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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.

– completed Wave 1 certificate, or Crossover Evaluation,
– 2:30 minutes STA,
– 50 meters DYNB,
– 35 meters DNF,
– 24-30 meters CWTB & FIM,
– 15 meters CNF,
– 10-15 meters buddying CWTB,
– rescue from 15 meters

- Theory Exam 


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 / Wave 1 freediver of successful Crossover Evaluation AIDA2 / Wave 1 .
- Have completed AIDA / Molchanov medical form
*This course Includes freediving equipment, insurance, boat fees, pool fees, digital copy of AIDA 3 / Wave 2 manual and certificate

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