AIDA International is the Worldwide Federation for breath-hold diving. a non profit organisation that was formerly founded in 1992.
Over the years it has defined all the disciplines in freediving that we have today and it is still the single freediving organisation that governs and authenticates all world records and rankings with their associated standards and ethics. It is the only organisation that trains and certifies judges.
AIDA is the precursor to all the other exisiting freedive agencies and its education programme, developed over all its years with the assistance of historical world class freedivers, dive professionals and scientists, maintains the highest standards of instruction and certification.
AIDA course materials are the backbone to any other freediving course materials that you will find.
AIDA International is an assembly for
- freedivers and judges,
- education and training, and
- the freediving community worldwide.
In order to comply with AIDA standards and procedures, Instructors of all levels, i.e. Instructor, Master Instructor and Instructor Trainer must hold a valid CPR license and professional insurance.
MariaTeresa has taken First Aid courses run by the Red Cross, The Royal Life Saving Society of Great Britain, the Israeli Dive Federation and Magen David, and Wilderness First Response courses. She also holds a diploma in Anatomy & Physiology and Sports massage therapy and has been teaching yoga for over the 16 years.
She holds the top level DAN Europe Professional Insurance with personal liability and is insured to cover any student participating on a course with her.
NB. BEFORE YOU UNDERTAKE ANY COURSE OR TRAINING IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR WITH THEIR CERTIFYING AGENCY, AND THEIR INSURANCE STATUS.