Statement on Contraindications in Freediving

Published: 01/06/2021

The AIDA Medical Committee has released a white paper on contraindications in freediving.  A contraindication is defined as a factor or situation that renders the carrying out of a treatment, procedure, or activity inadvisable.  

This updated list of contraindications is intended for use by students and the general public as guideline to self-evaluate their ability to engage in freediving activities and will replace the previously used AIDA Medical Statement.   

The contraindications are separated into two categories, relative and absolute, and cover the following conditions: medications, mental, mood, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, ear, nose, throat, eye, and diabetes mellitus.   

The complete list of the Contraindications in Freediving can be found on the AIDA website (direct link:

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