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DISCOVERY INTRO AIDA ONE

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No matter what your background in diving is, the AIDA one freediver course will open your mind to a whole new underwater experience. In this course you can discover freediving at your own pace as a beginner or advancing your current freediving skills. You will learn the basic theory of Freediving and how to prepare yourself for a breath-hold dive. Students are guided during an open ocean session to swim to depth (maximum 10m), focusing on correct 'duckdive', equalisation, relaxation techniques, safety and buddying. This 1 day course is organized in a very tranquil manner, with practical lessons throughout the day. You are offered plenty of guidance, with the focus on a fun experience rather than specific training objectives. 

AIDA 1 course consists of:
• One theory session
• One breathing and relaxation session
• One confined water session
• One open water sessions
 

What you will learn:
- During the theory session:
• Equipment for freediving

• Breathing for freediving
• Equalisation technique
• Safety for freediving
• Freediving and Scuba Diving

- During the breathing and relaxation session:
• How the breathing can help you to get relax
• Recovery breathing
- During the Confined Water session:
• Static apnea training
• Experiencing some contractions
• Safety and buddy
- During the Open Water session:
• Using equipment
• Duck diving
• Body positioning
• Free Immersion and Constant Weight
• Finning style
• Safety and Buddying
• Dives will be at 10m maximum depth

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The Prerequisites for this course are:-

Be 18 years of age or older (17 or 16 years with parent or guardian consent)- Be able to swim atleast 100m non-stop-

Have complete the AIDA medical form

*This course includes freediving equipment, insurance, digital copy of AIDA 1 manual and certificate.

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FREEDIVER AIDA TWO

The Freediver AIDA 2 Course is designed for students who are already confident in the water. Thorough theory and knowledge development covers the fundamentals of physiology, relaxation, breathing, equalisation, technique, safety procedures, buddying and equipment. You will learn the basics of meditation and embrace an inward focused sport where success rises when you surrender to the sea, listen and feel the natural adaptations of your body as you completely let go. The classes are small and intimate, so one on one time with the instructor is maximised. The course does​ include a few challenges for successful completion including a 40m DYN “distance swim,” a 12-20m CWT “deep dive” and a 2min static “stationary breath- hold.” These are fun targets, and the program guides you through the necessary techniques to achieve and eventually exceed these.

Freediver AIDA 2 course consists of:

  • Two theory sessions

  • One breathing and relaxation session

  • Two confined water sessions

  • Three open water sessions

  • One exam to pass at the end

     

 What you will learn:

       During the theory sessions:

  • You will learn the basics of Freediving physics and physiology

  • Breathing and relaxation for freediving

  • How to prevent blackout and LMC

  • How to rescue a freediver in trouble; how to safely improve your dive

       During the static apnea session:

  • Our instructor will teach you advanced breathing and relaxation techniques so you

       will be able to extend your breath-hold times easily and safely

       During the dynamic apnea session:

  • You will learn what is the correct weighting to use

  •  You will receive precious advices on your finning technique and body position

     During the open water sessions:

  • You will practice Frenzel equalization

  • Our instructor will help you to improve your technique in Free Immersion and Constant Weight: Duck Dive - Body and head position - Streamline

    position during the descent - Finning technique

  • You will practice Safety and Rescue procedures from the depth and at the surface

  • You will learn how to use the safety lanyard

  • How to freedive close to the reef

  • Progressive adaptation to the depth.

 

To successfully complete the AIDA 2 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes breath-hold, swim 40m in Dynamic Apnea with fins and freedive to 12m in open water. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 15/20 meters.

The Prerequisites for this course are:
- Be 18 years of age or older (17 or 16 years with parent or guardian consent)
- Be able to swim atleast 300m non-stop with mask fins & snorkel
- Have completed AIDA medical form
This course includes freediving equipment, insurance, boat fees, pool fees, digital copy of AIDA 2 manual and certificate.

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ADVANCED AIDA 3 - The advanced AIDA 3 course is taught over three days, and 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. Candidates are guided through a 26-30m CWT, 2 minute and 45 seconds’ static and 55m DYN with appropriate techniques to achieve these performances. Students are introduced to freediving with a lanyard, CO2 v O2 based training and ways of incorporating these into a dive fitness regime. This course challenges aspects of your mental strength as we push boundaries to prepare you for deeper diving.

Candidates for the 3* course must have completed an AIDA 2* course or recognised equivalent and have maintained freediving fitness allowing for the progression to the 3* level.

 

AIDA 3 course consists of:

  • three theory sessions

  • breathing and relaxation sessions

  • two confined water sessions

  • four open water sessions

  • one exam to pass at the end

     

   - What you will learn:

  • You will learn what happens to the body (and lungs) when

       the surrounding pressure becomes greater and how the

       body adapts to this (mammalian dive reflex).

  • You will learn more about equalization techniques and how

      to perform or master the Frenzel technique.

  • The confined water sessions will allow you to practice O2

       and CO2 tables, learn training concepts for static and how

       to prepare a maximum attempt.

  • We will refine your swimming and diving technics, improve

      your streamlining position, and perform Frenzel equalisation efficiently while freediving. You will learn and practice the free falling and how

       to be very relax when performing a freedive at depth.

  • More rescue scenarios at depth and on the surface will be practiced.

    To successfully complete the AIDA 3 freediver course you will have to perform a 2 minutes 45 seconds breath-hold, swim 55m in Dynamic with fins and freedive to 24 meters in the Constant Weight discipline. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably with an experienced buddy to depths of 25/30 meters.

 

The Prerequisites for this course are:

- Be 18 years of age or older (17 or 16 years with parent or guardian consent)
- Have an AIDA 2 freediver of successful Crossover Evaluation AIDA2.
- Have completed AIDA medical form
*This course Includes freediving equipment, insurance, boat fees, pool fees, digital copy of AIDA 3 manual and certificate

ADVANCED AIDA THREE

EXPERT aida 4

 EXPERT AIDA FOUR

The AIDA 4 course will take your freediving to a total new level of confidence, knowledge and skills. In this course you will learn advanced equalization technique, advanced freediving safety procedures and improve your diving technique and skills. Furthermore you learn the basics of sport nutrition and fitness. As AIDA 4 freediver you can assist in freediver courses with an active AIDA Instructor and gain important experience if you want to continue the AIDA education ladder to Instructor. To successfully complete the AIDA 4 course you will have to comfortably perform a 3:30 minutes static breath-hold, swim 75 m in dynamic and freedive to 32-38 m in open water, besides passing the theory exam and showing proper buddy and rescue skills.
 

The four day course consists of:

  • 3 theory sessions

  • one lung and full-body stretching session

  • 2 confined water sessions

  • 4 open water sessions.


What you will learn:

  • Theory - Physics (Dalton’s Law, Boyle’s law, Henry’s law, Decompression Sickness,

       Nitrogen Narcosis), Failure depth (what does it mean, how to increase VC and

       decrease RV), Exhale diving (FRC, how and when to use it, dangers of exhale diving)

       Mouth-fill Technique (how and when to use it and benefits), Diet, Rigging Equipment

       Advanced Equipment, Nutrition & Fitness for Freediving.

  • Equalization - Deep Equalization techniques: Frenzel Mouth-fill

  • Safety - Advanced Rescue Techniques

  • Training - Lung Stretching, Body Stretching, Exhale Diving, Coaching Others

  • Pool - Static & Dynamic (With & Without Fins)

  • Open Water - Free Immersion, Constant Weight, Variable Weight

 

Requirements: 3:30 min Static, 75m Dynamic, 32-38m Constant Weight, Written Exam
 

Prerequisites for this course are:

- AIDA3 freediver course

- Current First Aid with CPR qualification

- Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent)

*This course Includes freediving equipment, insurance, boat fees, pool fees, digital copy of AIDA 3 manual and certificate

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COMBO AIDA TWO & THREE

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The Freediver & Advanced Freediver Course Combo combines the first two freediving courses, with a total length of 6 - 7 days, providing the perfect opportunity for students who want to start and immediately get into deeper freediving. The integration of these two courses provides solid progression and assimilation of concepts.

