Freediving Courses

Tired of cumbersome scuba diving gear? Want to reach new depths as a spearfisher? Or just looking for a peaceful one-on-one experience between you and the ocean? Freediving is what you are looking for. Let Shark Academy in partnership with The Shark Company teach you how to achieve oneness with the sea. Let us help you explore the deep blue in silence with our great training courses.

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AIDA 1*

This introductory experience allows you to try freediving and get a taste of what the craze is! There are no formal performance requirements. This try-dive for freediving will introduce you to basic freediving safety, duck diving and finning techniques, as well as experiencing and understanding breath hold diving.

Duration: 1 Day

Location

Old Harbour – Hermanus

Season

All year round

Min/Max Guests

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Minimum Age Requirement

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Minimum Qualification

Learners must be able to swim

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

Cost

R1400 per person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training

AIDA 2*

Earn your freediving certificate. The best way to learn to freedive or to improve your current skills is to take a course. This basic freediving course will change your relationship with water. You will learn freediving safety, equalization, freediving finning, duck diving techniques and the physiology of freediving. By the end of the course you will be able to dive to up to 21 meters and learn how to hold your breath for up to three minutes.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Location

Old Harbour – Hermanus

Season

All year round

Min/Max Guests

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Minimum Age Requirement

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Minimum Qualification

Learners must be able to swim

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

Cost

R2500 per person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training
  • Certificate on course completion

AIDA 3*

This intermediate freediving course is designed for those looking to dive deeper into freediving and hone their skills. You will continue the same topics you learned in the AIDA 2* and dive up to 30 meters on a single breath. You will explore more advanced safety protocols, freediving physiology and expand your knowledge of different practices in freediving.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Location

Old Harbour – Hermanus

Season

All year round

Min/Max Guests

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Minimum Age Requirement

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Minimum Qualification

AIDA 2* qualification

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

Cost

R2500 per person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training
  • Certificate on course completion

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