AIDA 1&2 CERTIFICATE
8th - 10th November 2019
Course dates: 8th - 10th November 2019
Join us for a weekend of free-diving in Portugal.
"Take a slow, long, deep breath in and exhale"
You have the option to certify as an AIDA 1 Freediver.
“In order to freedive – and hence live a healthy, balanced life – we must stop trying to control. We must stop doubting ourselves. We must stop pushing ourselves so hard. In order to freedive – and hence life a healthy, balanced life – we must trust in something greater. We must believe that we are part of the miraculous creation of the world around us. We must switch off our intellect and recognise that the greatest wisdom we will ever experience is contained already within our soul and our DNA.” - Sara Campbell
The AIDA Certificate
Everyone can be certified AIDA 1, for this they have to complete:
1 x theory session
1 x breathing and relaxation session
1 x pool session
1 x open water session
There's no exam and no minimum requirements for depth or breath hold.
For those interested they can certify AIDA 2 in our next course, for this the minimum requirements are:
2 x theory sessions
1 x breathing and relaxation session
2 x pool sessions (one static and one dynamic)
3 x open water sessions
1 x exam
Static breath hold: 2 mins
Dynamic (in a pool): 40m
Over the weekend you will:
*learn how relaxation leads to efficiency under the water.
*understand how correct breathing can help you in daily living as well as when on breath hold freediving
*learn about the body's natural dive response
*how to equalise so that you can reach depths safely
*how to dive safely, be a good dive buddy and how to do rescues and you’ll learn how to move with ease and efficiency under the water.
You’ll explore your own comfort zones, your own mind.
Who is this for:
Anyone who loves the water and is active in the water and curious about their own physical and
Ruth, an expert in most things aquatic (she swims and surfs as well as freedives), is happiest in the ocean and under the water.
Ruth Osborn is a competitive swimmer from childhood, a surfer for many years and she started freediving in Ibiza in 2015 certifying as an AIDA 2 that year, AIDA 3 in 2016, AIDA 4 in 2017 and as an AIDA Instructor in 2018.
She is a UK ASA qualified swim instructor.
Her favourite place to be is in or under the water, preferably in Ibiza or the tropics. She has competed in open water competitions in Ibiza distances ranging from 2-7km and was on the podium for most of them. She runs a successful private swim tuition business in Ibiza, Ibiza Swim, which she set up ten years ago and (prior to getting hooked on surfing) she was coach for two seasons of Ibiza Masters and Club Natacio Portus – two of the local swim teams. She loves sharing her knowledge, expertise and passions for swimming and the water and watching as swim technique, along with enjoyment of swimming, is transformed under her tutelage.
Located on the spectacular Costa Vincentina of Portugal, the course takes place near the town Porto Covo with beautiful beaches and in easy reach of other nearby towns and also surf breaks. Enjoy a freedive sessions with your guide and coach either in Porto Covo or Sagres, theory and a meditation session in a relaxing environment.
Theory session 1 plus breathing and relaxation (3 hours)
Swimming pool session 1 (2 hours)
Swimming pool session 2 (2 hours)
Saturday or Sunday
Theory session 2 plus breathing and relaxation (2 hours)
Open Water 1 (2.5 hours)
Open Water 2 (2.5 hours)
What is not Included:
Transfers to and from the airport, food & accommodation.
This trip is ideal for
This course is suitable for all ages, couples, friends and solo travelers are welcome.
The course fee is 150€
A deposit of non-refundable EUR 50 is required to hold your spot, full balance is to be paid 1 weeks before the start of the retreat.
For more information about the course and places to stay please contact us directly via email.