We can also do you a package from AIDA three to AIDA four or a special package if you do all four courses. Just let us know what your goals are and we can sort it out!

TAILOR-MADE

If you are a certified freediver (at least level 1) wishing to advance your current skills, brush up on safety, improve your technique, we can create personalised training sessions that will be tailored to your current skill level and what you want to achieve.

Areas of interest
Mindfulness techniques
• Daily stretching routines
• Freedive technique and efficiency refinement
• Static training schedules
• CO2 Tables
• Equalisation

• Static Apnea 

• Dynamic Apnea 

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FREEDIVING YOUTH

Dolphin Divers aims to give children the ability to build water confidence and expand freediving skills and techniques. Our goal is to help children discover their inner dolphin and learn valuable water skills, in a safe and fun way.

Teaching children the importance of a healthy ocean for the planet and ourselves, to consume its products in a responsible way and work towards solutions for the actual problems, like plastic pollution and over fishing is the right and sensible thing to educate our children with. Dolphin Divers provides a variety of fun engaging sessions and courses, to ensure that children grow in mind, body and heart!

What your child will learn: 

Water familiarisation, relaxation techniques, recovery breathing, water safety rules, marine environment, water confidence, mobility, buoyancy, submersion, duck-dives, pulling of the rope, equalisation, water pressure, finning and breathing.

We teach kids from the age of 6. 

Prerequisites are:

Comfortable swimmers.

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FAMILY PACKAGE

We want you to be able to practice freediving whilst sharing a unique underwater experience with your family. In this family package of up to four persons, you will discover freediving at your own pace as a beginner or advancing your current freediving skills. This package is created in a fun manner for kids from the age of 6 and for adults too. You will all learn the basic theory of Freediving and how to prepare yourself for a breath-hold dive. Your family will be guided during an open ocean session to swim to depth (maximum 10m), focusing on correct 'duckdive', equalisation, relaxation techniques, safety and buddying. This 1 day course is organized in a very tranquil manner, with practical lessons throughout the day. You are offered plenty of guidance, with the focus on a fun experience rather than specific training objectives. For your children, we will instead aim to build water confidence and expand freediving skills and techniques. Our goal is to help children discover their inner dolphin and learn valuable water skills, in a safe and fun way.

This package course consists of:

• One theory session

• One breathing and relaxation session

• One confined water session

• One open water sessions 

What you will learn:

- During the theory session:

• Equipment for freediving

• Breathing for freediving

• Equalisation technique

• Safety for freediving

• Freediving and Scuba Diving

- During the breathing and relaxation session:

• How the breathing can help you to get relax

• Recovery breathing

 

- During the Confined Water session:

• Static apnea training

• Experiencing some contractions

• Safety and buddy

- During the Open Water session:

• Using equipment

• Duck diving

• Body positioning

• Free Immersion and Constant Weight

• Finning style• Safety and Buddying

• Dives will be at 10m maximum depth (for ages 14+)

Family freediving package

Your children will instead focus on:

 

Pulling the rope, safety rules, duck-dives

relaxation techniques, recovery breathing, buoyancy, partnering, finning along the rope, pressure and equalisation, marine environment for the open water session.

The Prerequisites for this course are:-

For adults: Be able to swim atleast 100m non-stop-

Have complete the AIDA medical form

For children: Be able to swim and is comfortable in the water

*This course includes freediving equipment, insurance, digital copy of AIDA 1 manual and certificate.

