At Freedive Weh we take pride in offering personalized and high quality teaching. One way we achieve this is simply by offering you longer learning time than required by standards.

We also encourage you greatly to even plan your course on a slightly longer period of time with us so you can include some exploration fundives, for example :

« Train in the morning, fundive in the afternoon »

This way while enjoying dives on a reef with colorful fish, you also fuel your motivation getting swift reward from your efforts, as well as consolidate the skills trained in the morning in a really efficient and fun way.

Feel free to ask us about a beginner or intermediate course planned on a full week with some fundives in the middle.


We chose AIDA as our main didactic method, since it is the one which offers a deeper and more detailed insight in all aspects of freediving, from physiology to freediving techniques and safety procedures. AIDA is also the largest and most reputable training agency worldwide, which promotes and organizes national and worldwide championships and registers all world records. Most of the top freedivers worldwide have been trained by this method and are currently AIDA Instructors.

Teaching language

English and Indonesian : all year round for introduction to freediving, AIDA 1 to 3 courses, training programs and coaching.

English as main language for AIDA4 and Instructor, and additional explanations possible in French or Indonesian.

Discover freediving – 3 hours

Price: 700.000 560.000 IDR until March 2024 with 20% reopening discount!

freediving breathing technique

Get a glimpse, then get addicted : if you are curious about freediving and wish to have a glimpse on what it is about, this is an experience tailored for you.

The entry requirement is to be able to swim and snorkel on a short distance.

An instructor will introduce you to the proper breathing and relaxation techniques, guiding you to try your first breath holds in a relaxed and comfortable way. After some practice in shallow waters we will go for your first dives on our house reef.

Introduction to freediving – 1 day – AIDA1

Price: 1.400.000 1.120.000 IDR until March 2024 with 20% reopening discount!

No matter what your background in diving is, this course will open your mind to a whole new underwater experience.

You just need to be able to swim and snorkel comfortably for at least 100 m distance to participate.

After a quick introduction to the basics of theory, you’ll learn how to prepare yourself, in particular through relaxation and breathing, for a peaceful, confident and enjoyable breath-hold dive. You will then practice your first static breath holds in shallow water, as well as some safety and rescue skills before diving down with us on the reef to a maximum 10 m depth. Meet us for an amazing trip in the blue…

Whilst this course is a nice introduction to freediving, it is not mandatory before AIDA2 – which is the actual beginner course. So if you already have a bit of diving or snorkeling experience and you are already convinced you want to learn freediving, then you can directly start with the next step described below 😉

Beginner Freediver – 3 days – AIDA2

Price: 4.400.000 3.520.000 IDR until March 2024 with 20% reopening discount !

This course is the foundation freediving course covering the necessary skills and knowledge to safely freedive: planning, organisation, execution and safety procedures. Take your first deep dive in the blue and get addicted!

You need no previous experience to participate, anyway you need to be already confident in the water and to be able to swim and snorkel comfortably for at least 200-300 m distance.

The course includes:

  • 3 theory sessions – learn the basics of freediving: equipment, how to breathe before and after a dive, how our body is naturally designed to hold our breath and swim in the water, and how to assist or rescue a buddy in trouble.
  • 1 beach session – apply & improve the basics: practice your breathing techniques in the water, improve your fining style and get a first feeling of breath holding in static and dynamic apnea. Apply the safety procedures and rescue techniques covered in the theory session.
  • 3 dive sessions – in open sea, learn and apply the techniques to go deeper comfortably and safely. Discover different disciplines, going down along a line or using the fins only. Beyond the diving techniques you will learn how to supervise and rescue a buddy freediver which will allow you to train safely with another freediver after the conclusion of the course..

You will be surprised with the improvements you will naturally achieve during the course! By the end, you will easily be able to perform at least a 2 minutes breath-hold, swim horizontally for at least 40m and dive between 16 to 20m in open ocean.

Advanced Freediver – 4 days – AIDA3

Price: 5.400.000 4.320.000 IDR until March 2024 with 20% reopening discount!

Interested in diving deeper and improving your technique? This course is the intermediate level, building up on your beginner licence (AIDA2 or equivalent) or extended previous experience.

You will develop higher knowledge of techniques to get you deeper safely such as freefalling, Frenzel equalizing, training programs. You will be able to independently plan and execute a freediving session with buddies of the same experience.

