Freediving School Courses | 2018-2019

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See below for detailed descriptions of the freediving school courses and types offered.

Vertical Blue Freediving School Courses 2018-2019
Type Date Location Language Contact
Master ClassJan 19-23, 2018Maui, HawaiiEnglishMore info
VB BeginnerMar 2-5, 2018Long Island, BahamasEnglishMore info
Training CampMar 15-19, 2018Long Island, BahamasEnglishMore info
Training CampApr 10-14, 2018Long Island, BahamasEnglishMore info
VB BeginnerMay 4-7, 2018Long Island, BahamasEnglishMore info
VB IntermediateMay 29-3, 2018Long Island, BahamasEnglishMore info

Book your place in any of the Bahamas courses above by paying the deposit (about half the course fee). NB. do not send payment for European courses, which must be booked through the contact.

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A course for the complete beginner. Students are given the basic techniques and theory necessary in order to make their first steps into the world of breath-hold diving. The emphasis is on efficient breathing, relaxation, and sensitisation of the body to being underwater.

AIDA 2 STAR (4 days) - $525

A course that caters for the beginner looking to discover and experience the world of freediving. Following the AIDA course structure, we'll teach you the fundamentals of freediving, incorporating breathing for relaxation, correct technique, safety, and the means to enjoy the experience as much as possible.


A generalized freediving course that caters for students of a wide level of ability, from a relative beginner to an experienced freediver. Theory lessons, practical sessions in the sea and classes of yoga and relaxation fill the days, and there is the opportunity to try all disciplines of freediving, and take home videos of your dives. The final day is elective, and students can choose between snorkelling, spearfishing, or further training in Dean's Blue Hole, with a seafood meal to round up the week.

AIDA 3 STAR (5 days) - $710

This course is a natural progression from the AIDA 2 Star, or if you've already taken a course in a different agency and are looking to progress your skills. You'll advance your understanding of freediving while improving your efficiency and technique through video analysis, deep diving strategy and advanced theory that follows the AIDA curriculum.


A four-day advanced course that focuses on the specific discipline of freediving without fins or any other form of assistance (CNF). Dubbed by some as 'pure human aquatic potential' this discipline is both the most demanding and the most rewarding. William Trubridge is the current world record holder in no-fins freediving, and will use videos, demonstrations, and exercise drills to perfect students' technique whilst maintaining their own personal style.

FREEDIVING MASTER CLASS, with guest instructors (5 days) - $1200

Master your game in the three keystones of freediving: mind, body and technique.
Offered only once per year, the Vertical Blue Master Class is the pinnacle of freediving education. It combines instruction from World Champion and record holder William Trubridge with a special guest instructor (normally another world champion or a world expert in a related field). Past guest instructors have included Goran Colak, Maurizio Fernandez, Simon Borg-Olivier and Sara Campbell). A hand-picked team of expert in-water instructors rounds out the team, and the most advanced techniques, used in training and preparation for competitions and world record attempts, are described and demonstrated.
The intensive program allows for 'maximal attempt' dives, depth training tables, advanced pranayama, equalisation methods and much more. The course will provide new insights into holistic training that will take your freediving to the next level.