COURSES

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THE AIDA 1 STAR FREEDIVING COURSE

The AIDA 1 Star Freediving Course introduces students to freediving. In this course you will learn the basic theory of freediving, how to prepare for a breath hold, and how to snorkel/freedive safely. This course is intended for complete beginners who want to learn to snorkel or freedive no deeper than 10 meters, or as an introduction class that will lay groundwork for more training at a later date.

  • One full weekend day or equivalent
  • Pool only, no open water
  • No prerequisite course is required
  • COST: $200.00

We do require a minimum amount of students to run a course. For information about private or semi-private (2 or 3 students) or for any additional information, please contact us.

SIGN-UP:

E-mail info@diveoceanquest.com or call (604) 436-1157 to register.

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COLD WATER & BREATH HOLD FOR STUNT PERFORMERS & SAFETY DIVERS

FILM & TV

This workshop combines the AIDA 1 STAR Freediving course with information about cold water safety and tips and tricks for performing on camera.

  • One full weekend day or equivalent
  • Pool only, no open water
  • No prerequisite course is required
  • COST: $250.00

We do require a minimum amount of students to run a course. For information about private or semi-private (2 or 3 students) or for any additional information, please contact us.

SIGN-UP:

E-mail info@diveoceanquest.com or call (604) 436-1157 to register.

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AIDA 2 STAR

FREEDIVING COURSE

This course is designed for beginning freedivers who are already comfortable or have some experience in water and covers all of the knowledge and skills to safely freedive with a buddy with or without a guide line. In this course we expand on everything from the AIDA 1 STAR course and introduce all the skills and techniques that will allow you freedive safely to 20 meters. Completion of this course also means you can join our open water and pool training sessions to further develop your skills and meet local divers.

  • Four days (two consecutive weekends) or equivalent
  • Two classroom sessions
  • One pool session
  • Three open water sessions
  • No prerequisite course is required
  • COST: $495.00

We do require a minimum amount of students to run a course. For information about private or semi-private (2 or 3 students) or for any additional information, please contact us.

SIGN-UP:

E-mail info@diveoceanquest.com or call (604) 436-1157 to register.

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AIDA 3 STAR FREEDIVING COURSE

FREEDIVING COURSE

The AIDA 3 STAR is intended for freedivers who have completed the AIDA 2 STAR (or equivalent with another training organization) or have participated in AIDA ranked competitions.

The AIDA 3 STAR builds on the AIDA 2 STAR and will assist you in developing new skills and a higher knowledge of safety procedures and techniques including free fall, Frenzel, training tables etc. It is a required course for any freediver that would like to complete the AIDA 4 STAR and then begin training to become an AIDA Freediving Instructor.

Prerequisites are either the AIDA 2 STAR course or an equivalent course from another freediving organization OR participation in 5 AIDA ranked competitions within the last 6 years with specific AIDA ranked results and completing with a passing grade the AIDA 2 STAR exam.

  • Five days (one evening & two consecutive weekends) or equivalent
  • Three Theory sessions
  • Two pool session
  • Four open water sessions
  • AIDA 3 or equivalent OR participation in 5 AIDA ranked competitions within the last 6 years with specific AIDA ranked results and completing with a passing grade the AIDA 2 STAR exam
  • COST: $595.00

We do require a minimum amount of students to run a course. For information about private or semi-private (2 or 3 students) or for any additional information, please contact us.

SIGN-UP:

E-mail info@diveoceanquest.com or call (604) 436-1157 to register.

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AIDA 4 STAR

FREEDIVING COURSE

Contact us for information including course outline, cost, and requirements for the AIDA 4 STAR course

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TRAINING

OPEN WATER

FREEDIVE TRAINING SESSIONS

The Open Water Training Sessions are intended for freedivers that have completed and AIDA course and would like to continue training skills and techniques. All sessions will be run buy an instructor and a buoy with line is provided.

For all AIDA courses, a freediver has up to one year to complete requirements in order to receive certification. The Open Water Training Sessions give you the time you need to reach the depth safely and comfortably. Certified Instructors will safety dive and offer tips on your technique. You can focus on your needs and your depth in a controlled environment.

The maximum depth depends on your certification. AIDA 2 STAR – max. depth 20 meters; AIDA 3 STAR – max. depth 30 meters.

  • Prerequisite: AIDA 2 STAR or equivalent certification
  • $30.00/Session – Booking required

SIGN-UP:

Contact us to book your spot.

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POOL

FREEDIVE TRAINING SESSIONS

The Pool Training Sessions are progressive training sessions that focus on the pool disciplines of Static Apnea and Dynamic Apnea.

These sessions introduce different training exercises that build breath hold and finning techniques and break down the complicated dolphin technique. Freedivers learn about stretching and visualization techniques, conditioning and technique drills, proper posture for streamline, and also develop their safety skills. Check in dives offer the opportunity to periodically “check-in” with your progress.

  • Prerequisite: AIDA 2 STAR or equivalent certification, or current student or client
  • $30.00 Drop-in
  • Reduced cost if you sign up for the entire series, cost varies depending on length of sessions

SIGN-UP:

Contact us with any questions or to sign-up for entire series.

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WETSUITS

OCEANER WETSUITS

Oceaner suits are ubiquitous in the freediving competitive world. With top of the line Yamamoto neoprene and superior tailoring they are some of the best freediving suits in the world. Made locally in Burnaby, BC.

    Recreational and competitive suits in:

  • Range of 3mm to 6mm in thickness
  • Any combination you can imagine, 7mm top, 5mm bottoms or a 5/3mm top etc.
  • Standard or custom sizing
  • Standard colour is black but you can custom style your suit with a variety of colours and design

 

Pricing depends on the thickness of the neoprene, and any changes you wish to make, including additional colours or styling. Contact us for a quote.

FINS

TRYGONS R2

These Trygons Fins deliver the efficiency and high quality workmanship you expect from Trygons AND an affordable price.

In addition to the R2’s we sell other Trygons products. If there is something you are interested in, let us know and we’ll quote you a price and estimated time of delivery.

COST $440.00 + GST/PST

Trugons R2