FREEDIVING COURSES

Freediving courses in Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab and Worldwide

Alone or assisted by skillful advanced freedivers i propose to you to discover different options regarding freediving courses. Most frequently, people wish to follow AIDA courses. AIDA stands for "Association Internationale pour le Developpement de l'Apnee" and exists since 1992. Didactic is clean and simple and the levels are well organised. PADI also features very good courses. You can totally follow both school currents in the same course. EFR (Emergency First Responder) courses to individuals or groups are also available.

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  • FREEDIVING COURSE - AIDA 3 in Sharm el Sheikh
    Upon request
    El Fanar Beach
    Upon request
    El Fanar Beach, El Fanar Beach, El Fanar St.، UMM EL SID HILL، SHARM EL SHEIKH، South Sinai Governorate, Égypte
    Here you can get all needed infos about your course and you can pay for it with credit card. Please make sure to contact us prior booking to check we are available. Improve your depth and skills with Zen Monk and Swiss champion Loïc Kosho Vuillemin. AIDA 3 stars freediving course in Sharm el Sheikh
  • FREEDIVING COURSE - AIDA 2 in Sharm el Sheikh
    Upon request
    El Fanar Beach
    Upon request
    El Fanar Beach, El Fanar Beach, El Fanar St.، UMM EL SID HILL، SHARM EL SHEIKH، South Sinai Governorate, Égypte
    Here you get infos about your AIDA 2 course and pay for it with credit card. Make sure you arranged it all with Kosho before to pay, thank you. Improve your depth and skills with Zen Monk and Swiss champion Loïc Kosho Vuillemin. AIDA 2 stars freediving course in Sharm el Sheikh
  • FREEDIVING COURSE - AIDA 1 in Sharm el Sheikh
    Upon request
    Charm el-Cheikh
    Upon request
    Charm el-Cheikh, Charm el-Cheikh, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Sud de Sinaï, Égypte
    Here you get infos about your AIDA 1 course and pay for it with credit card. Make sure you've arranged your schedule with Kosho before to pay, thank you. Go through Freediving initiation with Zen Monk and Swiss champion Loïc Kosho Vuillemin. AIDA 1 star freediving course in Sharm el Sheikh.

BEFORE CONSIDERING TO FREEDIVE OR TO ENROLL FOR A FREEDIVING COURSE

Freediving is an incredible sport and the experience of depth while holding your breath, the practice of pranayama and meditation, the pool exercises and stretching sessions will without doubt be amazing moments. Despite insurances and all safety measures that your instructor will take, his strong and recognised rescue skills, freediving remains a risky activity. You are expected to be in good fitness condition, to be a relative good swimmer and to be accustomed to snorkeling.

All courses, lessons, sessions of practice are featuring some paperworks. You will be asked to sign an assumption of risks and liability release document and to answer and sign a medical statement. You may have to visit a doctor before to freedive. Please do if you have any doubts about your fitness condition.

You can find infos about paperworks here:

AIDA Assumption of Risks: <pdf>

Medical Statement: <pdf>

DEEP ZEN Registration form:

DAN EUROPE insurance policy:

Please check our page "Warnings and advices for students freedivers - Before your freediving course"

FREEDIVING SESSIONS AND COURSES - PRICES

Discover your Breath

1/2 day course (dry) | Price: 50 euros

AIDA level 1 star

1 day course | Price: 80 euros

AIDA level 2 stars | PADI level1

2,5 days course | Price: 200 euros

AIDA level 3 stars | PADI level 2

3,5 days course | Price: 260 euros

Combo AIDA 2 & 3 | Padi 1 & 2

5-7 days course | 440 euros

Safety freediver

2 days course | Price: 120 euros

Freediving Training

1 hour session | Price: 30 euros

Online Coaching

1 hour session | 22 euros

EFR course (first aid)

1 day | 80 euros

What does your freediving course includes and what does it not?

All AIDA courses include the certification fees and a dedicated insurance.

 

If you have your own equipment it's definitely better to take it with you. We can, for AIDA courses or long stays exclusively, borrow you freediving equipment (mask and snorkel, wetsuit, socks and fins, weightbelt and weights) but it is better to check with us first to make sure we do have your size. 

For regular training sessions, nothing is included except if we made specific arrangements prior your stay. 

Entrance fees to Fanar Beach are at your own expenses. The cost is of 100 EGP for beach and facilities access.

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Discover you Breath and Learn how to Hold it

Freediving courses in Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab and Worldwide

An incredible discovery of how to relax and breathe in order to achieve long breathols

Deep Zen Meditation and Freediving course "Discover your Breath" is a half day session during which you will discover new ways of breathing and start training your ability to hold your breath.

