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AIDA Instructor course

You might want to bring your freediving passion one step further and to start helping others do discover their potential in freediving. Becoming an AIDA Instructor is a rewarding challenge that takes your freediving - and potentially your life - to a level beyond. Our AIDA Freediving Instructor Course is a very intensive course, with high standards and involves nearly 40 hours of instruction!



During the theory, pool and open water sessions you will learn: 

  • How to teach to new and advanced freedivers (methods applied to freediving);

  • How to manage different situations with beginners in swimming pool and open water;

  • How to do efficient safe and Rescue assessment;

  • How to prepare and schedule an open water and class and coaching and teaching methodology theoretical and practical;

  • How to plan and run freedive sessions including Safety organization;

  • Freediving shop and Business - how to market and price your freediving activities;

  • Professionalism, team work and Leadership skills

FOR MORE DETAILS, please check our CANDIDATES GUIDELINES (English)  / (Chinese)


Performance requirements

  • Static Apnea of 4-5 Minutes

  • DYN performance at least 90m

  • DNF performance of at least 50m

  • CWT dive to a depth of 40-50m

  • FIM dive to a depth of 40-50m

  • Long CWT 30m Dive of at least 1:30

  • Long FIM 30m dive of at least 2:00

  • Deep rescue (25m) rescue followed immediately by 50m tow

  • Hang at 15m for up to one minute followed by rescue

  • Stamina test 1 minute surface standby followed 20m CWT dive

  • CNF to 20m

  • 3 Theory exams

  • Special Presentation

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Why us?

  • A dedicated training  will prepare you to succeed the course. 

  • We will share tips and tricks from our experience as freediving instructors, to give you more tools needed to become a certified, confident  and safe freediving instructor. We will spend a lot of time in the water to improve your freediving skills.

  • FREE INTERNSHIP Program. During this time, you will be assisting (class and in water) our Instructors when they are giving class, training, coaching. It is the best way to gather information, become familiar with the education standards, be with different students, observe different style of teaching, and learn your future job. 

  • It can be done after you pass your IC. The lenght of this internship is up to you, as you can stay with us a long as you want.  


What can you teach as an AIDA Instructor?



Your Instructor Trainer

Our AIDA, PADI and Molchanovs Freediver Instructor Course is a unique and a worldwide recognized program, conducted by our Instructor Trainer Jean-Pol Francois (JP), the pioneer in the freediving Education,  former head of AIDA Education, and one of the first PADI Instructor Trainer in Asia.  

Jean-Pol Francois is the co-founder of Freediving Planet, a brand that aims to deliver high-quality education. He has used his 34 years of experience in teaching, coaching, judging freediving to set the well recognized worldwide Education standards within AIDA International Freediving. 


By following Jean-Pol's guidance, training, coaching, and mentorship, you will be trained to the highest standards in the freediving industry by one of the pioneer. We will make sure to provide you the most up to date knowledge in freediving.

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