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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.

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

AIDA Freediving Instructor

$1,980.00

AIDA Freediving Instructor

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have completed the AIDA 4 Master Freediver Course or have completed the AIDA 4 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 Instructor course (IC) is for students at the AIDA 4 Master Freediver certification level or equivalent who wish to become professional freediving teachers and coaches by challenging themselves with not only greater physical challenges of breath hold, depth and stamina but to undertand the AIDA system of education.  Freediving is experiencing exponential growth in Australia and overseas and as such there are increasing opportunities for casual, part-time and full-time freedivng teachers. For students who graduate from the Freediving Gold Coast AIDA Instructor Course, there are opportunities to be employed by Freediving Gold Coast. For the select few who are talented, highly motivated and organised you will be invited to run your own freediving school as part of Freediving Gold Coast network of schools and clubs.

The Freediving Gold Coast AIDA IC utilises a number of delivery modes of learning as follows:

The Residential or on-location mode of learning is undertaken full -time over a minimum of 4 days (typically an intensive four day long weekend Friday to Monday) to complete all pool, ocean and teaching sessions.

The Part-time mode of learning is conducted over 5 to 10 weeks with one to two three-hour theory evening sessions per week to fit into the working lives of our busy students. As such these evening sessions may be face to face in our offices on the Gold Coast or conducted by distance learning using Zoom to whereever you live in Australia (or oeverseas).

Our recommended option for Australian residents is to begin the AIDA IC with the part-time mode of learning with evening theory sessions Face to Face or by Distance learning using Zoom. Then IC candidates travel to the Gold Coast (or other designated location) for our Residential of a 4 day long weekend to complete all your pool, ocean and teaching sessions. This Part-time AIDA IC with our intensive Residential has the following components:

Theory

All the theory components will be conducted by Face to Face or by Zoom on one or two evenings per week. For example, Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 10pm.  There are 9 Face to Face/Zoom theory sessions of three hours. IC candidates are also welcome to attend in person if you live locally or able to get to our offices in Ashmore on the Gold Coast.

Performance Criteria

There are 2 pool sessions and 3 ocean days (6 sessions) conducted on our Residential long weekend from Friday to Monday.

You must be physically dive fit and capable of achieving the following performance requirements during the course:

  • Static Apnea of at least 4 minutes.
  • DYN performance at least 90m.
  • DNF performance of at least 50m.
  • CWT dive to a depth of 40-50m.
  • FIM dive to a depth of 40-50m.
  • Long CWT 30m Dive of at least 1:30.
  • Long FIM 30m dive of at least 2:00.
  • Deep rescue (25m) rescue followed immediately by 50m tow.
  • Hang at 15m for up to one minute followed by rescue.
  • Stamina test 5 x 20m CWT dives with one minute surface interval.
  • CNF to 20m.

We strongly recommend that you are engaging in a regular program of specific physical training leading up to the course to accomplish the performance criteria in the minimum number of sessions. We would recommend that you come out on one or more of our DDD (Deep Dive Days) before commencement of your IC to feel confident and at least capable of depth diving in the 35 to 40 metre ranges. 

Teaching Sessions

The main objective of the course is about learning, understanding and teaching the AIDA system. You are required to teach material from the AIDA 2 and AIDA 3 courses. While this can be conducted in a role play format to Instructor Trainer, Clinton Laurence, one of the unique advantages of doing an IC with Freediving Gold Coast is we can offer actual teaching to students on AIDA 2 and AIDA 3 courses. Ideally we would like to try to provide these opportunities to you during your AIDA Instructor course. For example, our AIDA 2 courses are conducted on a Friday evening, Saturday and a Sunday every second week and you could teach students on these days to fulfill part of the teaching requirements including setting up the dive site with ropes and knots. Similarly, it should be possible for you to do some teaching during an AIDA 3 course.

You are required to teach a warm-up/stretching session. Again we can provide real class opportunities to do so in our HPC (High Performance Coaching) program on Tuesday or Thursday evenings or one of our weekend AIDA 2 courses.

In other words, where possible, our goal is to provide real life teaching opportunities and observations in actual courses. This is rarely possible on overseas instructor courses. The teaching sessions will be conducted over the Residential long weekend.

