Go Freediving is the only freediving centre in the UK certified to teach AIDA, RAID and SSI Instructor courses
If you are an AIDA, RAID, or SSI Instructor and wish to have the option to teach courses from other training agencies then our crossover courses are for you. We offer crossovers to both AIDA, RAID and SSI, and the crossover courses can also be added on to the end of your instructor course.
On every crossover course you are taught how to understand the approach and teaching methodology of the agency, familiarise yourself with the materials and learn how to deliver and administer courses and certifications.
RAID and SSI freediving instructors come in three levels and it is expected that, on completion of the course, most AIDA freediving instructors will come in as a RAID Advanced or Master Instructor or Level 2 or 3 SSI instructor.
There are in and out of water teaching assessments and each agency also requires certain performance and rescue requirements to be met. Please note that there is a fair amount of pre-course homework from all agencies that needs to be completed prior to the course so it is suggested that you sign up at least 1 month beforehand so we can send your information out to you and give you time to prepare.
For full requirements of each of the crossover courses, plus detailed information on how you will be assessed, please contact us.
Your Professional Freediver Instructor Crossover course begins when you book your place. We’ll email you an information pack containing everything you need to know about the course, our suggestions for preparing, as well as information about accommodation and logistics.
We’ll also send you a link to the Professional Freediver Instructor Crossover theory materials and course handbook, which is provided online by RAID. All of your course materials are accessed online and they’re kept up-to-date by RAID, so that after your course you’ll have lifetime access to the very latest guidance and information. Home study means you can familiarise yourself with the basics at your own pace and will mean more time for you in the water over the weekend of the course.
You must complete the theory and pass the final exam before the date of your booked course or you will not be allowed in the water.
- Pool hire
- Instructor crossover course materials
- Lifetime guarantee*
- Wetsuit hire
- Vobster Quay entry fee (details)
- Food and refreshments
- Transfer between venues
- Overnight accomodation
* Lifetime guarantee details
For as long as Go Freediving is trading, we will happily answer your questions and provide advice via email, telephone or in person about freediving (within the scope of your course). So if you have any queries about kit, training, where to go freediving abroad, or how to improve your technique, we’ll be there for you.
Wetsuit hire is not included in the price of your course. If you own a scuba wetsuit you can use that – we recommend a minimum suit thickness of 5mm. Triathlon wetsuits are not suitable as they tend to be too thin and usually don’t include a hood.
Freediving wetsuits can be hired for £15.00 a day from Vobster Quay. If you’d like to reserve one, contact us with your height, weight and build (slim, average or large).
Crossover courses available upon request.
Glebe House, Frome Road, Writhlington, BA3 5UD
Vobster Quay, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3 5SD
Please note: The course will only run with three or more students. If there are less then there is the option to pay a supplement to ensure the course proceeds.
To take part in our Professional Freediver Instructor course you must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- Able to swim 100m unaided
- A current freediving instructor
- First aid qualified
You will be required to complete this self-certifying medical form before the course. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the conditions listed you must get approval from your GP.