 

This course is specifically designed to be given on dry land only. It can also, upon request, be followed online (2 persons are then required).

The course starts with a little bit of theory about circulatory and respiratory systems. What are diaphragmatic contractions, what is the urge to breath, how to prepare a breathold and recover from it... All this is very important so you know what actually happens during a breathold. It's improving and deepening, i really advice you try this course if you've never gone into pranayama and breathold.

 

Then we'll switch to more practical exercises: you will prepare, perform, manage and recover from a breathold. Get through a warm up serie and try a maximal attempt with the help of the monk Kosho who will closely monitor you at all times.

 

Once relaxed, focused and ready, eventually helped by the smooth and relaxing coaching voice of your instructor you'll be able to hold your breath for long... actually much longer than you imagine. Most Deep Zen students are able to achieve a breathold that lasts more than 2 min 30 during their first maximum attempt.

A very nice, instructive and entertaining course for the beginners and the complete newbies. Designed for everyone, you don't need to specifically be attracted by freediving in the water. If you feel more like discovering what kind of mindsets exist beyond breathing and into the exercise of breathold , this course has been completely thought for you.

Warmly advised to anyone. Suitable for children.

DURATION OF THE COURSE: around 3 hours

1 THEORY SESSION - 1 DRY STATIC SESSION

PRICE: 50 euros per person

INSTRUCTOR / STUDENTS RATIO: 3 students maximum (for bigger groups, please contact the monk Kosho)

LOCATION: Usually Sharm el Sheikh but also upon request, Dahab, Nabq and anywhere in the world

REQUIREMENTS: to be in good both physical and mental fitness

DRY LAND COURSE, CAN BE FOLLOWED ONLINE (2 PERSONS)

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AIDA Freediving Course - Level 1 star

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The very first step into Freediving 

This course is the perfect introduction to what freediving is. During this day, or these two half days, you will get in touch with a bit of theory about freediving and about human physiology. Then we'll do some specific breathing and relaxation exercises in order for you to perform your first breatholds in a zen and easy way  (iusually on dry land) . The results are always impressive and everybody gets enthusiastic about their own abilities. It's really great to realise how long one can hold his/her breath when doing it the right way.

 

After that, we'll have a break and we'll just pass through the important theory about equalisation... then we'll go in the water for some dives at a maximum depth of around 10m. You will never be pushed, just positively empowered and closely guided in this new experience of yours.

 

AIDA 1 star freediving course does not feature any exam nor ask for specific achievements. Just for the fun of discovering the world of freediving.

DURATION OF THE COURSE: 1 day or 2 half days

2 THEORY SESSIONS - 1 DRY STATIC SESSION - 1 OPEN WATER SESSION

Typically...

DAY 1: THEORY SESSION  DRY STATIC SESSION

DAY 2: THEORY SESSION  OPEN WATER SESSION

PRICE: 80 euros per person

INSTRUCTOR / STUDENTS RATIO: 3 students maximum (for bigger groups, please contact the monk Kosho)

LOCATION: Usually Sharm el Sheikh but also upon request, Dahab, Nabq and anywhere in the world

REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to swim easily and feel comfortable with mask and snorkel and have completed the paperworks asked by your instructor.

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AIDA Freediving Course - Level 2 stars

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The most popular freediving course around the world

AIDA Freediving level 2 stars is where the real thing starts. This time, in comparison of the AIDA level 1 star course (not mandatory for intending level 2 stars btw) you will have to be successful and achieve standard requirements. It can be tough for some people, but your instructor is here with you to take the needed time to correct and share the secrets. Everyone can do it, this is certain.

AIDA 2 EXERCISES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

PAPERWORK  THEORY EXAM  SNORKELING  RELAXATION  BREATHING  BUDDYING SKILLS  STA > 2'  RESCUE & SAFETY SKILLS  DYN >40m  CWTB 16-20m  OPENWATER SKILLS

 

CHECK THE AIDA 2 COMPLETION FORM HERE

 

There are some theory classes featured, safety skills to learn in order to become also a good buddy, an exam to go through and the necessary amount of confined and open water sessions for you to become a real freediver. 

 

The theory classes are mainly about general aspects of freediving, human physiology and some important laws of physics that every freediver must know. We'll get in the pool to practice static breatholds and dynamic freediving. This way only we will be ready to dive at depth safely and to enjoy the underwater beauty and calm.

 

To make sure you have time also to relax and integrate, this level is proposed in 2 or 3 days at your convenience. Make it fast or take it full and easy is up to you. No one will push you to achievements...  success is yours!

