Advanced Freediver

7,000 Baht

The Advanced Freediver Course is designed to take students to a whole new level of freediving.

By the completion of this course students will be surprised to achieve depths of over 30 metres on one breath alone. The most advanced breathing techniques together with our specific preparation for deep dives will make this possible even if you have just started in the sport.

The Advanced Freediver Course runs for 3 days and is divided into 3 theory/breathing sessions, 1 pool session and 2 deep water sessions. This includes static apnea with breath-holds of over 3 minutes in the water, even if you think that this is impossible our Instructors will reveal with success your true aquatic potential. During our deep diving water sessions you will progressively achieve new depths with knowledge, control, comfort and fun. The highly-experienced Apnea Total Instructors will be by your side at all times while underwater and will guide you with precise instructions for breathing, relaxation and techniques necessary to achieve these depths.

Upon completion of the Advanced Freediver Course, you will receive a certification as well as private online access to the Advanced Freediver Course materials, so that you can maintain your freediving knowledge.

Prerequisites: Apnea Total Freediver Certification, or equivalent certification level from another freediving organisation.


Bring water or a bottle to refill as we try to avoid plastic as much as possible but you need to keep hydrated. Sunscreen! We have in case you forget. Wear a swimsuit.

Try to avoid alcohol the night before and coffee in the morning. Have a light breakfast easy to digest.

You can book the course making a deposit of 1000 THB via PayPal : or click PayPal.Me/ApneaTotalKohTao.


The Advanced Freediver Course structure is as follows:

Day 1

Classroom – Static Apnea  10:30 to 12:30

  • Mammalian dive reflex
  • Preparation for static apnea
  • Specific breathing technique for static apnea, pool and dry training
  • Breath-hold exercises
  • Relaxation, mind and body control techniques
  • Training routine for increasing breath-hold capabilities

Water Session – Static Apnea   12:30 to 14:30

  • Body position and relaxation
  • Preparation for a maximum breath-hold
  • Maximum static apnea attempts
  • Minimum 3 minutes breath-hold
  • Safety procedures and practice
  • Debrief

Day 2

Classroom  08:45 to 10:30

  • Advanced 4-section breathing technique
  • Pre-dive breathing pattern
  • ‘Negative Pressure Static Apnea’ (N.P.S.A.)
  • Benefits and techniques of ‘Exhale Dives’
  • Body adaptation to great pressure

Water Session  10:30 to 13:30

  • Preparation with N.P.S.A.
  • Specific breathing for exhale diving
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 25 metres
  • Practice of equalisation technique
  • Body relaxation and energy efficiency in the water
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 30 metres

Day 3

Classroom  08:45 to 10:30

  • Review of exhale dives from Day 2
  • Stages and preparation for a deep dive
  • Visualisation
  • Thoracic stretches
  • Lung capacity increasing exercises
  • Deep equalisation techniques

Water Session  10:30 to 13:30

  • Stretching and breathing exercises on the boat
  • Full preparation for a deep dive
  • Exhale dives with a maximum depth of 25 metres
  • Full lung dives with a maximum depth of 35 metres
  • Debrief
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