The AIDA 3*  course builds upon your knowledge from AIDA 2* improving on your static, dynamic, rescue and open water diving skills.

The new concepts that are introduced are the Mammalian Dive Response, free-falling, deep equalisation, more challenging rescue scenarios,  the use of training tables, the risks of increasing and decreasing pressure and also how to minimize these risks. You will train these skills in the most common disciplines of freediving: Static Apnea, Dynamic Apnea, Free Immersion and Constant Weight.

The course includes 3 theory lessons of 2 hours each, 2 confined and 4 open water sessions. You will have to pass a theory exam at the end and reach minimum depth and breath hold requirements. You can reach up to 30m in this course.

Included: Instructor, boat use, all equipment, PDF theory document and certification.

3 full days


  • Advanced Physiology
  • Advanced Equalization
  • Mammalian Dive Response
  • Training Concepts
  • Buoyancy & Freefalling
  • Pressure related risks
  • Surface intervals
  • Safety & Rescue procedures review
  • Exam min. 75% pass rate

Water Sessions (confined & open water)

  • Static apnea
  • Dynamic session & CO2 table
  • Freefalling
  • Constant Weight deep dives & technique
  • Free Immersion deep dives & technique
  • Neutral buoyancy
  • Warm up & preparation for maximum performance in all disciplines
  • Deep water rescue
  • Independent buddying for all disciplines
  • Safety scenarios practice for all disciplines
  • Equalisation

Be 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent)

Can swim at least 200m non-stop without fins and at least 300m non-stop with mask, fins and snorkel

Have completed the AIDA2 course or have completed the AIDA2 Crossover Evaluation if crossing over from another freediving agency

At least 2:00 minutes STA; 40 meters DYN, 16 meters CWT, theoretical exam

Medically fit to dive