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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.

Assistant Instructor

$895.00

Assistant Instructor – New in 2018

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Have completed the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver Course Or have completed the AIDA  3 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freedive organisation.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.
  • Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last 2 years.

Purpose

The Assistant Instructor course is the highest level of training attainable within the AIDA recreational freediving education system with students being able to achieve the AIDA 4 Master Freediver certification and be able to work in the capacity of Assistant Instructor.  This course has two primary purposes.

Firstly, the  purpose of this course is to familiarise students with the techniques of deeper freediving including FRC diving, mouth-fill equalisation and the associated safety procedures. Students will also continue their development in static apnea, dynamic apnea, constant weight, free immersion, and introduced to variable weight. Besides the in-water skills the students will be introduced to full body warm-ups and stretching, specific stretching of breathing muscles, training concepts and diet that will benefit their freediving development.  By the end of this course the student will be able to dive comfortably in the constant weight discipline in depths from 32 to 40 metres.  More importantly, the skills learnt in this course are fundamental to freediving beyond 40 metres depth.

The second purpose of this course is to prepare successful students for the role of Assistant Instructors. Students will learn to lead an appropriate warm-up session for confined and open water freediving. They will learn to supervise students of all course levels during confined or open water sessions. Students will learn how to set up freediving buoys and ropes with the appropriate knots and braiding techniques, setting the depth of the dive line, and safe handling of other freediving equipment such as bottom plates, and lanyards.

As with all AIDA courses, the student will be required to undertake three components: Knowledge Development (including exam), Pool (or Confined Water) and Ocean. The student has two options with regard to Knowledge Development. The student may undertake the Knowledge Development using the typical classroom format face to face with the Instructor for a minimum of three sessions (about 6 hours). Alternatively, the motivated student can study from the AIDA 4 Manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews which will be checked and discussed with the Instructor in a 90 minute session. Concepts not clearly understood by the student will be explained and clarified during this session.  Assessment will include a written exam and the student teaching a full body warm-up and stretching routine. The Pool/Confined Water component will consist of a minimum of 2 sessions (about 4 hours) performing statics, dynamics and safety procedures. The Ocean component will consist of a minimum of 4 sessions (typically 8 hours of freediving) over two days practicing the skills of mouth-fill, FRC dives, rescuing a blacked out diver from 20 metres, and simulating equipment failures and emergencies such ascending from 20 metres with only one fin or no mask and towing an inert freediver for a minimum of 50 metres. The student will also learn to prepare freediving buoys, lines and setting appropriate depths. The student will also have the opportunity to perform a variable weight dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA 4 Master 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.

Freediving Nose Clips

$60.00

Freediving Nose Clips

  • Made from durable light weight aluminium.
  • Choose from a range of multiple colours: blue, green, silver, red & gold
  • Ideal for pool or ocean freediving.
  • Short lanyard around the neck.
  • Streamlined low profile.

 

Intro Freediver

$195.00

Intro Freediver

Prerequisites

To enrol in this freedivig 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 8 hour pool freediving  course is to introduce the complete beginner to freediving basic skills, knowledge and safety procedures. The course goes beyond snorkelling as you learn to safely and confidently freedive beyond 5 metres in depth. The course consists of two sessions. The first session is in the classroom focusing on knowledge development including learning how to breathe and equalise effectively for freediving. The second session is a pool session where these foundation skills are practiced.

Freediving Gold Coast practices all the classroom activities at Parkside Medical and all the pool activities at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, arguably the best pool to practice freediving in the southern hemisphere. If you want to challenge yourself beyond the pool we recommend upgrading to the full Ocean Freediver course now for $300 (to Upgrade to the Ocean Freediver course from the Intro Freediver course at a later date is $330).

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA 2 Pool Freediver certification or AIDA 1 (depending on achievement level) 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.

Monofin Freediver

$395.00

Monofin Freediver

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older(16 years with parent or guardian consent).
  • Have completed the AIDA 2 Freediver certification or AIDA 2 Pool Freediver certification or equivalent.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.

Purpose

This one day course in total is an introduction to monofin swimming covering the necessary skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to start using the freediving monofin efficiently.  Students will be introduced to different approaches to freediving with a monofin, exercises designed to work on style and training programs to develop strength, flexibility and skill in using the monofin. The course consists of three components. The first component is knowledge development in the classroom of approximately 2 hours. The second component is either pool based or confined water based (in a protected area in the ocean) practicing monofin freediving skills. This session is about 2 hours. Students have the option of completing the  third and final component in the pool/confined water or the ocean. If the student wishes to undertake the final session in the ocean the student will also need to purchase an Ocean Fun Day session.

This freediving specialisation is typically offered on a one on one basis to individual students and is based on demand. While the use of monofins are encouraged it is still possible to undertake the course using smaller bifins and regular bifins. Please contact us to arrange suitable training times and dates.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA Monofin 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.

Ocean Freediver course off the Gold Coast

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.

Ocean Fun Days

$95.00

Ocean Fun Days

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 a minimum as an AIDA 2 Freediver or equivalent level by an International organisation.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.

Purpose

Freediving Gold Coast is the only freediving school in Australia that offers regular boat trips to practice freediving skills in the ocean in our own freediving boat – you are not sharing the boat with scuba divers.  This is the opportunity to practice the freediving disciplines of free immersion, and constant weight with no fins, bifins or monofins. Depths are commensurate with a diver’s certification level.  Depending on the dive site we dive to a maximum of 40 metres. Each Ocean Fun Day typically consists of 2 sessions of freediving of approximately 90 minutes each or three hours in total. Pick up times are dependent on weather and sea conditions and are confirmed 24 hours prior to the day but these freedive days are typically from 8am to 1pm.

Freediving Gold Coast welcomes freedivers from other international organisations who wish to have a fun day out with us to continue to practice, maintain and challenge their skills. The adage of “if you don’t use it you lose it”  very much applies to depth diving in the ocean. Ocean Fun Days are also ideal opportunities for students to further practice diving to meet course standards for certification (if the standards were not achieved during their enrolled course).

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.