What are the difference between SSI, AIDA and Molchanovs?

As for the course content, there is no real significant difference between AIDA and SSI. There are big differences between AIDA, SSI and Molchanovs. We consider AIDA and SSI recreational freediving while Molchanovs is more technical and performance freediving.

The only real difference between SSI and AIDA for recreational courses is how the study material is delivered. With SSI, you will get access to the study material via the free MySSI app. This way once you confirm your course you can start with home study at your own pace.

There are big differences between AIDA, Molchanovs and SSI Instructors. As an AIDA or  Molchanovs instructor, you can work independently and anywhere. As an SSI instructor, you need to register a business or be affiliated with a registered dive centre to teach. If you want to start your own centre or find a job as a freediving instructor, SSI is for sure, the better option.

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