Veteran spearfishers and novices alike have one thing in common: they love hunting. The thrill, the expectations and the trophies…. We all know it !
You keep in waiting, gun ready in hand. There are no thoughts, no concerns except the ones ahead of you…
Most of the times it all ends well. Sometimes not. Every year around the world, we lose so many divers. Some are even our friends. Due to lack of proper knowledge when it comes to safety, breathing before and after a dive. Due to not knowing how to avoid dive accidents and/or how to rescue or prevent a blackout.
Freediving AIDA courses
AIDA 1 Star Freediver (Discover Freediving)
No matter what your background in diving is, the AIDA 1star Freediver will open your mind to a whole new underwater experience. You will learn the basic theory of Freediving and how to prepare yourself for a breathold dive including breathing, duck dive, finning, buddying and safety and techniques.
AIDA 2 Star Freediver
Open Water freediver
This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point. The course builds a foundation of good technique and safety so that you can buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers.
To successfully complete the AIDA 2 star freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minute breathold, swim horizontally 40 m underwater with fins and dive to 16m in the open water.
AIDA 3 Star Freediver
Interested in going deeper and improving your technique? This course goes into the theory of Freediving in more depth which will allow you to understand the physiology and techniques behind diving deeper. The course will help you improve your Freediving performance whilst advancing your safety and rescue skills.
To successfully complete the AIDA 3 star freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minute 45 second breathold, swim horizontally 55 m underwater with fins and dive to 24 meters in the open water.
AIDA 4 Star Freediver
This course takes you to a whole new level of confidence in your Freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for Freediving. This course will push you to the limits of your Freediving abilities.
To successfully complete the AIDA 4 star freediver course you will have to perform a 3 minute 30 second breathold, swim horizontally 70 m underwater with fins and dive to 32 meters in the open water.
Our partner: SSS Phuket
SSS Phuket Diving Center provides all that and more! It offers AIDA Freediving Courses which are tailor-made for beginners but also for experienced divers, as well as Specialty Courses such as Monofin Technique, Dynamic No Fins, Frenzel Equalization, Competition Safety Diver, etc.). Depending on the course level you are at, you can learn to dive bellow your lung residual volume, increase your bottom time, be safe and provide safety to your fellow divers.
The SSS Phuket’s AIDA certified Instructor will follow closely your progress. When it comes to relaxation, breath hold and getting the best out of you, his past experience as a competitive freediver speak for itself: his static breath hold goes way over 6.15 minutes, his dynamic apnea (swimming underwater in a pool as far as you can) of 154 meters has won him a national record for Romania in 2014, while his actual personal best is more than 175 meters. All we can say is that you are in good hands!
Want to increase your breath hold and/or bottom times?
Do you want to feel more confident and comfortable while spearfishing?
For those who want to improve their skills in apnea, so that they could stay longer and, most importantly, safer underwater, our dive center SSS Phuket offers quality Free-diving Courses where not only you will gain more autonomy underwater while spearfishing but you will also improve your awareness and ability to recognize your limits, be safer and care more for your dive buddy and surroundings while hunting.
Education is essential. It can help you avoid unnecessary accidents and/or save lives. Knowledge will make you more relaxed, more in control, comfortable and confident underwater and you will love even more your spearfishing.