Certification as an AIDA Instructor is dependent on reaching the target performances required by AIDA.
As a certified AIDA Instructor you will be able to demonstrate the following standards:
- 4:00+ min static breath hold
- 70+ m diving horizontally with fins
- 40 m depth in the open water
- 5 x 20 m CWT with 1min intervals
- 15 m standby rescue
- 25 m rescue & surface tow combined with rescue breaths
To enrol in the AIDA Instructor Course, you must
- Be at least 18 old
- Have successfully completed the AIDA 4 Freediver course
- First Aid Certification
All our AIDA courses run on demand - let us know when you are interested in learning and we will do our best to accomodate you.
If you've completed AIDA 2, 3 and 4 star courses, or their equivalents with another agency, the next step is to become an AIDA Instructor. Teaching freediving can be very rewarding both personally, by seeing your students accomplish dives, swims and breath holds they never thought they would be able to do, and even financially! There is also no better way to learn and enhance your own skills than to teach others.
The AIDA Instructor course runs over 5 weekends at the National Diving and Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow. It is an in-depth experience (no pun intended) to help you really focus on developing the skills you need to help other freedivers develop safely. The comprehensive programme gives you lots of information on the theory of teaching and learning, loads of practice instructing in all kinds of scenarios, experience of dealing with tricky situations in the water and also checks your own freedive skills are up to the job. Well even teach you how to market and sell your courses.
To enrol in an AIDA Instructor Course you must be 18 years of age and have completed AIDA 2, 3 and 4 Star courses (or equivalent formal training). Youll also need to have completed a recognised course in First Aid and CPR (such as the EFR course we offer) in the last two years.
If you become an instructor with us, well also help you get some teaching experience. Youll have the option to work alongside one of our experienced instructors for a couple of courses before you head out on your own. If you're local, we may even be able to offer you some paid teaching work once youre qualified.
Youll need power, passion and enthusiasm to become an AIDA Instructor- this is a real personal challenge, and well do our best to make sure you achieve it.
To work as an instructor you will need to take out liability insurance and in the UK, you should hold an HSE Diving Medical.