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SHARE EQUALISATION COURSES

START COURSE

This course is specifically designed for freedivers who have difficulty equalising at shallow depths. If you can answer yes to at-least one of these questions then we suggest taking this in-depth course.

  • Do you struggle with equalisation between depths of 0 and 10 meters?

  • Do you find it challenging or nearly impossible to equalise when you're upside down?

  • Even if you can equalise, do you feel like your technique could be improved for better comfort and safety?

This START course is done by doing dry training (No training underwater), it is made up of 7 lessons which are available on our digital platform created by the SHARE EQUALIZATION team. This course can be done all online. 

This course includes:

  • Digital material available for 12 months

  • 22 Exercises

  • 4 Self paced lessons

  • 3 Webinar (on line lessons with Share Equalization Instructor)

  • Homework and evaluation

  • Customized training

  • Follow up after the course

  • Digital Certification

What will you learn?
Basic skills
Online content to make equalization clear, build a common language, and teach you to recognize what maneuver you use instinctively.

You will learn to feel your glottis, move your tongue in the right way, and use your mouth to compress air.

Simulation of a descent
In this lesson, you will learn to compress air simulating head-down diving conditions.

The phonetics
We'll use Phonetics to get you to recognize the feelings you'll need to repeat while equalizing.

Lock Removal
In the lesson, 2 exercises to learn how to remove the tongue and palate locks: two crucial structures for the correct performance of the Frenzel maneuver.

Frenzel
This live classroom is about connecting the dots, bringing together the established skills to perform a perfect and conscious Frenzel maneuver.

Price: 245 euro 

 

Equalisation courses

Who created Share Equalization? 

Share Equalization is the first and  the only digital platform in the world entirely dedicated to teach equalization.

Share Equalization was born from the union of Moving Limits and P&P expertise.

Moving Limits created the sequence of exercises that allows freedivers to improve their equalization skills and / or learn new ones. 

People and Practice translated the protocol into a digital format making it interactive and simple. 

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DEEP COURSE

This course Is made for those which have a equalization problem even if they can go deeper than 30 meters thanks to their physical training and your breath-holding skills.

  • Would equalization still be an issue if you were able to dive deeper than 30 meters due to your physical conditioning and ability to hold your breath?

  • At limit depth do you produce guttural souds during equalization?

  • Do you feel chest tightness and pressure at a certain depth?

If you responded yes to any of the inquiries mentioned earlier, then DEEP is the ideal experience for you. 

This DEEP course is done by doing dry training (No training underwater), it is made up of 7 lessons which are available on our digital platform created by the SHARE EQUALIZATION team. This course can be done all online. 

This course includes:

  • Digital material available for 12 months

  • 22 Exercises

  • 5 Self paced lessons

  • 2 Webinar (on line lessons with Share Equalization Instructor)

  • Homework and evaluation

  • Customized training

  • Follow up after the course

  • Digital Certification

What will you learn? 

Basic skills
Online content to make equalization clear, build a common language, and teach you to recognize what maneuver you use instinctively.

You will learn to feel your glottis, move your tongue in the right way, and use your mouth to compress air.

Through Phonetics, you will learn how to link the oropharynx and the nasopharynx to reach the ear tubes and how to manage these air spaces in order to feel and fill them with air as if they were one space only.

Soft Palate control
In this lesson, you'll learn to manage the soft palate in oro and nasopharyngeal high-pressure conditions. Proper control of the soft palate is central for the Hands-Free technique as well.

Air Translation
In this self-paced, you will learn to recognize how you can move air in different ways and the three ways to perform Frenzel.

Mouthfill
You'll learn to detect and manage the glottis as it opens and closes, synchronizing it to the air compression and the relevant opening and closing of the soft palate. That is to say, we are going to learn how to perform a perfect Frenzel Fattah maneuver (Mouthful).

Price: 190 euro

 

Equalisation courses for freediving
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