PADI Advanced Freediver Course on Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Advanced Freediver Koh Lanta is the second certification level for your Apnea Journey.

Therefore during this Advanced Freediver / Apnea Course on Koh Lanta you will learn to:

  • Independent study using the PADI Freediver eLearning and knowledge development advanced freediving techniques and equipment
  • Confined water session for improving your skills on static and dynamic apnea in order to get a static apnea of 2 minutes and 30 seconds (2 minutes for freedivers younger than 18) and a 50 metres/165 feet (40 metres/130 feet for freedivers younger than 18)
  • Open water sessions to improve performances, freediving rescue techniques and constant weight freedives up to 20 meters/65 feet (15 metres/50 feet for freedivers younger than 18)

Duration: 2 Days minimum

Cost: from 8500 thb

Minimum Age: 15 years old          Prerequisites: Freediver PADI or Equivalent, as AIDA** 2

Our school instructor has been taught by AIDA Freediver World Champion Homar Leuci, holder of all italian AIDA Freedive records:

-118 Constant weight apnea CWT

-104 Free immersion apnea FIN

-77 Constant weight apnea without fins CNF

Homar Leuci is also, in the world raking: 3rd for CWT, 6th for FIN, and 4th for CNF.

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Padi Advanced Freediver Course Schedule on Koh Lanta and AIDA *** 3 differences.

This freediving course will start with a lesson in the pool where you will be checked about the most important rules of apnea, your underwater knowledge of hold breathing exercises, in order to continue with more complex ones, according to the course level and your own aquatic skills. We do also the static performances at the pool. After (or before if you enrolled online)  the successful session in the pool, you will be required to read the e-book that will be provided to you by email. Written multiples choices exam will follow. This will give you the passing grade for the theory part of the course. Then, the following day, you will come on a boat with us to one of our amazing freedive sites: Koh Haa, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai or Koh Rok.

As you can see from the table below, PADI Advanced freediver performances requirements very similar to AIDA 3 *** course, asks us as to obtain both certifications in case your performances are very good.

PADI Advanced Freediver vs Aida *** 3 Comparison Table

  • Performance Requirements / Courses
  • Static Breath Hold
  • Dynamic Apnea
  • Fins constant weight
  • Pool session
  • Open Water Session
  • AIDA 3 ***
  • 2 minutes 45 Seconds
  • 55 meters
  • 24 meters
  • 1
  • 3
  • PADI Advanced Freediver
  • 2 minutes 30 Seconds
  • 40 meters
  • 20 meters
  • 1
  • 2
Comparison between AIDA 3 and PADI Advanced Freediver
RequirementsAIDA 3PADI AFD
Static2 ‘ 45 “2 ‘ 30 “
DYN55 m40 m
CWT24 m20 m
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