AIDA Freedive Courses are recognised and devised by AIDA, the International Association for Development of AIDA. They focus predominantly on the skills needed for competitive freediving and were amongst the first freediving courses available. AIDA is the international governing body of freediving and mostly dedicates its efforts to developing competitive freediving and recognising World and National Records.
At Saltfree we are able to offer the full range of AIDA courses, if anyone would specifically prefer them to our scheduled PADI courses.
You can find more details in the education section at AIDA International
The British Freediving Association (BFA) was set up in 1999 to represent the sport of freediving in the UK. The objectives of the BFA are to promote freediving - both competitively and recreationally - and to encourage the safe practice of the sport.
In addition, they are the sole body that selects teams for international competitions and ratifies any UK record attempts according to the rules specified by AIDA UK.
The BFA is the UK representative of AIDA.