What is Freediving?

Freediving also called breath-hold diving or Apnea, is diving on a single breath of air without the use of artificial breathing equipment. It is the most natural way to explore the underwater world. Without any breathing apparatus, you are no longer just an observer, you are part of the Ocean. When freediving you are closer to marine life. Without bulky equipment, noise and bubbles that come with scuba you become just another aquatic creature.
Freediving is connected to many other activities such as yoga and meditation. Relaxation, mental strength and self knowledge is imperative for freediving. It will also improve your skills as a spearfisher or breath-hold for surfers caught in a wipe-out. Not to mention making snorkeling a lot more fun.
Freediving is a journey to discover not only the Ocean but also your inner self. Anyone can enjoy freediving regardless of age or fitness level, given the right knowledge and practiced with the correct safety procedures.
At Apnea Koh Phangan Freediving School you will learn to train your body and mind to dive with confidence and comfort. Dive to depths you never imagined possible. Join us for a more personal experience and discover your true potential.

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
Jaques Cousteau

Our Services

Discover Freediving

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The Basics

Ever wondered about Freediving, but not sure if it is for you? Try our introduction day, before committing to a course. A safe and fun way to begin your freediving journey. Read More


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Take the Plunge

Discover your potential with our 2 day beginner Course. Learn new techniques and develop new skills. Anyone can become a freediver with the right training. Read More

Advanced Freediver

Advanced Freediver Course

Let’s Go Deeper

3 days. New advanced breathing techniques. Deeper depths, longer breath- holds and lots more.What can you achieve? Come join us and find out. Read More

Static Apnea Clinic

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Mind Control

Maximum breath holds training on the surface of the water. Learn how to focus your mind. Discover what happens to your body during breath hold.3 minutes breath-hold GUARANTEE! Read More

Master Course

Master Freediver Course

The Next Level

So now you’re hooked. The ultimate training program. 4 weeks freedive internship. Tailor made to maximise your performance and reach competition level. Read More

Instructor Course

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Love Freediving, Live Freediving

Would you like to become a professional? Join the Apnea Total Family. Develop your teaching skills and freedive knowledge. An intensive course, producing a high standard of instructors. Read More

There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee

What sets Us apart for others?

Apnea Koh Phangan Freediving School is the only school on the island specialised in freediving. With over 15 years experience we are an accomplished team of freedivers and teachers, waiting to share our knowledge and passion for freediving with our students.
Rest assured that you are with instructors of the highest caliber that adhere to proper training standards and methods. We strive to keep our training standards high. Our instructors are required to be with you at all times during dives, safety is priority and classes are kept small. With maximum 3 students per instructor the training is very personal and progress is very fast.
The philosophy of the school is not to focus on depth or numbers but on enjoyment, relaxation and breathing. We cater for each individual's needs as everyone is different. With this approach progress is achieved faster and students achieve depth and goals they never believed could happen. We believe that freediving is for everyone and we pride ourselves on giving a personalized approach to our students.
Courses are taught at one of the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand “Sail Rock”. Every training session is finished with fundive. This gives students the opportunity to enjoy their newly acquired skills right on the spot. During courses you will be provided with proper freediving equipment to give you the complete freediving experience.
We teach freediving according to the Apnea Total Freediving Education system. We offer full range of courses from beginner to instructor level.
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Hey, this man is not breathing. Don't people usually breathe?
Homer Simpson

What our clients say

Really great place to learn to free dive. Good instruction, relaxed atmosphere and sail rock is a great location.

George, New Zealand (via Facebook)

If you really want to try proper freediving, check these guys out. Loads of knowledge & experience. The instructors are really friendly and make you feel relaxed in the water. I learned so much in just 2 days.

Olivier, UK (via TripAdvisor)

Apnea Koh Phangan’s philosophy is different, and you notice it. You are one of them, you get your personalized training… a deep breath… and you get down into the dark… With them at your side….
I’ll come back as soon as I can – see you guys!! And thanks again!!

Daniel, Germany (via TripAdvisor)

[Lukas] knows exactly what each of the students needs in order to improve and gather confidence. He helped me to get the best out of myself. It’s one of the best experiences I have ever had!

Noa, Israel (via TripAdvisor)

Курс фридайвинга дал мне уникальный опыт познания себя. Уходя на глубину, открывались и прорабатывались страхи,очищались мысли. Ум говорит “давай наверх, нужно дышать!”, но факт в том, что кислорода хватает и можно быть под водой раза в 2-3 больше. Большое спасибо Лукасу и Михао за обучение!

Konstantine, Russia (via Facebook)

During the whole time I felt very save, since Lukas has a lot of experience and always knew what I was capable of doing. Even though I would have never thought so beforhand I actually made it to 20 meters!
It was a great experience and I continued freediving back home in Germany.

Ines, Germany (via TripAdvisor)

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Contact Us

Only sometimes you can find us in the office in Chaloklum, most of days we spend in water. Contact us on Facebook or by e-mail to confirm our presence if you want to meet us there. We can also meet you in your resort for a chat. Just send us a message.   
   Address     : Chaloklum Village, Koh Phangan

   Phone      : +66 923-801-494

   Facebook : ApneaKohPhangan

   E-mail     :  info@apneakohphangan.com

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