Academic Requirements

You will be required to:

  • Complete all AIDA 2 to AIDA 4 exams with a 90% pass rate.
  • Pass the AIDA Instructor exam with at least 90%.
  • Present a Special Presentation with a topic of interest
  • Provide a handout of your Special Presentation

You will need a strong knowledge of the science of freediving with the underlying anatomical, physiological, and training foundations. 

Employment Opportunities

On completion of the course we can provide employment opportunities to teach casually on our AIDA courses.  We are also looking for exceptional AIDA freediving teachers who can represent Freediving Gold Coast in other locations and who will follow our business model and practices.

Summary

Overall, our AIDA Instructor course has this format:

  • 9 X 3- hour theory Face to Face/Zoom sessions.
  • 2 pool sessions for the performance criteria/teaching session.
  • 3 ocean days/6 sessions for the performance criteria/teaching session
  • Teaching and participating in one of our AIDA 2 courses or simulated role playing.
  • Teaching and participating in one of our AIDA 3 courses or simulated role playing.
  • Conducting a warm-up/stretching session as part of HPC or an AIDA 2 Freediver course.

You will need to allow a 5 week period of time to complete the Part-time AIDA IC with two evenings per week for all theory sessions. We offer several payment options by Stripe online, credit card or split payments. The course fee does not include pool entry or equipment rental costs (though at this level you should have your own gear).  Prices are as follows.:

  • Full payment of $1980 prior to starting the course. This includes a 10% discount.
  • 6 fortnightly payments of $366.66 by Stripe online (see below); bank transfer; or credit card for total course cost of $2200 (including GST and certification fees).
  • Any additional theory, pool or ocean sessions required to complete IC criteria are $95 per session.

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student is awarded the AIDA Instructor certification and is registered on the AIDA website Education Online System (EOS). The AIDA Instructor Course Canditate has one year to complete all criteria. For example, if the Canditate cannot complete the CWT 40 metre dive they have one year to complete that requirement to pass the entire course. The Canditate cannot also not be certified until they have completed a first aid and CPR certificate.

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 or IC sessions. 

Assistant Instructor

$995.00

Assistant Instructor

Prerequisites

To enrol in this course a student must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • 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.

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

Sale!

Carbon Freediving Fins

$365.00 $345.00

Carbon Freediving Fins

  • We sell Leaderfins in Pure Carbon Black.
  • They are one of the few freediving fins in the world that come in a large range of foot sizes suitable for both females and males and for excellent value for money.
  • In store we have traditional foot pockets with fins available. For Zorza footpockets, we order direct from Leaderfins.
  • Online we have Long Wings available for fins over EU 45-46 (that means longer rails than Zorza foot pockets are available in foot pockets over the size of EU 45-46)
  • The foot pockets are made from soft and comfortable EPDM rubber.
  • Blade length is a standard 80cm.
  • Blade angle is 20 degrees (to help in streamlining).
  • An optional scratch resistant film protector can be added to either side of your fins but please note that this adds to stiffness and cost and will significantly impact on blade performance.
  • We recommend all people to choose the “extra soft” or “soft option” option regarding stiffness. The trend in freediving is towards softer blades.
  • All Leaderfins have a one year warranty on materials.
  • We sell all sizes of Leaderfins Pure Carbon with the soft blade in our store (give us a call – we can usually see you between appointments at Parkside Medical but please call first).
  • Free postage to major capital cities in Australia. Regional Australia may incur high fees for delivery. Please contact us.
  • Allow 7-10 days for delivery. (Please contact us if you require these earlier)
  •  ENQUIRE FOR INSTORE SPECIALS ON LEADERFINS IN STOCK FOR PICK UP

Deep Dive Days

$95.00

Deep Dive Days

Prerequisites

To enrol in a Deep Dive Day (DDD) 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 OR be in the process of completing a certification with Freediving Gold Coast.
  • Have completed the AIDA Medical Form.
  • Have completed the Liability Release form.
  • Freediving Safety Lanyard (mandatory – hire option available).

Purpose

Deep freediving in Australia is not a myth! For the best freediving in Australia, our dive site allows us to dive to a maximum of 45 metres deep and it’s only a 20mins boat trip from shore. Freediving Gold Coast is the deepest freediving school in Australia and the only freediving school in Australia with our own purpose built boat offering you regular boat trips for regular training. This is a freediving school – you will be on the boat with only freedivers – not scuba divers.  We provide depth divers the opportunity to practice the deep freediving disciplines in all the depth they need to improve for maximal performances in competition, reaching personal bests or just more enjoyable depth dives. Train safely your free immersion, constant weight with no fins, bifins or monofins. Allowable depths are commensurate with a diver’s certification level.  Each Deep Dive Day typically consists of 2 sessions of deep 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. These freediving days are typically from 7am to 11am or 8am to 12:00pm departing from in front of the Southport Amateur Fishing Club (unless otherwise notified) – see FAQ.

