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Freediver Course

Freediver Course

Price: 7,000 Baht

The Freediver Course is designed for those with little or no experience in the ocean or who have no formal freediving education.

This course will enable you to feel safe and comfortable when freediving to depths up to 20 meters. Although this might sound difficult to achieve in just a couple of days, you will be surprised what our experienced team of freediving instructors can do for you! Our unique breathing techniques taught in the classroom coupled with practical application in the water create a fun and successful freediving experience.

The Freediver Course is run over a 2 day period and is divided into a classroom and water session each day.
In the morning classroom session, instructors use an interactive learning environment which helps to improve confidence and prepares you for the afternoon water session. In the water sessions, we have an absolute maximum of 3 students per instructor, allowing for great personalized attention. Our Instructors are with the you at all times while underwater regardless of the depth, thus increasing your confidence and safety.

The only requirement for certification as a Freediver is to perform a simple rescue exercise from a depth of 6 meters during the second day.

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

If you fall in love with freediving and can spend three more days on the island,  you can continue with the Advanced Course straight away!

  • Must be able to independently swim 200 meters with or without fins.
  • Minimum age: 15 years

You will meet at 8:30 am at the school both days to begin the 90 minute classroom session (no exams involved). Following the classroom session you will board our private speed boat. No more than 10 minutes later you will arrive at the freediving site and jump in the water to enjoy a 2 hour freediving session. Upon returning to the school you will have a debrief with your instructor be finished for the day by 2pm. Then you can dedicate the rest of the afternoon to eating, exploring the island or get a massage.

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 and bring a towel.

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

Keep in mind if you Scuba dive, you need to wait 24hrs before freediving.

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

Junior Freediver

Not 15 years old yet but still want to try freediving? You can enroll in the Junior Freediver Course, follow the same schedule, and learn all the same amazing techniques! The depth limit for Junior Freedivers is 12 meters. Rescue exercise is not a requirement. 

  • Must be able to independently swim 200 meters with or without fins.
  • Minimum age: 11 years



Intro to Freediving

Classroom  08:30 to 10:30

  • Introduction to freediving and the different disciplines
  • Familiarization with essential freediving equipment
  • Freediving technique - how to move efficiently underwater
  • Equalization techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Hydration and diet
  • Safety points

Water Session  10:45 to 14:00

  • Preparation of equipment
  • Practice of breathing technique in the water
  • Practice efficient kicking technique
  • Practice of body positioning
  • Buoyancy check
  • Freedives on the dive-line to a maximum depth of 12 meters

Advanced Breathing, Rescue & Pranayama

Classroom  08:30 to 10:30

  • Feedback about the freediving session on day 1
  • Fine-tuning the breathing technique
  • Freediving safety
  • Rescue procedures
  • Pranayamas – yogic breathing with application to freediving

Water Session  10:45 to 14:00

  • Warm up dives
  • Practice of new breathing technique
  • Buddy team freedives
  • Safety procedures and rescue practice
  • Freedives on the dive-line to a maximum depth of 20 metres
  • When conditions and time allow, visit local dive site for underwater exploration of corals, tropical fish, caverns or even shipwrecks

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