For those who have never freedived before and would like to sample the world of freediving, we recommend our 1 day intro.
The AIDA*, or intro course, is a basic 1 day course for those who are curious about freediving but have not yet decided to do a full course. In just one day you can discover through freediving the amazing underwater world and its many mysteries.
The Discovery course consists of a short classroom theory session in which physiology, breathing, relaxation and rescue techniques are discussed. This is followed by a ‘dry’ breathing and relaxation practice session during which you will implement the basic techniques for appropriate diaphragmatic breathing. Finally, there is an open water session where you will put into practice all the fundamental freediving concepts learned so far.
There are no performance requirements and more importantly, there’s no pressure, so just come along, relax and enjoy!
If you enjoy your Discovery experience it’s natural to progress to AIDA**, which can be continued the same day (AIDA* is the condensed first part of AIDA**).
Our 2-day course is the ‘Open Water’ of freediving
You can start the 2-day course, or AIDA **, as a complete beginner - this course offers a comprehensive grounding in technique and safety..
It includes theory and practice sessions which help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy freediving safely. Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarise yourself with diaphragmatic breathing and take a deep breath like you never did before! In this course you will acquire the proper skills and knowledge to participate in freediving to depths of up to 20 meters.
By the end of the course, students will be able to hold their breath for at least 2 minutes,
swim 40 meters in dynamic apnea and perform comfortable dives to between 16 and 20
This course will give you a greater knowledge of the mammalian diving reflex, an inherent survival mechanism we possess which consists of a series of adaptations our body has evolved in response to apnea and immersion in water. Learn new advanced equalisation techniques and training methods for freediving that will lead you to more than 20 meters depth, and develop the proper skills to dive comfortably down to 30 meters.
Pre-requisite: AIDA**, SSI level 1 or equivalent course
By the end of the course, students will be able to do a breath-hold of at least 2:45min, swim 55m dynamic and perform comfortable dives to between 24 and 30 meters depth.
Beginner to advanced in 1 week!
Our Combo combines our FREEDIVER and ADVANCED course, with a total length of 6 days, providing the perfect opportunity for students who want to start and immediately get into deeper freediving issues . The integration of these two courses provides solid progression and assimilation of concepts.
*Once a month we offer this combo at an even more discounted special price, starting on specific dates: 390€ for both courses, including equipment, digital manuals, certification, and transport to dive sites. Please contact us for exact dates and for bookings.
Advanced to Expert in 1 week!
This Combo combines our ADVANCED and EXPERT courses. With a total length of 8 days (including one rest day between both courses), this combo provides the perfect opportunity for students who want to crack on and get into deeper freediving and more advanced skills and knowledge. In just one intense week, you could leave Dahab as a solidly knowledgeable and fully independent freediver!
Pre-requisite: be certified AIDA2 or equivalent
*Several times per year, we offer this combo at an even more discounted special price, starting on specific dates. Please contact us for exact dates and bookings. Please note all prices include full equipment, digital manuals, certification, and transport to dive sites. Here are the options:
Our Expert Level is the pinnacle of our freediving program. You will increase your breath hold to 3:30 minutes, your dynamic to 75m and comfortably dive down to 40m depth. You will freedive at depths well below the residual volume of your lungs. This is a specialised course for deep diving and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take you into the deep blue, far beyond what you thought was possible!.
The Dahab Freedivers Master Program will make you a fully independent expert freediver!
Directed at already-certified freedivers who wish to become more experienced, well-rounded freedivers, it is a training-based and non-certifying program. With 3 coaching sessions per week from our experienced instructors, you will improve on your own skills and technique. Additionally, you can have unlimited training with other master students, doing your own set-up and safetying each other, therefore gaining in independence. You will also learn many skills in all aspects of freediving: from guiding a fun-dive to coaching and safetying a deep dive.
The Master course is also the ideal preparation if you are planning on becoming a freediving instructor! You will get the opportunity to assist courses: attend theory classes, assist instructors in the water, etc. This is the best preparation for your future instructor course, as you will see various teaching styles, how to spot and correct mistakes, and will pick up tricks and tips to help students overcome their challenges.
The Master is an intensive course that can be started at any time and customised - you can put it on hold for a few days to take a course for example. Please let us know if you have specific requirements, or areas of stronger interest.
Prices include full equipment and transfers to dive sites.
The Instructor Course is a great opportunity to start your career in freediving and teach people one of the most beautiful sports in the world. If you want to enjoy each day of your working life - come and get certified with us!
During the course candidates will be evaluated on presentations, open and confined water practical classes, and thorough free diving theory through student and instructor exams. So be prepared! (see MASTER course for ideal preparation).
A Freediving Instructor Course is a serious challenge and requires real dedication. All disciplines must be well prepared before the course.
• Price: €950€
We also offer instructor crossover courses from other training agencies to AIDA. A minimum of 4 days, the crossover course will assess your knowledge and skills within the AIDA training framework and standards. Crossover course specifics are dependent on and tailored to the candidate’s current individual abilities.
• Price: 600€ incl. AIDA certification
For certified freedivers looking to enhance specific skills, we offer our Speciality courses- a chance to focus on and gain expertise in determined areas.
• Requirements: : Hold a freediving certification, be at least 18 years old (or 16 with parental or guardian consent), and be able to swim.
For those who are already certified freedivers (at least Level 1) and are familiar with training techniques, we offer private training sessions. In these sessions we take freedivers to improve their diving techniques and give them advice on how to find and solve their diving problems; such as deep equalisation, streamline position, visualisation, mental barriers, etc.
Sessions include Intructor guide, Freediving Equipment, buoy, line, depth weight, belt and weights.
ONE SESSION LIGHTHOUSE
DOUBLE SESSION LIGHTHOUSE
ONE SESSION BLUE HOLE
DOUBLE SESSION BLUE HOLE
Hold a freediving certification, be at least 18 years old (or 16 with parental or guardian consent), and be able to swim.
If you want to come training with us long-term, improve your technique and your depth as much as possible and reach your full potential under the mentoring of our instructors, then this program is made for you!
On you first day you will meet with an experienced instructor, to discuss your freediving background, main challenges, and your goals for this training period. Our instructor will then design a tailor-made training plan for the length of your stay.
You will get 5 coaching sessions per week, with feedback, advice and video analysis from an instructor on every session. All our instructors are +50m divers, and many of them also have experience of competition.
Throughout your stay, you will get regular meetings once a week to discuss progress and challenges, and revise your training plan accordingly if necessary.
Open to certified freedivers of all levels and all agencies.
Note: if you join as AIDA2 or equivalent, you will need to take the AIDA3 course at some point during your stay (at extra cost).
Prices include full equipment and transfers to the Blue Hole.
All our courses include Freediving Equipment;
OMER Fins, Belt and snorkel, ELIOS Wetsuits and Aqualung Micromask.
For those how don’t want to bring their equiment all the way or Instructors who need to equip their students we rent hight quality Freediving Equipment