Crossover Evaluation” from the drop down menu under “Start Dates.