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.
Requirements: 2:45 minutes STA; 55 meters DYN, 24 meters CWT, theoretical exam.
Minimum water sessions: 6
AIDA 3 Advanced freediver
Requirements for admission to the course:
Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)
Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins or at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel
Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency