Freediving Education

Apnea Koh Phangan

Home of the champions

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.

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Freediving is connected to many other activities such as snorkeling, spearfishing, synchronized swimming and other water sports, as well as yoga and meditation. It 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.

Learn to train your body and mind to dive with confidence and comfort. Dive to depths you never imagined possible.
Join us for a truly personal experience and discover your true potential.

"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish " - Jaques Cousteau
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about us

Passion for freediving

Apnea Koh Phangan Freediving School is the only center on Koh Phangan specialised in freediving. With over 25 years combined experience we are an accomplished team of freedivers and teachers, waiting to share our knowledge and passion for freediving with you!

We believe that freediving is for everyone and we pride ourselves on giving a personalized approach to our students. We adapt to the student’s skills and progress, making each course a unique experience. Groups are kept very small, therefore  courses are very personal and progress is fast.

Safety is our priority, therefore an instructor is with students at all time during dives.

YOU WILL NEVER BE LEFT ALONE!

 

"Hey, this man is not breathing. Don't people usually breathe? " - Homer Simpson
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courses

personalized approach & fast progress
All courses are run on SAIL ROCK

Discover Freediving

Ever wondered about Freediving, but not sure if it is for you? Try our introduction day on Sail Rock, before committing to a full course.

A safe and fun way to begin your freediving journey.

Freediver Course

Discover your potential with our 2 days Course. Learn new techniques and develop new skills.

Anyone can become a freediver with the right training.

Coaching and Fundives

Join us for a coaching session with an instructor or explore Sail Rock on fundive. 

You no longer only the observer, you are part of the Ocean.

Static Clinic

Maximum breath hold training on the surface of the water. Learn how to focus your mind. Discover what happens to your body during breath hold. 

3min breath hold GUARANTEED!

Advanced Freediver

3 days. New advanced breathing techniques. Deeper depths, longer breath- holds and lots more.

What can you achieve? Come join us and find out.

Master Course

So now you’re hooked. The ultimate training program. 4-6 weeks freediving internship tailor made to maximize your performance.

First step to become a PRO.

Instructor Course

Join the Apnea Total Family. Develop your teaching skills and freediving knowledge. 

An intensive course, a high standard of instructors.

"Become like water my friend " - Bruce Lee
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Sail Rock

Freediving is best served in open water

You won’t be wasting time in swimming-pool or in class listening to boring theory or solving pointless written exams!

FREEDIVING IS BEST SERVED IN OPEN WATER !

We always dive on Sail Rock, which is the best dive site in Gulf of Thailand. It takes 1h ride by boat to get there and this time we use for theory.

Sail Rock is a pinnacle which rises to 15m above and 40m below the surface and is situated half-way between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Since it is far away from the islands, it is a haven for marine life with abundance of fish and corals. You can find there giant groupers, schools of chevron barracudas, great barracudas, queenfish, jacks, trevallies and more. This is also one of the best spots in the world to see the whale sharks with over 100 days of sightings in 2017 alone!

Every training session is finished with fundive. This gives YOU the opportunity to enjoy their newly acquired skills right on the spot. We have always camera with us so we will capture your best moments underwater.

  • The best diving course I have been on (…) Cannot recommend this professional company enough, if you are thinking about doing a course but aren’t really sure, just do it!! You will surprise yourself like I did…

    Izzy, UK

    via Facebook
  • Freediving at Sail Rock always was a blast, the location the school visits is one of the best in the area. And with the whalesharks perhaps the best!

    Frederic, Belgium

    via TripAdvisor
  • Thanks a lot for this two days course it was amazing […] again thanks a lot. We didn’t expect that was so easy but with very good teachers everything is easy. Amazing experience!!!!

    Benoit, France

    via TripAdvisor
  • Hands down one of the best experiences I ever had. Lukas and Tom were very helpful and knowledgeable trainers. While having fun I managed to reach 20m without previous free diving experience. Highly recommended. 

    Vassilis, Greece

    via TripAdvisor
  • I done the two day training, all the instruction was super clear, and easy to understand! The training is well pitched to beginners, and was great fun! I wish I was staying on the island longer!!

    Garry, UK

    via Facebook
  • …They had me diving to 20 meters on my second day, feeling safe and relaxed throughout. Can’t recommend it enough. I’ve been around the water my whole life but you just don’t know what you don’t know. It’s well worth it.

    Allan, Australia

    via Facebook
  • מומלץ בחום ! הגעתי לאפנאה אחרי שעשיתי את הקורס הבסיסי בבית ספר של aida בדהב ,התקדמתי וקיבלתי כאן בחצי יום יותר ממה שקיבלתי שם בשלושה ימים .. Lukas מדריך מדהים ומקצועי בטירוף 
    מומלץ מומלץ מומלץ

    Alon, Israel

    via Facebook
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Contact

Get in touch

At times we may be in the water teaching or training so if you want to have a chat in the office better contact us in advance. If we don’t pick up the phone-  we are in the water – send us an e-mail , message us on WhatsApp or Facebook and we will answer ASAP.

If you want to have a chat we can meet you in your resort as well, just leave us a message.

You can also find our booking agents in several locations on the island (look for posters).

IMPORTANT!
Our main office in Chaloklum Village is currently under renovation. We can meet you there but message us first before!

Contact

Phone/WhatsApp

+66 923 801 494

Chaloklum Village, Koh Phangan

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