How should I go about selecting a freediving course?

We highly recommend starting with either the SSI Level 1 freediver course, the Molchanovs Wave 1 course, or the AIDA 2 freediving course. These beginner freediving courses are done in two full days—usually, we run them in 2.5 days, so they’re 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 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.

As a recreational freediver, you don’t really need to choose between SSI, Molchanovs, or AIDA.

SSI is more accessible and considered recreational freediving. AIDA has an incredibly rich history in freediving, and its courses are more academic-based. The Molchanovs Education System is more all-around freediving.

If you want to know more about the different freediving courses and options and what is possible, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.

If you would like to read more about the different agencies, we have a nice article on how to learn freediving, and here you can read more about the different freediving agencies.

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