The goal of the AIDA Education Program is to share the knowledge and skills to enjoy freediving in a safe and responsible way. It caters for absolute beginners as much as for advanced freedivers and takes you through a comprehensive, professional qualification structure all the way to AIDA Instructor level. The AIDA Education Program is kept on top of this rapid development by regular revision and adaptation to the latest research in order to remain the standard of worldwide freediving Education since its inception in 1992. Freediving safety standards Best practice in safety standards is obviously the most important part of AIDA Freedive Education. Competition rules and education programs always follow the latest safety standards, which cannot be compromised. It is well possible that you will have encounters with freedivers, spearfishers or snorkelers that enjoy their freediving in a completely different way from what you are taught by your AIDA Instructor. Different knowledge and opinions of these - sometimes very experienced - water (wo)men does not qualify them as incapable, but it shows how quickly modern freediving evolves!