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AIDA Freediving Instructor course

Become a Professional Freedive Instructor
with the guidance and supervision
of Instructor Trainer Kosho Loïc Vuillemin

link to Deep Zen Freediving Google page
contact deep zen and the monk Kosho
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- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have completed a course in First Aid with CPR within the last two years
- Have completed the AIDA 4 course or have completed the AIDA 4 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

- 1 dive CWTB to minimum 40m maximum 50m
- 1 dive
FIM to minimum 40m maximum 50m
- 1 dive to 30m CWTB lasting for a minimum of 1.30 minutes
- 1 dive to 30m FIM lasting for a minimum of 2.00 minutes
- After a 1 minute hang at 15m, rescue a freediver with BO 
- Stamina test: max 1 min preparation and then 5 consecutive dives to 20m, each with a 1 min surface interval
- Rescue from 25m followed by recovery at surface and 50m tow
- Static breath hold: minimum 4 minutes
- Demonstration of other disciplines: DNF, CNF and VWT, no minimum requirement (but come on!)
- AIDA 2, 3 and 4 theoretical exams, final Instructor Course exam, practical exams on teaching and setting up equipment, oral presentation... it's a very intense course. I can't insist enough on being ready.
- Pool and dynamic freediving requirements

Candidates should be prepared to complete all the requirements at the start of their Instructor Course (IC). If you need adaptation or training, please consider booking additional sessions.

Within at least 10 full days candidates are trained to teach AIDA Freediving Courses. Classroom sessions cover variety of topics such as planning, marketing and running courses, teaching skills and theory, legal requirements and risk management.

Water sessions are used to complete performance requirements and skill demonstrations, not training (understand well you must be ready to enroll for this course).

As a part of their IC, candidates teach trial courses AIDA 2 and 3 under supervision of their Instructor Trainer. One month prior to their IC applicants receive studying materials as well as a topic of their own research which they will present during the IC as one of the practical exams.

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