AIDA 1 Star Freediver : Discover Freediving For amateurs and for individuals that have a relationship with the sea but ignore or/and are not aware of the basic principles and techniques that are necessary for a proper dive. This stage introduces the individual to the equipment, breathing techniques, pressure equalization and safety measures as well as teaches techniques for the correct use of the fins and the diving techniques which will lead the way to a secure underwater adventure.
AIDA 2 Star Freediver : Open Water freediver This school is best offered to the graduates of the "AIDA 1" school and people that are have not completed the "Stage 1" school but are very comfortable with being in the water. The subjects addressed in this school are technique, theoretical knowledge, practical safety, danger awareness, rescue, physiology, body positioning, static and dynamic apnea and fixed weight diving in the sea.
AIDA 3 Star Freediver - Intermediate freediver "AIDA 2" school graduates : Includes advanced pressure equalization techniques, the dangers of increasing and decreasing pressure and how they can be avoided, physiology, diving reflex development, advanced rescue and altering weight diving. This stage also includes training sessions, diet, competitive events and relaxation practices.
AIDA 4 Star Freediver - Advanced freediver It aims "AIDA 3" level graduates : It includes physics and physiology in free diving, decompression disease and nitrogen narcosis, depth equation failure, lung hyperinflation and pumping (and the pertaining dangers), diet, spirometry test with or without lung hyperinflation, training, rescue techniques and dives with alternate weights. After concluding the fourth level, the trainee becomes an AIDA International instructor assistant.
AIDA freediver instructor The AIDA Freediving Instructor Course : is a very intensive course and is usually run over a 9 to 14 day period and involves nearly 40 hours of instruction!
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