AIDA is an organization of freedivers comprised of an international assembly who votes by the democratic process. Each national member has one vote. The assembly elects an executive Board to manage the daily business of the organization. The executive Board consists of the following positions; President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Sports officer, Technical officer and Education officer. The non-executive (non-voting) positions are ; IT officer, Communication/media officer, Medical/ science officer, Legal officer, and Judges officer. The majority of the work accomplished by AIDA is done so by the Board with support from committee volunteers. The list of committees variated depending of the needs of the Board and today it includes: the Disciplinary committee, the Education committee, the Technical committee, the Medical committee, the Safety committee and the Jury control committee. All members are encouraged to volunteer to participate as a committee member.
The Disciplinary Committee passes judgments in first instance for the conflictual cases received from the AIDA community
The Education Committee makes recommendations concerning all educational matters and undertakes the functions and projects received from the Board or Assembly (maintains and updates all course materials, requirements, forms and other documents relating to AIDA educational courses)
The Technical Committee is transitioning towards the coordination of all AIDA rules and regulations to ensure alignment and consistancy across the AIDA system.
Medical and Science Committee
The Medical & Science Committee undertakes special projects as are requested by the Executive Board and Assembly, and proposes potential projects for consideration and approval.
The Safety Committee has the role to implement the AIDA strategy and advise the Board on Safety related subjects
Jury Control Committee
The purpose of the committee is to ensure the Quality Control of judge decisions during the official AIDA events. Tasks:
1) check the Jury decisions systematically for the most important events of the year and for all received complaints; do random checks of official camera for the rest of AIDA events;
2) based on the mistakes found, provide content for the continous education of AIDA judges and notify the Technical Committee to address the issues in the AIDA rules;
3) notify the Juries on the mistakes found, keep track of all incidents and propose judge penalties to enforce the consistent application of the AIDA competition rules.