Learn basic freediving principles and practice breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. The AIDA 2 star FREEDIVER course is the first step in learning the fundamentals of freediving. You will acquire the basic skills of freediving and you will practice techniques to safely and comfortably hold your breath. This course primarily focuses on dynamic and static apnea in confined water.

AIDA International is the worldwide federation for breath hold diving, a non profit organisation that was founded in 1992 to further the development of freediving. The AIDA International high standard and quality education programme that incorporates the knowledge and experience of world class freedivers and scientists is recognised world wide. 

AIDA 2 STAR Freediver course content

The main focus in our AIDA 2* course is safety, quality and fun. We will teach you how to achieve the freedive course goals in a comfortable and relaxed manner. You will be amazed how fast you will progress and what you can achieve with your body and mind. Freediving is all about relaxation and trust: we take the time for you to learn and experience freediving in your own pace.

The static and dynamic sessions in confined water are used to teach relaxation, breathing, finning and safety techniques. In the open water sessions, students will apply the skills they have learned in the pool / confined water sessions and combine them with the basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning, turns and use of buoyancy. The freediving theory includes: Introduction to Freediving, Freediving Breathing Cycle, Basic Physiology of Freediving, Equalization, Freediving Techniques, Safety in Freediving, Equipment in Freediving and Freediving Disciplines.

The AIDA 2* course content:
  • Knowledge development (you study the theory at home in your own pace) and we will provide practical theory lessons.
  • Pool session STATIC apnea
  • Pool session DYNAMIC freediving
  • Equalisation techniques & rescue skills
  • Breathing & Freediving techniques

Requirements: 2 minutes STA; 40 meters DYN, 12-20 meter CWT & theoretical exam

AIDA 2* FULL: 459 Euro (incl depth & AIDA fee)
AIDA 2* POOL only: 249 Euro (incl AIDA fee)

Additional information about AIDA 2* Freediver course:

The AIDA 2* Freediver course includes:
  • Freedive equipment to test
    AIDA manual & certification fee
  • Personal coaching and guidance
  • Pool entrance fee (pool sessions)
  • Underwater videos
  • Use of freedive materials (if we have your size in stock)
  • Wetsuit, diving mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt*
  • DAN Freedive insurance during the course
  • Exams

The AIDA 2* Freediver course does not include:
  • Dive tower surcharge & entrance fee
  • Wetsuit rental dive tower / open water
  • Travel and food expenses

Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent).
Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins or at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel.
No prior experience with snorkelling or freediving is required.

* In the AIDA 2* course you learn to dive with a mask, snorkel and fins. A wetsuit and a weight belt may also be used. The use of equipment specially designed for freediving is preferred. During this course you can also use the snorkelling equipment that you may already own. For a small fee you can also rent or purchase good freedive materials from us. You can use our freedive gear during the course free of charge, if we have your size in stock.

The AIDA 2* course exists out of theory and two confined water sessions (pool) and three open water sessions (dive tower). The theory will be provided in advance so that you can study at home in your own pace. During the confined water sessions we will work on your static apnea and dynamic freediving skills and techniques. We will also teach you basic equalisation and rescue skills.

Please contact us if you have any further questions or to discuss the options.

The video below provides a short impression of what you can expect with us in the AIDA 2 star course: