freedive instructor and student


Bring your freediving to a professional level and become an AIDA freedive instructor!

AIDA instructors are among the best trained freediving instructors in the world. As an AIDA instructor you can work independently and currently there is a high demand for AIDA freediving instructors in the world. There are great opportunities to teach freediving in the most beautiful places on the world and share the stoke with your students.

AIDA has higher quality requirements than most other agencies too guarantee educational and freediving skills of the instructor. That’s why the majority of the students chooses the AIDA system.

AIDA instructor course content

Within at least 10 full days candidates are trained to teach AIDA Freediving Courses. Classroom sessions cover variety of topics such as planning, marketing and running courses, teaching skills and theory, legal requirements and risk management. Water sessions are used to complete performance requirements and skill demonstrations. As a part of their IC, candidates teach trial courses AIDA 2 and 3 under supervision of their Instructor Trainer. One month prior to their IC applicants receive studying materials as well as a topic of their own research which they will present during the IC as one of the practical exams.

Instructor course requirements

  • 1 dive to minimum 40m maximum 50m
  • 1 dive to 30m lasting for a minimum of 1.30 minutes
  • After a 1 minute breath-up hang at 15m for 45 seconds to a minute and then rescue a freediver with BO from that depth
  • Stamina test: 5 consecutive dives to 20m with 1 min surface interval
  • Rescue from 25m followed by recovery at surface and 50m tow
  • Static breath hold: minimum 4 minutes
  • Demonstration of other disciplines: DNF, CNF and VW, no minimum requirement
  • AIDA 2, 3 and 4 theoretical exams, instructor course exam,
  • Practical exams on teaching, setting up equipment and oral presentation
Candidates should be prepared to complete all the requirements at the start of their Instructor Course (IC)

Instructor course prerequisites


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • AIDA4-certificate (or crossover evaluation)
  • First aid certificate (max 2 years)
  • Medical diving examination certificate (fit for freediving)
  • Your own freediving gear* (rental options available)

*  Freedive mask, snorkel, bifins, wetsuit, lanyard, weight belt & dive computer (depth gauge & timer).


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Course includes:

  • AIDA exams and certification fees
  • AIDA manuals and course materials
  • Various freediving equipment to test
  • Personal coaching
  • Video analysis of your technique
  • Entrance pool (pool part)
  • DAN freedive insurance for students
  • possibility for internships to gain experience

Not included in course

  • Transportation from and to dive locations
  • Wetsuit and personal freedive gear
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