Here you will find an overview of the different freediving agencies. Each of these agencies acknowledge each other as an official freediving certification agency. With most freediving centre’s you can easily switch from one agency to the other. With some schools you might need to do a evaluation session before crossing over.

At FREEDIVE+ we look at this case by case.

And even though they’re not yet mentioned in the below tables; we do – and have welcomed many students from the Russian Freediving Federation. Certified Wave students can directly cross-over to our SSI and AIDA courses.

Crossing over from one agency to another would look something like.

Course 1. AIDA 2*
Course 2. SSI Level 2
Course 3. SSI Level 3

Or

Course 1. PADI Basic Freediver
Course 2. Apnea Academy Level 2
Course 3. SSI Level 3

Please note: regularly we receive requests about the Apnea Total courses and cross-overs. We always do an evaluation session with Apnea Total students to see what level they are. With Apnea Total it really depends on the instructor the student has, and because there is no fixed structure in their courses, we can not tell in advance which level course you can take with us.

 

DIVER LEVEL

SSI

  • Freediving Basic
  • Freediving Level 1
  • Freediving Level 2
  • Freediving Level 3

AIDA

  • AIDA*
  • AIDA**
  • AIDA***
  • AIDA****

Apnea Academy

  • Level I
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

PADI

  • Basic Freediver
  • Advanced Freediver
  • Master Freediver

CMAS*

  • APNOE *
  • APNOE **
  • APNOE ***
  • APNOE ****

CMAS Specialty Courses

  • SK1 = Sta+Dyn
  • SK2 = ctw
  • SK 1 + SK2 = APNOE**

*The level and skills of CMAS freediving courses may vary by country.

 

DIVE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

SSI
Instructor

  • Basic Freediving
    Instructor
  • Freediving Instructor
    Level 1
  • Freediving Instructor
    Level 2
  • Freediving Instructor
    Level 3
  • Freediving Instructor
    Trainer

AIDA
Instructor

  • AIDA Instructor
  • AIDA Master Instructor
  • Instructor Trainer

Apnea Academy Instructor

  • Academy Instructor
  • Instructor Trainer

PADI APNOE Instructor

  • Freediving Instructor

CMAS / VDST TL

  • VDST *-***
    & SK1 & SK2
  • VDST *-***
    & SK1 & SK2
  • CMAS/VDST TL with finished VDST **** Course
  • Apnoe TLP

For questions about courses and cross-overs please feel free to contact us.