Freediving Gold Coast welcomes freedivers from other international organisations who wish to have a DDD out with us to continue to practice, maintain and challenge their skills. The saying “if you don’t use it you lose it”  very much applies to depth diving in the ocean. DDD 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.

Cancellation Policy: The full details of our cancellation policy can be found under FAQ. Please read prior to booking any courses. DDD may be postponed due to weather conditions. As such we endevour to to re-schedule the DDD as soon as weather conditions permit. 

Epsealon Snorkel

$31.25

The Epsealon Freediving Snorkel

The Epsealon Freediving Snorkel has the following qualities:

  • The Epsealon Snorkel is our favourite freediving snorkel for comfort – its shape sits well in the mouth and sits very well in the ocean with our snorkel floats.
  • It’s rigid but not ‘hard’ and ergonomically shaped so sits upright nicely during your preparation phase. it’s only slightly bigger in diameter than a shorter snorkel.
  • It does not get in the way of freediving when it is removed from your mouth while diving underwater.
  • There are no valves or anything else to go wrong.
  • A very user friendly shape and seems to fit all heads (basically, this snorkel shape feels really good).
  • Hypoallergenic silicone mouthpiece
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia (for orders under 500g weight).

 

 

Freediving Fiji Adventure

$0.00

Freediving Fiji Adventure is learning to freedive deeper, safer and freer in one of the most pristine freediving environments on planet Earth, untouched by pollution, plastic bags and man made damage. Dive in crystal clear waters of up to 30 metres visibility, with water temperatures of 27 to 28 degrees centigrade with unlimited depth (except of course limited by your own ability and skill level). and with opportunities to observe beautiful corals and fish. You will come away with more than life long memories. Included is certification in the gold standard of freediving education with International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) with  AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver or AIDA 4 Master Freediver. Additional sightseeing adventures are available including freedivng Sandbar Reef, traditional Fijian BBQ (Lovo) on the last night, Saltwater Creek Drift Advanture, and freediving the Pearl Farm.

Your Freediving Fiji Adventure includes:

  • 7 days in total consisting of 6 morning of depth freediving from the dive boat (to allow maximum performance and recovery the schedule will be 3 mornings of depth diving followed by a rest day and then a further 3 mornings of depth diving).
  • All boat fees for morning depth dives.
  • AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver or AIDA 4 Master Freediving certification.
  • 6 afternoons of theory and confied water/pool sessions.
  • Traditional Fijian BBQ or Lovo on the final night.

Further details coming soon.

Freediving Neck Weight Workshop

$65.00

Freediving Neck Weight Workshop

  • Freediving Gold Coast Club Members and members of our High Performance Coaching (HPC) Program are welcome to attend our freediving neck weight workshops.
  • These workshops often follow the HPC Term dates and are offered during Term 1 and / or Term 3. Specific dates of availability are offered through our private WhatsApp groups.
  • Bookings made online.
  • In these workshops you will learn to handcraft your neck weight for your neck size, body weight and wetsuit thickness.
  • Ideal for getting neutral buoyancy in the pool for dynamic training and competitions.
  • Ideal for ocean diving and competitions, especially during free falling and often eliminates the need of a weight belt for better streamlining.
  • Available in a choice of black, red, green and blue.
  • Weight is provided by fine lead shot in a rubber tube and protected by a heavy duty UV protected sheath for greater longevity, and security (it won’t break easily or leak).
  • The freediving neck weight is flexible and will not damage pool surfaces if accidentally dropped.
  • Generally, add 4 cm to your neck circumference measurement to determine appropriate neck weight circumference (remember to allow for your wetsuit thickness with a hood). Alternatively, use a flexible tape measure to measure where you would like the neck weight to be. This latter measurement will be the inner circumference of the neck weight.

 

Sale!

Freediving Nose Clips

$59.95 $44.95

Freediving Nose Clips

  • Made from durable light weight aluminium.
  • Choose from a range of colours: blue, green, silver, red & gold
  • Ideal for pool or ocean freediving.
  • Short minimalistic lanyard around the neck.
  • Streamlined low profile.
  • Ideal for small to medium noses.
  • Free postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight).

