Advanced Ocean Freediver


Advanced Ocean Freediver


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.


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.


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.

Cancellation Policy: The full details of our cancellation policy can be found under FAQ. Please read prior to booking any courses. 

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

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



 AIDA Crossover Evaluation for AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver

All students who have been certified from another freediving organisation and wish to do an AIDA course will need to undergo an AIDA Crossover Evaluation to ensure they meet the AIDA prerequisites for the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver course.  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 two hours for this assessment. Cost is $95.
  • Assessment of the pool or confined water skills equivalent to the level of the AIDA 2 Freediver course. Allow two hours for this assessment. Cost is $95 for this component.
  • 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. Cost is $95 for this component.

Freediving Gold Coast charges a total $285 for this Crossover Evaluation. Though it is not mandatory to proceed to the AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver course, if you would like the AIDA 2 Freediver certification it is an additional $35 which is paid to AIDA International.

Freediving Gold Coast Youtube Channel

Clinton performs a “selfie” CWT dive to show one of the key skills of AIDA 3 – freefalling. The 31.8 metre dive was completed in 1 minute 23 seconds. The line was set to 30 metres but Clinton went past the tennis ball which indicates the 30 metre depth mark in this Youtube video.