The course includes:

  • 3 theory sessions during which you will acquire a deeper understanding about the physiology of freediving, the Frenzel equalization technique, freefalling past the neutral buoyancy depth, the training methods to increase your breath holds and you performance in freediving.
  • 2 beach sessions : get a refresher of your rescue skills and learn how to plan and execute training sessions to improve your CO2 tolerance. Get static and dynamic training and improve your Personal Best!
  • 4 dive sessions – improve your diving technique and performance: efficient fining, discover the amazing feeling of freefalling, fine-tune your body position and learn controlled turn. Go deeper and build-up your confidence as a freediver. Practice deeper safety and rescue exercises.

The objective of the course is to lead you to perform static breath-holds of at least 2:45 minutes, dynamic with bi-fins of at least 55 m and dive to a depth between 24 and 30 meters on constant weight.

Master Freediver – 5 days – AIDA4

Price: 7.400.000 IDR

This course takes you to a whole new level of confidence in your Freediving. Not only will you learn the latest techniques for deeper diving but you will also learn more about conditioning your body for Freediving. This course will help you push your limits. It is the highest level a recreational freediver can achieve.

This course consists of:

  • 3 theory / dry practice sessions: fitness for freediving, body and lungs stretching, apnea dry training.
  • 2 beach sessions: go into further detail about static and dynamic to improve your technique and relaxation; practice more advanced and deeper rescue skills.
  • 4 open water dives to develop general depth technique: learn or fine tune mouthfill deep equalization & freefalling, see how to use passive exhale dives in your training and how to perform them preventing associated risks.

To successfully complete this course you will perform a 3 minute 30 second breathold, swim 70 m underwater with fins and dive to 32 meters deep in the open water.


You can [check the planning page] to see next planned session and contact us to receive information or book your spot.

Instructor course

Price: 15.500.000 IDR

AIDA instructor courses are organized once a year and are run by Remy Dubern, world champion freediver and founder of Freedive Weh.

As a CMAS and AIDA Instructor Trainer since 2011, he has trained tens of instructors who are now successful freediving professionals, sharing their passion for underwater exploration around the world.

Quick information
  • Maximum 6 candidates sessions
  • Open to instructors from all freediving agencies, AIDA4 and equivalent level freedivers
  • Course in English language
  • Depth training is available prior, during, and even after Instructor course to refresh and improve your depth skills so you can relax about that and focus on developping your teaching skills.
  • Depth entry level requirement: -32 meters with bifins
  • You can keep on training after completing your instructor course to validate the 40m certifying depth or other required performances.

Develop yourself on a 10-day training journey where we meticulously hone your teaching skill, shaping you into a bona fide and proficient instructor. Our comprehensive program covers, but is not limited to:

  • Mastering the art of instructing in classroom, shallow water, and open ocean settings
  • Perfecting the nuanced and vital skills of freediving such as equalization, breathing techniques, relaxation methods, and the art of freefall
  • Gaining expertise in seamlessly organizing and executing dive sessions
  • Elevating safety standards through rigorous safety and rescue training

Throughout the course, every candidate will have numerous opportunities to practice teaching a variety of skills to students with different profiles in various settings. These personalized exercises, conducted between the candidate and the instructor trainer, can be carried out in English, French, or Indonesian, depending on your preference.


Join us in this immersive experience, where you’ll not only become a skilled instructor but also cultivate the ability to captivate and ensure the safety of your students throughout their freediving journey.

Helpful tip: you can even extend your stay with us and assist our team of professionals to deepen and enrich your experience.


You can [check the planning page] to see next planned session and contact us to receive information or book your spot.

Other activities

Coached sessions

If you already have a freediving certification and you want to improve your skills on any freediving discipline, our passionate and experienced instructors can provide you coached sessions all year round in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. If you plan to train with us for over a week, we can provide you with convenient weekly packages (please visit “our prices” page for further details).

Training sessions

If you already have a freediving certification and you wish to train with other certified freedivers, we can provide you with all the necessary equipment and bring you to the best spots of the island with calm waters and enough depth. If you plan to train with us for over a week, we can provide you with convenient weekly packages (please visit “our prices” page for further details)

Exploration dive sessions

Pulau Weh offers some of the most stunning dive sites of South East Asia, which are amazing to be explored on freediving. Among them we can mention reefs with gorgonians, reef sharks and giant trevallies, WW2 wrecks, pinnacles and an underwater geothermal hotspring bubbling up sulfuric gases. Exploration dives are available all year round and can be organized on demand.