AIDA & PADI Freediver Instructor

PADI and AIDA Freediver Instructor program

As an AIDA and PADI Instructor you can have more opportunity to teach freediving as an independant or in collaboration with freediving centers. You will be free to travel and share your passion for freediving.

As a freediver instructor, your diving performance will not matter anymore. You will be there for your students,  you will make sure to dive with a perfect technic, to make your demo look smooth and sometimes you will dive in slo-motion! As an instructor will be there to create a safe environnement for your student, to spot, correct and coach your students. Finally, the most important, you will share your passion for freediving with them. So make sure at the end, they get infected by the "freediving virus". 


AIDA and PADI Instructor Course includes many classroom, pool and open water sessions, as well as hours of teaching practice. 

During the theory sessions, pool and  open water sessions you will learn: 

- How to teach to new and advanced freedivers; 
- How to manage different situations with beginners in swimming pool and open water;
- How to do efficient safe and Rescue assessment

- How to prepare and schedule an open water and class and coaching and teaching methodology theoretical and practical.
- Safety organization
- Freediving shop and Business - how to market and price your freediving activities.
- Professionalism and team work
- Leadership skills
- On the last day of the IC you will learn the basics of the PADI Freediver teaching system and how it is different form the AIDA system. This 4h to 6h-long PADI Instructor Orientation allows you as a successful candidate to apply directly for the PADI Freediver Instructor rating by getting in touch with your local PADI regional manager.

  • A dedicated training  will prepare you to succeed the course. With Freediving Planet, only success is an option.
  • We will share tips and tricks from our experience as freediving instructors, to give you more tools needed to become a certified, confident  and safe freediving instructor. We will spend a lot of time in the water to improve your freediving skills.
  • During this course you will learn about teaching methods applied to freediving.
  • You will learn about planning and running freedive sessions and also get some business advice on 
  • You will have to demonstrate your freediving skills and your endurance and be able to comfortably freedive CWT to 40 meters,  perform 5x-20m CWT with 1min intervals,  DYN 75m and hold your breath for over 4 minutes.
Every candidates to our Instructor course, has the possibility to join our FREE INTERNSHIP Program. During this time, you will be assisting (class and in water) our Instructors when they are giving class, training, coaching. It is the best way to gather information, become familiar with the education standards, be with different students, observe different style of teaching, and learn your future job. 
It can be done before your start your IC and / or after your IC. The lenght of this internship is up to you, as you can stay with us a long as you want.  

Your Instructor Trainer - "JP"

Jp Instructor Trainer

Our AIDA and PADI Freediver Instructor course,  is a unique and a worlwide recognized program, conducted by the AIDA Instructor Trainer Jean-Pol Francois (JP), the pionneer in the freediving Education,  the head of AIDA Education, and one of the first PADI Instructor Trainer in Asia.  
Jean-Pol Francois, is the co-founder of Freediving Planet, a brand which aims to deliver high quality education. He has used his 25 years of experience in teaching, coaching, judging freediving to set the well recognized worldwide Education standards within AIDA International Freediving. 

He is now closely collaboration with PADI Freediver to develop a PADI Freediver Instructor Development program. By following Jean-Pol's guidance, training, coaching and mentorship, you will be trained to the highest standards in the freediving industry by one of the pionner. We will make sure to provide you the most up to date knowledge in freediving.

Want to sign up...


  • Min. 18 years age
  • AIDA4 or equivalent (crossover-evaluation applies, not included in the IC-fee)
  • First Aid/Emergency first responder (EFR) or CPR certificate or equivalent not older than two years for AIDA Instructor
  • First Aid Instructor (EFR-I or similar) for PADI Freediver Instructor


Course duration: Usually 8 to 9 days 

Price : Click on the location below to know the price


Contact us to 
find more about the performance requirements and assessment 

Instructor candidates Freedivers are encouraged to have their own personal freediving equipment. 

AIDA Freediving PADI Freediver center Bestdive
Freediving Equipment Mobby's Apnea Gear Freediving Planet at Palaka Dive Center