As surfers ourselves, we know the importance of being prepared for the surprises the ocean can throw at us, and how nerve-racking the thought of a heavy hold down can be. Lets be honest — being washing-machined after a mis-timed turn or being caught out by a sweeper set truly sucks!

With that in mind we’ve teamed up with our freedive instructors in the Philippines to merge our passion for surfing with our love of freediving — two very unique sports which complement each other surprisingly well!

One of the biggest mental fears with a big set or a long hold down is not being able to breathe — which is a totally natural reaction in an environment humans aren’t really designed to be in!

“I’m paddling out now knowing I’m more prepared than ever”
Chris, UK

The art of breath-hold diving — or freediving, as it’s usually known — helps break down these mental barriers, allowing you enjoy the underwater world and comfortably perform breath-holds of 3-5 minutes.

Just imagine how much more relaxed you’d be paddling out knowing you could easily hold your breath for the entire set!?

This one day course (9am – 4:30pm) , run by an experienced surfer and freedive instructor trainer, will teach you how to calmly and confidently deal with some of the worst situations the ocean can throw at you, allowing you to keep panic at bay and teaching you the skills to properly recover once you safely make it to the surface.

Whether you’re charging big waves or simply want to surf with a bit more peace of mind, this course will definitely help your surfing heaps. In fact, we’re pretty sure you’ll discover a new top sport in the process, too!

Not only are our Philippines freediving partners of world class quality (including an Australian national champion and China’s deepest woman!), but they literally wrote the SSI book on freedive training, so you’ll be in safe hands with some of the best instructors in the business!

You’ll be surrounded by incredible individuals with an intense passion for the sport who’ll be more than happy to guide you into the addictive world of breath-hold diving.

Fancy just learning to freedive? We offer freedive training courses in the Philippines, courses in Thailand, training in Indonesia and even in Iceland!

Based on Mactan Island, a short drive South of Cebu Airport

Overview:

  • Learn to safely hold your breath for up to 5 minutes!
  • Understand the science behind the sport
  • Enjoy the warm, clear water of the Philippines

Highlights:

  • Instruction from world class freedivers and experienced surfers
  • Discover the sport of freediving
  • Increase you surfing confidence

Includes:

  • All equipment
  • One day course – 9am – 4:30pm
  • Course materials
  • 3 freediving sessions
  • Freediving log book
  • Full RAID Level 1 qualification
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