Aida 1 & 2 Freedive Course

Run every weekend and many midweek dates, from early May to the end of September, the AIDA 1&2 star course is by far the most popular way to get in to freediving as it combines the 1st and 2nd levels of the AIDA educational ladder in a fun 2 day course.

Level 1 & 2
2 Day

AIDA 1&2

Course Details

Course costs £300 and includes, boat charter, pool hire, training, certification and ALL equipment is included.

By the end of the course you will have covered

  • Equipment for freediving.
  • Breathing for freediving.
  • Safety for freediving.
  • Preparation breathing.
  • Efficiency of movement.
  • Static apnea training for breath-holds of over 2 minutes.
  • Using freediving equipment.
  • Duck diving.
  • Equalisation.
  • Body positioning.
  • Finning style.
  • Buddying.
  • Deep dives to a minimum of 50ft (nearly 4 storeys deep)
  • Dynamic (distance) apnea of over 40m.

A bit more about the course...

…We start the day with basic freediving theory and cover the aspects of correct breathing. We then go through a couple of hours of pool training, covering static breath holding, rescues and dynamic apnea. In the afternoon , we start our open water theory and relaxation training. Here we focus on how to achieve perfect technique whilst diving on a float with a line, how to conduct free immersion dives and how to buddy and rescue at depth. At Freedive UK we put a lot of effort in to training you to achieve perfect style, concentrating on efficiency of movement and form as our primary goal.

On your second day as a freediver you will learn how to dive to depth in open water. We will dive using dive lines and lanyards for your safety and will focus on deep diving posture and relaxation. We will conduct our deep dives from boat charter (fair weather) and/or a private quarry (poor weather) in order to give you the best quality instruction and the most exciting diving on the day. After free immersion dives, we focus on constant weight dives to complete the depth requirements for the course. The exam will be completed either at the end of day one or two… so be prepared and read your notes before attending. If you think you might need a 3rd day of training then check out our adventure freediving day or private training days. Please note that our courses in west Wales have a slightly different schedule, but the basics are the same.

Cost – £300

Boat charter, pool hire, training, certification and ALL equipment is included. (If you have your own wetsuit, we would recommend bringing it as it may fit better (although you can use one of ours for free). You need to be over 16 and must be able to swim 200m unaided. All courses are conducted in small groups (max 1:4 instructor to student ratio), to ensure the highest levels of safety and teaching quality. Courses start and finish in Newquay, Cornwall or Aberieddy (Blue lagoon, west Wales). Days start at 9:30 am and end at about 4-6pm. Click here to see details on available Locations

Spaces are limited so if you want to book this course find an available date in the booking calendar at the bottom of this page and book your space online now. The booking system is live and available spaces are shown on each course. All courses are guaranteed to run once a space is booked, we have no minimums and will not cancel on you. Alternatively you can have a chat to us about it all before committing and book over the phone. If there is a date that you want that is fully booked (and you can’t make another date) contact us as we may be able to accommodate your needs. Deposits can be taken for courses.

Loss or damage to FreediveUK equipment: Equipment hire is free however we do take a £50 deposit on the day of the course to cover damages or loss. This is a fraction of the cost of most of our equipment but we find it to be a reasonable amount to ask people to cover in the event of a loss or damage. See details of terms here


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Thankyou to everyone who visited during 2020. We hope that 2021 season will be easier but just in case and until things change our 2020 covid restrictions will be in place.

Course numbers will be limited to rule of 6 and all social distancing and hygiene measures will be adhered to in non emergency circumstances.

Bookings are being taken and we will now be allowing course date changes if available up until 1 week before the course start in the case of a change of government policy or guidelines.

Please be sure that if you need accommodation to attend, that this is secure, as we cannot refund due to a change in your accommodation choices.

Due to the restriction surrounding social distancing some elements of the advertised courses may differ, such as boat use and pool use. Please also note that until guidelines change in regards to travel in vehicles outside of your family unit or bubble you will need to transport yourself to and from dive sites. 

Our standard terms and conditions apply to refunds and cancellations.

We are looking forward to diving with you