Here you can find info on all AIDA courses in Iceland

We teach courses all year round (all gear included)

AIDA 1* cost is 30.000 ISK and duration is one day

AIDA 2* cost is 60.000 ISK and duration is two days

AIDA 3* cost is 85.000 ISK and duration is three days

AIDA 4* cost is 110.000 ISK and duration is four days

AIDA 1&2 cost is 75.00 ISK together and duration is two and a half day

 

We offer courses in CPR, First aid, AED and care for children with all our courses

If you are interested in any of our courses please use the contact form on the right side or just give us a call at +354 8597220

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Keilufell 6, Reykjavik (Base of Freedive Iceland)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive atleast 15 min before start
INCLUDED
All equipment needed All reading material
NOT INCLUDED
Pool fees
Swimsuit/towel
1

Part 1: Theory

First we go over slides together.
  • You will get all reading material beforehand so you can start learning a.s.a.p
  • This means you can do all reading beforhand and get into the freedive zone
  • This will minimize the time needed inside 🙂
2

Part 2. Pool time

When theory is done we go into pooltime.
  • We go to a local 25 meter pool with freedive equipment to start splashing around
  • You do a static session and learn how to hold your breath under water
  • You learn how to use those long sexy fins 🙂
  • You learn turning and more.
3

Part 3. Open water session (Not in AIDA 1*)

When we have done some pool time it´s time to enter open water with all freedive gear needed.
  • Ofcause all depends on weather, but there are always places we can go to
  • Sometimes we go out on a RIB boat
  • You learn how to use those long sexy fins 🙂
  • You learn turning and more.
4

Part 4. Theory exam time

Usually we do the exam at the end of the course, but then again,,,, not always
  • At some point the exam will be done and you need 75% score
  • Don´t worry, this is done in a relaxed environment.

Your gateway to freediving

AIDA 1* course is for beginners to freediving.  Always best to take baby steps into places you have never been before.  The course it selt takes a whole day both in and out of the water.

What is covered in the AIDA 1* course?

  • Equipment for freediving
  • Breathing for freediving
  • Equalisation
  • Safety for freediving
  • Freediving and Scuba Diving
  • Key rules to remember for freediving safely
  • Preparation breaths
  • Static apnea training
  • Using equipment
  • Duck diving
  • Equalization
  • Body positioning
  • Finning style
  • Buddying

On AIDA 1* course we do theory, dry sessions and then pool sessions.

There is no exam you need to do to finish this course.

AIDA 1 course takes one day to fisnish. After the course you will know what freediving is and should be more sure of yourself in the water.  At this point you should also be sure if you want to take it to the next step

What is covered in the AIDA 2* course?

  • Everything that we teach in AIDA 1*. (See AIDA 1*)
  • 3 theory sessions during which you will learn the basics of Freediving physics and physiology; breathing for Freediving, how to prevent blackout and how to rescue a Freediver in trouble.
  • 1 breath-holding session during which you will practice breathing and relaxation techniques and you will be able to extend your breath-hold times easily.
  • 1 dynamic apnea session during which you will practice horizontal swimming and learn how to move efficiently.
  • 3 diving sessions during which you will practice equalizing, technique training, streamlining and rescue procedures. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 16/20 meters

AIDA 2 course takes two days to fisnish. After the course you will should be comfordable in the water doing depths down to 10-20 meters and should be more sure of yourself in the water.

To pass AIDA 2* course you will need to:

  • Do a 2:00 Static in water
  • Swim 40 meters underwater in pool/water
  • Swim down a line 14 meters
  • Finish  an exam with atleast 75%

Take it to the next level

Course for freedivers who want to learn more advanced techniques and go deeper.

AIDA 3 course takes 3 days

The course includes:

  • 3 theory sessions during which you will learn what happens to the body (and lungs) when the surrounding pressure increases and how the body adapts to this (mammalian dive reflex). We will learn more about equalisation techniques and how to perform the Frenzel technique.
  • 2 pool sessions during which you will practice O2 and CO2 tables, learn training concepts for static and how to prepare a maximum attempt.
  • 4 diving sessions, during which we will refine your swimming technique and streamlining and you will practice free falling. You will learn how to perform Frenzel equalisation efficiently while freediving. We will also practice more rescue scenarios on the surface and at depth. At the end of the course you will be able to freedive comfortably to depths of 24/30 meters.
  • Course duration: 3 days

Prerequisites: AIDA 2* (or equivalent) and 18 years of age (16 with guardian’s consent).

To complete the AIDA 3* free-diving course you need to perform:

  • 2:45 min. breath-hold
  • Swim 55 m DYN with fins
  • CWT to 22M in the open water.
  • Written AIDA exam of which you need to pass 75%

Included: Training-manual, e-certification card and all equipment needed for the course.

If students do not complete the necessary parts they can join an equivalent course later to finish what´s needed, without any extra cost.

Assistant freediving instructor

What is covered in the AIDA 4* course?

This is an advanced course for freedivers who want to learn advanced techniques and dive deeper.

It also qualifies you as a assistant instructor.

Designed for freedivers which want to train beyond the  AIDA *** level.

Students will learn:

  • Techniques, knowledge and safety procedures for deep freediving
  • Exhale diving
  • Mouth fill equalising.
  • More details in finalising Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Constant Weight and Free Immersion
  • The main focus is on Constant Weight.

Students will be introduced to:

  • full body stretching,
  • lung stretching,
  • cross training and diet

This will benefit their freediving development greatly at this standard

Once certified as a 4* freediver, the freediver can also assist on AIDA certification courses. Therefore it is often considered as an ‘Assistant instructor’ level.

At this stage freedivers should already own theyr own equipment

Course duration: 4 days

Prerequisites: AIDA 3* (or equivalent) and 18 years of age (16 with guardian’s consent).


To complete the AIDA 4* free-diving course you need to perform:

  • A 3:30 min. breath-hold
  • swim 75 m DYN with fins
  • CWT to 32M in the open water.
  • Written AIDA exam of which you need to pass 75%

Included: Training-manual, e-certification card, pool entrance fee, driving to dive sites.

If students do not complete the necessary parts they can join an equivalent course later to finish what´s needed, without any extra cost. (With own equipment)