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 5 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.
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!.
Dahab Freedivers Master Course is a 4-week immersion into the world of free diving.
As a non-certified, training -based course, our Master course is ideal for already-qualified freedivers looking to be mentored by world-class professionals, gain tailored freediving experience in professional, competitive and leisure fields, and acquire insight into industry practice. During this course you will train every day (including ‘dry’ days), fine tune your freediving skills, hone your knowledge of freediving theory and practice, learn to supervise and assist freediving activities and instructor-led courses both in water and in the classroom, buddy, coach and mentor other freedivers, and above all, become a completely independent, expert freediver.
Dahab Freedivers MASTER course is also an ideal preparation course for free divers who are interested in taking the Freedive Instructor course (see below).
Our Master course is an intensive course without a fixed schedule, as this will be customised to suit the diver’s and centre’s requirements. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or areas you wish to focus on.
Price: 545€ equipment included
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 12 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 12 with parental or guardian consent), and be able to swim.
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