How should I go about selecting a freediving course?
We highly recommend starting with either the SSI Level 1 freediving course, the Molchanovs Wave 1 course or the AIDA 2* freediving course. These beginner freediving courses are done in 2 full days – usually, we run them in 2,5 days, so it’s a bit nicer and more relaxed. These 2,5-day freediving courses are the perfect first step into freediving.
If a 2 or 2,5-day course is a bit too much, you can also start with the 1-day Basic Freediving course. If you want to continue with freediving after the Basic Freediving course, you still have to do the normal Level 1 course. After the SSI Level 1, the Molchanovs Wave 1 or the AIDA 2*, you can immediately go to the advanced level 2 course.
When choosing between SSI, Molchanovs or AIDA, we usually advise that when you are comfortable in the water and like more technical freediving to chose Molchanovs.
SSI is more accessible and considered recreational freediving, while the Molchanovs Training System is more technical and performance-driven. For example, with the Molchanovs Wave 1 course, you already do bifins, monofin, nofins and free immersion freediving which is pulling up and down the line, while with SSI, you only discuss bifins and a little bit of free immersion freediving.