 

AIDA level 2 stars is certainly one of the most improved and given freediving course in the world. By following this course, your knowledge about how our body breathe and lives underwater and at surface will be greatly increased. The vision you have on yourself will change. Everyone gets out of it happy and impressed, AIDA level 2 stars is a must try...

 

This course includes a digital theory support (manual), freediving student insurance (DAN Europe) and AIDA international certification fees (20 eiros). But it does not include the rental of freedive equipment, nor the entrance fees to Fanar Beach (100 EGP). 

DURATION OF THE COURSE: 2 and a half days (you can split your course in sessions and make it in more days)

3 THEORY SESSIONS  1 CONFINED WATER SESSION  2 DRY SESSIONS  3 OPENWATER SESSIONS

Typically...

DAY 1: THEORY SESSION  DRY SESSION  CONFINED WATER SESSION

DAY 2: THEORY SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION

DAY 3: DRY SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION  THEORY SESSION  EXAM

PRICE: 200 euros per person

INSTRUCTOR / STUDENTS RATIO: 3 students maximum (for bigger groups, please contact the monk Kosho)

LOCATION: Usually Sharm el Sheikh but also upon request, Dahab, Nabq and anywhere in the world

REQUIREMENTS: Paperworks, basic swimming skills, snorkeling skills - Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)

The static and dynamic sessions in confined water are used to teach relaxation, breathing, finning and safety techniques. In the open water sessions students will apply the skills they have learned in the pool / confined water sessions and combine them with the basic skills of open water freediving such as equalizing, duck diving, vertical swimming, body positioning, turns and use of buoyancy.

The freediving theory will include: Introduction to Freediving, Freediving Breathing Cycle, Basic Physiology of Freediving, Equalization, Freediving Techniques, Safety in Freediving, Equipment in Freediving, Freediving Disciplines.

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AIDA Freediving Course - Level 3 stars

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Become an independant Freediver by learning advanced skills

With the level 3 stars of AIDA international education system, the goal is to become an advanced and more independent freediver. But watch out ! independent does not mean to dive alone... After that course, you will be able to safely manage with any experienced buddy some "on your own" training sessions. Got it ? Certainly never dive alone.

AIDA 3 EXERCISES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

AIDA 2 SKILLS  PAPERWORK  THEORY EXAM  BUDDYING SKILLS  STA > 2'45"  RESCUE & SAFETY SKILLS  DYN >55m  CWTB 24-30m  INTRODUCING FREEFALL  OPENWATER SKILLS  TROUBLESHOOTING SITUATIONS

 

CHECK THE AIDA 3 COMPLETION FORM HERE

Obviously during this level we will go deeper and longer. More safety skills also are to be acquired and demonstrated, since safety will always be the most important aspect to consider during your freediving career. The theory classes will also get more precise, deeper in the subject and your understanding of the science underlying freediving will definitely become more accurate.

 

Same way than for the AIDA level 2 stars, you can do this course in 3 or 4 days. 3 days are generally enough but it can be nice to profit of an extra day to do some more dives or breathold max attempts to integrate that new knowledge and skills of yours. Feel free to choose.

 

This course includes a digital theory support, freediving student insurance and AIDA international certification fees. But it does not include the rental of freedive equipment. 

DURATION OF THE COURSE: 2 and a half days (you can split your course in sessions and make it in more days)

3 THEORY SESSIONS  1 CONFINED WATER SESSION  3 DRY SESSIONS  5 OPENWATER SESSIONS

Typically...

DAY 1: THEORY SESSION  CONFINED WATER SESSION

DAY 2: THEORY SESSION  DRY SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION

DAY 3: DRY SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION

DAY 4: DRY SESSION  OPENWATER SESSION  THEORY SESSION  EXAM

PRICE: 260 euros per person

INSTRUCTOR / STUDENTS RATIO: 3 students maximum (for bigger groups, please contact the monk Kosho)

LOCATION: Usually Sharm el Sheikh but also upon request, Dahab, Nabq and anywhere in the world

REQUIREMENTS: Paperworks, basic swimming skills, snorkeling skills - Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent) - Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

The course is designed to further develop skills from previous levels, to acquire new skills and gain a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques. The new techniques that are introduced are free-fall, Frenzel Equalizing, the use of training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and also how to minimize these risks. Students will train these skills in the most common disciplines of freediving: Static Apnoea, Dynamic Apnoea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight.

The theory will include: Physiology, Equalization, Barotrauma, Lungs at Depth, Buoyancy, Shallow Water Blackout, Training Concepts, The Mammalian Dive Response, Decompression Sickness , Surface Intervals and the Freediver's Code of Conduct.

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