Wednesday 4th of May at 6 PM – Bermuda Diving Center
Friday 6th of May at 7 PM – Freediving UAE – Al Furjan Club
Open Water Sessions:
Saturday 7th of May at 9 AM – Freediving UAE – East Coast Freedive Center
Sunday 8th of May at 9 AM – Freediving UAE – East Coast Freedive Center
Course Cost: 2500 AED
The AIDA Level II Freediver Course is the foundation freediving course covering the necessary skills and knowledge for a non competitive recreational freediver to safely freedive with or without a guide line. The course is not aiming toward competitive freediving and does not include competition rules and regulations. It is designed to be a freediving beginner’s course for students who are already confident and happy in the water. The purpose of the course is to familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, safety procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of breath hold freediving. Students will be introduced to the three basic disciplines of freediving:
Static Apnea – breath hold with faced immersed in water;
Dynamic Apnea – breathhold whilst travelling horizontally underwater;
Constant Weight – the diver descends and ascends using fins.
Knowledge Development – this will involve theory sessions and an examination in the classroom;
Confined Water Sessions – this will involve static sessions in a pool to teach breathing, relaxation, finning and safety techniques;
Open Water Sessions – – the student will combine the skills they have learned in the pool sessions with the basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming and body positioning.
To enroll in the AIDA Level II Freediver course you must:
Be 18 years of age or older (16 years with parent or guardian consent);
Be able to swim at least 200m non stop without fins and at least 300m nonstop with mask, fins and snorkel;
Before commencing any in-water training, the following forms must be completed, (for students aged under 18 years, both must be co-signed by a parent or guardian);
AIDA Medical Form – this must be completed in full with students marking YES or NO to each of the medical conditions listed. If the student answers YES to any condition, they must seek medical approval before taking part in any in-water activity. The physician must sign the form to indicate this approval. Whether or not the student then is then accepted onto the course is left at the discretion of the instructor;
AIDA Liability Release Form or local equivalent.