SPECIALITIES

There are two main reasons why freedivers choose to take some specialties courses/coachings. If you feel that you want to take your freediving experiences to a whole new level or you want to discover new skills and new ways of freediving, then here are some options.
Each course focuses on the specific skills and knowledge needed to safely increase your adaptation and performance underwater or to dive deeper into the knowledge of your favorite apnea discipline.  
At Freediving Planet we offer a large choice of Specialties : 
Monofin Course or Coaching / Safety Freediver Course / Equalisation Coaching / Sled / Variable Weight Coaching / No-Fins Coaching / Competition Freediver Course / Emergency First Responder (EFR Course and EFR Instructor Course)
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A workshop designed for freedivers who have had troubles equalizing when attempting to switch from the Valsalva maneuver to the Frenzel technique. This one-day, two-sessions course will be customized to your needs to improve your method of equalization and comfortably increase your depth.

 

For all divers that have a hard time to equalize head-down or that would like to improve their technique, join this day. It will lead you to great improvement to ease your equalization and making it more efficient.

Minimum Performances requirements:

no requirement needed to complete the level

Course format

1 day, breaks into : 

The course starts with a dry session. 

In this session, we will identify your equalization problem and will follow this with a series of dry practices that aim to bring higher awareness of the muscle groups used for the Frenzel equalization technique. 

The second session expands on that with more dry practice to improve the quality of equalization and confirm the results in dry and, if needed, in open water.

Prerequisites: 

Be an AIDA level 1 freediver or equivalent level

Equalisation

 
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COURSE

Our Monofin Freediver Course is a specialized course for the development of the correct monofin technique. You will be introduced to specific stretching and exercises that will help you improve your monofin kicks while obtaining a better fluidity and streamlined position underwater.
This complete introductory course could be completed within 2 days and you can get certified with the AIDA monofin specialty course.

 

COACHING

Keeping practicing under the supervision of a specialty instructor will improve your finning when going down / up or when exploring the reef.

Minimum Performances requirements:

no requirement needed to complete the level

Course format 

2 full days, breaks into :

one theory

one stretching

one confined water

three open water

On the successful completion of the course, you will receive an AIDA Monofin certification.

Prerequisites: 

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent)

Be able to freedive to 15m

Be able to swim at least 100 meters non-stop and 300 meters with mask, snorkel, and fins.

Do not have any medical conditions

Monofin

 
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This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely conduct freedives without fins, in both confined and open water environments. 

No-fins Freediving is considered the purest form of freediving but it requires time, effort, and a lot of training to master it. In this workshop, learn to propel yourself efficiently underwater using your own body power. 

You will learn the basic for : 

Buoyancy and weight distribution for no-fins

Proper arm stroke and kicking technique

Streamlining, gliding, and turning

Coordination exercises

Stretching routine to gain the flexibility required for no-fins stroke

Safety concerns Video analysis

Course format 

2 full days, breaks into :

one theory

one stretching

two confined water

two open water

Prerequisites: 

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent)

Be able to freedive to 15m

Be able to swim at least 100 meters non-stop and 300 meters with mask, snorkel, and fins.

Do not have any medical conditions

No-Fins

 
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The freediver descends and ascends with the method of his or her choice.Often, a heavy metal bar or "sled" grasped by the diver descends fixed to a line, reaching great depths. The most common ascension assistance is via inflatable lifting bag, which surface rapidly. The dives may be performed head-first or feet-first.

If you decide to come up using the lifting bag, we will guide you on your first dives and show you how to inflate the bag.

For the first few dives, we will perform tandem dives to a maximum of 50 m.

MAXIMUM DEPTH ALLOWED WILL BE 70 METERS

Format 

2 - 3 hours break into :

Warm-up dives on a standard  line

2 TANDEM dives to a maximum depth of 40 m

1 Dive to a maximum of 40 m

1 Dive to a maximum depth equal to your PB (within the limit of a maximum depth of 70 m) 

Prerequisites: 

Be an AIDA 2 / Wave 1 / PADI Freediver / or equivalent 

Do not have any medical conditions

Sled Freediving / Variable weight

 
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Without safety, there is no freediving

Safety is the most important skill in Freediving. With this course you will become a Master in safety and rescue techniques.

 

You will develop the knowledge and skills to be able to function as a Safety Freediver during AIDA competitions. 

This course is very demanding in energy, you'll be asked to perform safety skills again and again and again until you fulfil completely our requirements. 

This course is also highly recommended for the candidate Instructors who want to be ready for their Instructor Course, or those who just want to refresh and improve their safety skills.

 

This course is also useful to freedivers competing in a competition so they know what to expect from the freedive safety team. This course also builds confidence in dealing with rescue scenarios.

Format 

2 days break into :

one theory

one confine water

four open water 

Prerequisites: 

Do not have any medical conditions

Be 18 years of age or older

Have completed the AIDA3 Freediver course or equivalent for the AIDA Competition Deep Safety Freediver course, or have completed the Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

Pool & Deep Safety Freediver

 
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Helicopter Rescue

As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbours and coworkers too. 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Emergency First Responder certificate that lasts for 2 years and is recognized worldwide.

Minimum Performances requirements:

no requirement needed to complete the level

Course format EFR COURSE

1 day breaks into
 

CPR courses for adults, children and infants 

BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level

First aid for adults, children and infants 

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training 

Emergency Oxygen Provider course 

Preventing and caring for shock

Spinal injury management

Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk

Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

Prerequisites: 

This course is available to anyone and is not just aimed at divers.

EFR - Emergency First Responder

 
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During the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others.
The Instructor course provides you with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), AED Course, and Care for Children courses.

 

The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care, Care for Children and CPR & AED courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment.

Minimum Performances requirements:

no requirement needed to complete the level

Course format EFR I COURSE

1 day breaks into
 

how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, becomes proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present effective scenario-based learning experience.

Prerequisites: 

First Aid or Emergency First Responder (EFR) /CPR course, or equivalent not older than 2 years

18 years old

EFR I - Emergency First Responder INSTRUCTOR

 
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tt is a course for anyone who plans on entering an AIDA Competition for the first time and/or wants to know more about how competitive freediving works.

Students will develop their knowledge and skills of the main competitive categories of freediving including Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea and Constant Weight freediving. 
 

The instructor will cover all the competition rules and procedures in the classroom before re-creating a competition environment out in the pool and/or open water to give the student a real sense of how it can be in a competition situation.

Minimum Performances requirements:

no requirement needed to complete the level

Course format

1,5 days course break into

1 Theory 

2 open Water

Prerequisites: 

18 years of age (16 with a guardian's consent)

Do not have any medical conditions

Have completed the AIDA2 Freediver course or have completed the Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

AIDA Competition Freediver

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