Can I switch from AIDA to SSI?

Yes, definitely! You do not need to start over when you have started with either SSI or AIDA. It is possible to switch to either of them since both organisations recognise each other. Here you can find the Freediving Agency equivalence chart.

Is it possible to cross-over from SSI to AIDA?

This is again, not a problem! For most training agencies, we have direct cross-overs, which means that you can go to the next level directly without starting all over again. With the Freedive Academy Panglao, this is easily possible. Just contact us for the options.

And can I switch between AIDA or SSI and Molchanovs?

This needs some more explanation. If you completed an AIDA or SSI freediving course you can directly cross-over to the next level Molchanovs.

If you’ve done a Molchanovs freediving course you can’t ‘officially’ directly cross-over to either SSI or AIDA since neither SSI or AIDA officially approved the or acknowledged the Molchanovs training standards. Having that said, since we teach all 3 freediving agencies we know that Molchanovs freedivers usually are the best-skilled freedivers and the Molchanovs skills requirements are higher than AIDA or SSI. Do note, there are bad instructors with each freediving agency.

Because we teach SSI, AIDA and Molchanovs freediving courses we simply do a short evaluation and students can cross-over with each agency.

Here you can find more information on the different freediving courses and levels and on this page, you can find more on the different freediving organisations.

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