Intro Freediver


Intro Freediver


To enrol in this freediving 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.


This minimum 8 hour pool freediving course is to introduce the complete beginner to freediving basic skills, knowledge and safety procedures. The course goes beyond snorkeling 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 or “confined water” session where these foundation skills are practiced.

Freediving Gold Coast practices all the classroom activities at Parkside Medical (typically Friday night from 7 to 10pm and Saturday morning 9 to 11am) and all the pool activities at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (from about 12 noon to 4pm), 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).

If it is difficult to get to the classroom Friday night, it is possible to undertake a self-study option where we email you our freediving resources to complete a Knowledge Review in your own time. Then you only need to attend the course for the Saturday sessions (typically from 8am to 4pm).


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.

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 and do not need hire. Please hire all other gear at least 48hrs prior to course start to ensure size availability. 

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



This is a great testimonial Youtube video by one of our students, Damian Papworth, who went on to complete both AIDA 2 and AIDA 3 courses with us.