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Freedive Academy Panglao

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Panglao, Philippines
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About Freedive Academy Panglao
The Freedive Academy Panglao is one of the leading freediving schools in the world. We teach diving courses from beginner all the way up to the different Instructor levels. We are running beginner courses on pretty much any day of the week, and instructor courses almost every other month. Our dive centre is located at the famous Napaling Drive - the access road to Napaling Reef with the massive drop-off perfect for freediving, and the incredible reef with the sardines. We always have fish around the training lines, and we even get the occasional big visitor. We are very happy to be based on the Northside of Panglao Island where it's quiet, beautiful, the diving is fantastic, and our Apnea Sports Resort is built for freedivers, by freedivers. Sign up now for a course, and you'll be introduced to a wondrous experience of the Big Blue and human capabilities. You'll be surprised with How Long and How Deep you can dive on a Single Breath. We make freediving Fun, Accessible and Easy.
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Samsung P wrote a review 12 Jul
United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
In the course of over a year, I had the pleasure of watching Vincent, the owner of Freedive Academy, develop the school from scratch. I am very impressed with he has achieved despite the massive impacts that Covid-19 has had on both domestic and international travel. Vincent has created a school that is ideal for individuals undertaking freediving courses. Well equipped classrooms are full of technology, anatomical models and the dive gear shop means that students are easily able to familiarise themselves with equipment used in freediving. The beautiful, purpose built pool with a shallow static area is always clean and carefully maintained. Easy entry steps make it ideal for getting into wetsuits. The pool really catches the sun so the water is always a comfortable temperature. And of course, the huge inflatable unicorn is a must have! The school has a very relaxed feel to it, in part thanks to Vincent's use of local ecological materials in the construction of communal areas and on-site accommodation as well as the ample seating areas designed for some hard core relaxation. Hot showers are a real treat, there is a selection of books on freediving that you are free to read and a small gym area. There is also plenty of space in which to do your stretching. Vincent has worked extremely hard during very difficult times to achieve something special. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your time at Freedive Academy Panglao, I did!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mikki Axel D wrote a review 6 Jul
Makati, Philippines2 contributions
I was in Panglao for a family trip and my friends were doing their Molchanovs Wave 1 and 2 certification and they invited me accompany them at the Freedove Academy. I must say that they really do have awesome facilities and diver friendly environment. They have a large pool in which students can practice their DYN, static apnea or other water trainings. They also have a vast selection of Freediving tools and gears. Upon arrival, Vincent immediately briefed us about the protocols in diving and made sure that we would follow those and he gave emphasis on safety when diving. I am really excited to get back to Bohol and do my certifications in freediving there. I can say that Freedive Academy Panglao is one of the best, if not the best, source of knowledge in freediving.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Kim V wrote a review 5 Jul
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Freedive acadamy panglao is a very worthwhile activity you can do in Panglao, Bohol! Me and my friend went to the academy and had the Molchanovs Wave1 course. It is a course for freediving and you will really learn a lot! The instructors are very friendly and accommodating! There is no dull moments while you stay there! You’re safety is always the number 1 priority! They also have a one stop shop for all your freediving needs! One thing also, they are very much willing to share their knowledge and passion in freediving which is what I love the most! Thank you again!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Spaceman Grehahn wrote a review Jun 2021
Makati, Philippines3 contributions
Original plan of just buying some noseclips went into a full Molchanov's Wave 1 certification, then Wave 2. It was just a good vibe feeling that encouraged me to take the course and boy I am not disappointed, Vincent and Mike really delivers everything freediving and more! I'm not really a fan of the certifications but the additional wisdom we've learnt from Vincent and Mike aside from aspiring is very practical and useful indeed. It now stuck to me that "It should be fun!". Now I can dive confidently, relaxed and enjoy every dive since. We've actually extended our stay at Bohol just to take the Wave 2 course, now I'm arranging my work schedule to take an internship / zero to hero course. If you're in Panglao Bohol, drop by a visit and see their 25m pool, couple of bungalows and their freediving shop. They are also prototyping some cool and quality products such as buoys, lanyards, etc. Look out for Go Deep brand in the near future. Designed by a marine engineer freediver for freedivers.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Kim R wrote a review Jun 2021
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I did my Wave 1+2 with Freedive Academy Panglao. They have a 25m Pool and the equipment is in very good condition and well maintained. The Team is amazing, super friendly and you notice right away that freediving is their passion. I can definitely recommend it!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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