AIDA Instructor Course

AIDA INSTRUCTOR COURSE

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL

What will you learn?

The AIDA Freediving Instructor Course prepares candidates to enter the world of professional freediving. The structured design of the AIDA Instructor Course will introduce you to the AIDA system and help you gain the knowledge, skills and teaching techniques to be ready to teach in a professional, competent and confident way.

During the course you will:

  • Become familiar with the AIDA standards and materials.
  • Build on your Instructor-level theory and role-model in-water skills necessary for teaching freediving courses
  • Learn about student control and the organisational aspects to safely conduct a freediving course
  • You will, through different scenarios, gain the confidence to anticipate and identify the mistakes and problems you will encounter when conducting freediving courses and counsel your students to overcome them
  • Gain knowledge of the other aspects related to teaching freediving: Legal responsibility, risk management,   marketing and freediving as a business
  • Be expected to demonstrate role-model awareness and conservation for the marine environment during ​ freediving activities

Course Requirements

To enroll on AIDA Instructor Course, you must be at least 18 years old and have an AIDA Level 4 certification (or equivalent from a recognized training agency and completed AIDA Crossover Day). You also need to have a completed course of First Aid with CPR within the last two years. The instructor candidate should already posses a high competency of freediving and be able to meet the listed diving depth and time requirements:
  • Open water (sea)
    • CWTB 40-50m
    • FIM 40-50m
    • CNF > 20m
    • Demonstrating proper technique in all disciplines
  • Confined water (pool):
    • STA 4:00-5:00
    • DYNB > 90m
    • DNF > 50m
    • Demonstrating proper technique in all disciplines
Course materials

Upon course registration we will send you course materials in a digital format.

Certification card

After successful course completion you will receive a digital certification card.

Equipment

The instructor candidates are expected to have their own equipment. However in special cases, the equipment can be renter in the centre.

Diving insurance

You must possess valid insurance covering freediving activities for the duration of your stay with us. Alternatively insurance can be purchased through Kalamata Freedivers.

The divesite is located less than 10min drive with our RIB from the centre. Our facilities offer warm showers, changing room & lockers, so we can arrive to the divesite prepared and ready to jump in the water.
Instructor Trainer: LUBOMIR STEFANOFF
Started freediving in 2007, multiple national record holder, AIDA/SSI/Apnea Academy instructor, teaching since 2012, founder of Seanomad Freediving School, AIDA Judge, President of AIDA Bulgaria, organizer of competitions 2012- present, organizer of 2022 AIDA Pool World Championship

Course Schedule

The instructor course will be split in online and classroom teaching part.

Most of the course theoretical topics will be run with instructor candidates though one of online platforms. 
In this way the students will have more time to prepare and study the theoretical materials. 

The second part of the course which is run at Kalamata Freedivers, focuses on teaching/conducting courses. 

 

Time to be determined
Theoretical sessions organized through Zoom.
8:30 AM Confined Water (Pool)
Confined Water (pool) Requirements
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Sessions
Exams for AIDA 2, AIDA 3 and AIDA 4 exams
6:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
Open Water Requirements 1/2
12:00 AM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Theory Session
Instructor Course Exams
5:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
Open Water Requirements 2/2
12:00 AM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Theory Session
Instructor Course Exams
5:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Conducting a Breathing Session
10:00 AM Theory Session

Teaching theoretical concepts using AIDA2

12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session

Teaching theoretical concepts using AIDA3

5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Conducting a Stretching Session
10:00 AM Theory Session

Teaching AIDA2 pool skills

12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session

Teaching AIDA2 pool skills

5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
10:00 AM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 open water skills
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 open water skills
5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
10:00 AM Theory Session

Teaching AIDA3 open water skills

12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session

Teaching AIDA3 open water skills

5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Theory Session
Course Debriefing
* Course schedule may vary depending on the boat departure times.

€1050/person

Before booking, please read our regulations and safety measures.

What will you learn?

The AIDA Freediving Instructor Course prepares candidates to enter the world of professional freediving. The structured design of the AIDA Instructor Course will introduce you to the AIDA system and help you gain the knowledge, skills and teaching techniques to be ready to teach in a professional, competent and confident way.
During the course you will:
– Become familiar with the AIDA standards and materials.
– Build on your Instructor-level theory and role-model in-water skills necessary for teaching freediving courses.
– Learn about student control and the organisational aspects to safely conduct a freediving course.
– You will, through different scenarios, gain the confidence to anticipate and identify the mistakes and problems you will encounter when conducting freediving courses and counsel your students to overcome them.
– Gain knowledge of the other aspects related to teaching freediving: Legal responsibility, risk management, marketing and freediving as a business.
– Be expected to demonstrate role-model awareness and conservation for the marine environment during ​ freediving activities.

Course Requirements

To enroll on AIDA Instructor Course, you must be at least 18 years old and have an AIDA Level 4 certification (or equivalent from a recognized training agency and completed AIDA Crossover Day). You also need to have a completed course of First Aid with CPR within the last two years. The instructor candidate should already posses a high competency of freediving and be able to meet the listed diving depth and time requirements:

Open water (sea): Demonstrating proper technique in all disciplines, CWTB 40-50m, FIM 40-50m, CNF > 20m.

Confined water (pool): Demonstrating proper technique in all disciplines, STA 4:00-5:00, DYNB > 90m, DNF > 50m.
Course materials

Upon course registration we will send you course materials in a digital format.

Equipment

The instructor candidates are expected to have their own equipment. However in special cases, the equipment can be renter in the centre.

Certification card

After successful course completion you will receive a digital certification card.

Diving insurance

You must possess valid insurance covering freediving activities for the duration of your stay with us. Alternatively insurance can be purchased through Kalamata Freedivers.

The divesite is located less than 10min drive with our RIB from the centre. Our facilities offer warm showers, changing room & lockers, so we can arrive to the divesite prepared and ready to jump in the water.

Course Schedule

The instructor course will be split in online and classroom teaching part. Most of the course theoretical topics will be run with instructor candidates though one of online platforms. In this way the students will have more time to prepare and study the theoretical materials. The second part of the course which is run at Kalamata Freedivers, focuses on teaching/conducting courses.
Time to be determined
Theoretical sessions organized through Zoom.
8:30 AM Confined Water (Pool)
Confined Water (pool) Requirements
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Sessions
Exams for AIDA 2, AIDA 3 and AIDA 4 exams
6:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
Open Water Requirements 1/2
12:00 AM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Theory Session
Instructor Course Exams
5:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
Open Water Requirements 2/2
12:00 AM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Theory Session
Instructor Course Exams
5:00 PM Debrief
8:30 AM Conducting a Breathing Session
10:00 AM Theory Session
Teaching theoretical concepts using AIDA2
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session
Teaching theoretical concepts using AIDA3
5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Conducting a Stretching Session
10:00 AM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 pool skills
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 pool skills
5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
10:00 AM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 open water skills
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA2 open water skills
5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Open Water Session
10:00 AM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA3 open water skills
12:00 AM Lunch Break
3:00 PM Theory Session
Teaching AIDA3 open water skills
5:00 PM Course Debrief
8:30 AM Theory Session
Course Debriefing
* Course schedule may vary depending on the boat departure times.
Before booking, please read our regulations and safety measures.

Next Courses

Instructor Trainer: LUBOMIR STEFANOFF
Started freediving in 2007, multiple national record holder, AIDA/SSI/Apnea Academy instructor, teaching since 2012, founder of Seanomad Freediving School, AIDA Judge, President of AIDA Bulgaria, organizer of competitions 2012- present, organizer of 2022 AIDA Pool World Championship
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