 

Freediving Waist Lanyard – Octopus CNF Lanyard

$124.95

Freediving Belt Lanyard by Octopus

  • The Octopus CNF lanyard: a mix of safety, efficiency and comfortHydrodynamic and ergonomic, this belt will always stay on your hips no matter what! It is made using only high-quality components, from the super-light carbon composite polymer carabiner, to the 100cm plastic-coated stainless steel cable, and the strong water-resistant marine-graded polyester belt. The stainless steel quick-release also includes an innovative easy-grab tag. Designed and tested by Swiss record-holder Pascal Berger (-131m VWT ). Made in Switzerland, for quality you can trust.

     

    Less drag We drastically reduced the drag during freefall by using a thin but sturdy belt: polyester with aviation-style weaving, only 1mm-thick but able to withstand more than 500kg loads, soft and pleasant to the touch. The carabiner cable being only 3mm in diameter, also contributes to significantly reducing drag.

    Waist positioning A simple but efficient fastening system between the legs, quick to clip on, ensures that the belt will not move up the waist during your freefall when your suit compresses. This «AUTOLOCK» system does not require applying excessive tension on the elastic band but keeps it softly and comfortably in place without friction between the legs.

    Adjustable size Both front and back buckles can be positioned exactly according to your body shape, same as for the elastic band which can be cut once you have measured the proper length (by first testing it on your own body).

    Belt  100% polyester strap and UV-treated nylon parts

    Elastic belt  Resistant polyester and latex (made in France)
    Wire and all metal parts Stainless steel SS216
    Carabiner  Carbon composite
    Sewings  100% polyester thread triple reinforcement

  • Free regular postage for all locations in Australia (for orders under 500g weight).
  • Special discounts apply for students who are on freediving courses with Freediving Gold Coast.

 

Freediving Weights – Ultimate Freediving – Black PVC Coated

$0.00

Ultimate Freediving – PVC Coated Weights – Black

Have you ever not been allowed to train in public pool due to having the wrong type of weights? The Ultimate Freediving – PVC Coated Weights in Black provide the perfect solution to freediving in public pools. Most public pools require freedivers to have their weights covered to reduce any possible damage to pool facilities. Covered weights are mandatory at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. The benefits of purchasing our weights are:

  • Special discounts apply to students on our freediving courses (This can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotion). Contact us for discount codes.
  • Cost effective – These weights can be worn in both the pool and ocean which means that you don’t have to buy both uncovered and covered weights.
  • Fits well to freediving weight belts – These PVC weights are made from 100% lead with a PVC coating and fit well on rubber and silicone freediving weight belts.
  • Streamline – We sell freediving weights (covered) in both 0.5kgs and 1kg. We recommend purchasing the smaller, lighter weights over the heavier weights to create less drag during your dives.
  • Attractive – Black PVC for use in ocean and pool
  • In store pick up only. Please phone to arrange pick up at Parkside Medical, Ashmore 4214.
  • For students attending our HPC Program, with notice, we can bring them to training for you.

FreeXperience Wrist Lanyard (Black)

$94.95

Freediving Lanyards by FreeXperience

  • Ideal safety equipment for deeper diving, poor visibility conditions or competitions.
  • Simple quick release mechanism for attachment to the freediving rope.
  • Can be worn around the wrist or ankle for Constant Weight or Free Immersion Disciplines.
  • One size fits all because of the simple but durable velcro attachment.
  • It is compliant with AIDA standards and rules so ideal for competition use.
  • 90cm cable length and total length 118cm from wrist connection to end of carabiner.
  • Tests performed with a Lloyd LRX Plus materials testing machine with 2.5 kN load cell show breaking points for the cable of 170kgs; full lanyard of 140kg; and wrist band of 255kg.
  • The FreeXperience wrist lanyard is the only company we know that provides safety specifications for its lanyards.
  • Aluminium carabiner (weight of 149 grams) for attaching to freediving rope.
  • Free regular postage for all locations in Australia.(for orders under 500g weight). Please contact us for prices for Express delivery.
  • Special discounts for students who are on courses with Freediving Gold Coast.

Gift Voucher

$225.00

GIFT VOUCHER

Spoil that special someone with a Gift Voucher. You can choose the value.