Dumagat Freedive
Dumagat Freedive
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Scuba & SnorkellingLessons & Workshops
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A professional freediving center in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines, offering certification courses, training, and personalized coaching from beginner to instructor levels. Learn and experience freediving with us!
Dauin, Philippines
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TJ V
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great place, great instructors!

Emil and Laura were great, always great to be among like minded people.

Great Anahaw Restaurant and Yoga classes onsite too.

Hopefully I will get level 2 soon!
Written September 21, 2023
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Janska
Tübingen, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It was my second time coming to Dauin to freedive with Emil. To me it’s very important to learn from someone who is very responsible when it comes to safety. With Emil you can clearly see that he has years of experience. He finds the perfect balance between teaching, encouraging and fun with diving. He adapts very well to the individual abilities of his students, whether beginner or experienced. You can clearly see his deep-seated passion for freediving. He focuses on technique and safety combined with fun diving. I have learned a lot from him in quite a short time and have grown beyond myself thanks to his help. He always meets you at eye level and is very happy to share his knowledge.

I genuinely enjoyed diving with Emil a lot, if you’re thinking about trying freediving or getting better at it - Emil is definitely the right Person to come to and Dauin is a great place to stay in!!!
Written March 12, 2023
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TJ V
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Was great experience earning Level 1 Cert.

Its exciting improve after each dive and training session, going deeper and staying down longer.

Instructor Laura easily identified my weak areas and allowed me to sharpen my skills. Helped me with the relaxation, focus, and confidence. And was fully involved every step of the way.

Anahaw is the perfect spot for vegetarian food and yoga, bringing you full circle with your Freedive training.
Written February 3, 2023
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Florian H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I've done my entry to the freediving world (SSI Level 1) with Emil. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot within only a couple of days. With his calm style of teaching, he keeps you in the right mindset (even if you struggle) and successfully leads you through the course!
Thanks, Emil, I hope I'll come back one day to do some more advanced training with you!
Written January 30, 2023
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Dants and An
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was our first freediving experience!

We absolutely loved it, Emil was very patient, went over the theory thoroughly and even brought along a camera to film our adventure, an unforgettable experience.

The water was incredibly calm despite the rain and we saw a variety of different sea life at different depths.

Not once did I feel insecure or anxious despite my swimming skills.
Written January 17, 2023
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Reana
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
I chose Dumagat Freedive for a discover Freediving. I wanted to find out if I could enjoy freediving. My instructor made sure I felt comfortable and safe at all times. I was suprised by the quick progress I made with his step by step guidance.
Soon after that I also did also my level 1 course there. It was an amazing experience!

For sports as diving it is very important to choose well who you trust and from whom you learn.

I can recomend Dumagat Freedive 100% !!!
Written April 15, 2022
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_Anph_12
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This course was the highlight of 3 months in the Philippines 💯. Emil is a gifted teacher. Thank you!
Written March 12, 2022
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laura_p
Dumaguete City, Philippines9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I never planned on becoming a freediving instructor, but after a few training sessions with Emil I was hooked.. Emil is passionate about the ocean and understands how we can connect to it and dive into ourselves when we freedive. Deep meditation.

He is knowledgable and professional, and at the same time personal and patient. He is able to find the balance between pushing you to challenge yourself but not feeding the ego. I always felt safe, and trusted I was in good hands - which played a major role in gaining depth and attempting new personal bests.

I completed my master program through to Level 2 instructor with Emil and could not have asked for a better experience - I will always be grateful to Guruji 😆🙏💗
Written March 24, 2021
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Ella S
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I recently did my level 1 freediving course with Emil and I couldn't recommend Dumagat Freedive enough. Emil is enthusiastic and knowledgable taking the time to ensure you get the most out of your course and giving you the tools to take your freediving further. I feel as though he went above and beyond what I expected during the course and I always felt very safe and comfortable. Roll on level 2!
Written February 18, 2021
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Callum L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This review definitely falls under the category of better late than never! Emil is one of the most hospitable and kind people I've met in recent history both in the water and out. He's an excellent instructor and brought me up to a level 2 SSI freediver with a 26m dive and a 3:30 breath hold. When they preach that a good freediver has a calm and relaxed mind, Emil knows how to get you to that level of zen to do it and then some! When it comes to bumping up to the next level, I'll be making another trip to the Philippines.

Thanks Emil, Im sorry it took so bloody long to get this done! Been a busy bee. Hope you're well!!

Callum
Written August 16, 2020
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