AIDA Courses

AIDA International (International Association for the Development of Apnea)

AIDA International was founded in 1992 and is the global authority for competitive freediving. This association organizes the most important international freediving competitions and verifies and records all freediving records. AIDA’s goals include further research and development of freediving techniques and science, and the safe and effective training of recreational freedivers. Many of the sport’s greatest freedivers belong to AIDA, including William Trubridge, Carlos Coste and Guillaume Nery.

AIDA organizes freediving courses into four levels. Each level teaches the diver progressively more advanced skills, and has specific requirements to achieve certification. The levels focus on three disciplines of freediving dynamic, static, and constant weight

  • CMAS (World Underwater Federation)
    The World Underwater Federation was founded in 1959 and by now it comprises over 130 federations from 5 continents. In addition to organizing international underwater sport events it is at the forefront of technical and scientific research and development. It can be associated with elaborating one of the oldest and most extensive dive training systems

Discover Freediving

Invest half day learning about the exciting sport of freediving, this especial program consist of a short theory and extensive practical work in the ocean. This is the perfect introduction of the beauty of breath-hold diving and is a real eye opener for people who are not sure about getting involve in a full course. […]


AIDA 1 Star Freediver

No matter what your background in diving is…


AIDA 2 Stars Freediver

This is probably the most challenging and rewarding AIDA course. For those who are already confident in the open water this course is your starting point. The course builds a foundation of good technique and safety so that you can buddy with other AIDA 2 star freedivers.This course consists of two theory sessions, a pool session […]


AIDA 1 & 2 Star Combo Course

AIDA 1 & 2 COMBO IN BONAIRE FREEDIVING SCHOOL The AIDA 1&2 star course is by far the most popular way to get in to freediving as it combines the 1st and 2nd levels of the AIDA educational ladder in a fun 3.5 day course. Certification: AIDA ** Freediver. Duration: 3.5  Days minimum. (Plus half day […]


AIDA 3 Star Freediver

AIDA 3 IN BONAIRE FREEDIVING SCHOOL Interested in going deeper and improving your technique? This course goes into the theory of Freediving in more depth which will allow you to understand the physiology and techniques behind diving deeper. The course will help you improve your Freediving performance whilst advancing your safety and rescue skills.This course consists of […]


AIDA 4 Star Freediver

AIDA 4 IN BONAIRE FREEDIVING SCHOOL This course takes you to a whole new level of confidence in your Freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but  you will also learn more about conditioning your body for Freediving.     This course will push you to the limits of your […]


Freediving Training

Bonaire Freediving School customized training sessions Freediving vacations are the perfect way to combine relaxation with fun and challenge. However, if you are really looking to improve your performances, join us and start your training or certification course. Freediving is just as much a sport as it is recreation and most of all is an […]

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