We’re making Freediving 

Fun, Accessible and Easy

Welcome to the FREEDIVE+ Freedive Academy Panglao!

Being an SSI, AIDA and World Series of Freediving instructor, and a competitive depth freediver I know that proper education and training is vital for the enjoyment and safety of the sport. Luckily my girl Sura Dai and I are based in Panglao Philippines where we have with our centre FREEDIVE+ direct access to the best freedive spot in Asia – and arguable of the world.

I’m also very lucky to call freedive mecca Dahab in Egypt my home away from home, and have been very fortunate to be doing depth training there – and here in Panglao, with some of the best freedivers in the world.

As a pro freediver I know that finding proper guidance in my training, finding buddies and developing plans and goals can be complicated while you only want to explore the sport and dive deep.

We were able to make FREEDIVE+ a freediving home with highly skilled professional instructors for all levels from beginners all the way up to Instructors and Instructor Trainers. We make freediving education and training fun, accessible and easy. 

We hope to see you soon in tropical Panglao Philippines.

Vincent Sparreboom
Co-founder & owner,
Business Developer, Instructor & Coach

An Professional Freedive Development Centre in the Heart of the Philippines

A Welcoming Home for Champions, Future Champions and for those becoming professionals

Maybe you want to learn how to freedive, do a beginner freediving course and try freediving for the first time. Maybe you are ready to take your freediving to the next level by becoming a Master or an Instructor. FREEDIVE+ has something nice to offer. We have beginner Level 1 and 2 courses starting every couple of days, and we run level 3 and instructor courses pretty much every month. If you are a Master; join us and jump in at any time, we have Masters ready to join you on the buoy year round.

We’re based right in front of the ocean with coral wall and drop-off, the centre is surrounded by palm and coconut trees, and with the tropical clear blue waters of the Philippines we know you’ll enjoy the flip-flop freediver lifestyle on Panglao.

Here you will find more information about Freediving in the Philippines.

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Spectacular Freediving, Training and Coaching in Panglao!

It truly is, freediving in Panglao is simply spectacular! Panglao is a fantastic island to learn how to freedive or further develop your freediving skills. From our centre, we have direct access to the best freediving location of Asia, perhaps of the world! This plus that you will be surrounded by coconuts, palm and banana trees makes the location the ultimate dream location for freediving and perfect for level 1 and level 2 courses. However, as 1 of only 4 centres in the world, we teach all the way up to the highest obtainable level in freediving ‘SSI Instructor Trainer’ too!

The centre has an amazing house reef, and unlimited depth, right in front of the resort with near perfect conditions year round. As the only centre in Asia, we dive without a boat which means you can dive any time of the day. Because we have easy access we can offer the lowest training rates for masters and fellow instructors in the industry starting at only $350 a month – and that while you are diving at the best freedive location in Asia!

We’ve also developed a complete set of Freedive Training programs for Master Freedivers for you to start with at our location which you continue with at home with coaching and training – in-water, dry-training, fitness, and nutrition.

This is how it is to Freedive with us in Panglao!

Furthermore, whether you are looking to get back at depth, want to improve your dive time or as most want; go deeper! We have the Master Instructors and Trainers to help you reach your goals.

But let’s be honest here; you are travelling all the way to the Philippines, you want to enjoy the freediver flip flop lifestyle too, and life on Panglao is perfect for this. Short’s, flip flops, riding around the island on a scooter, palm trees and green’s everywhere, white sandy beaches, enjoying the many many great restaurants with as many fresh juices as you want – Panglao is a tropical paradise!

Same goes for the ocean! Near perfect diving conditions year round with a water temperature of 26 – 31C, direct access to unlimited depth, 30 to 40 meter visibility, always surrounded by plenty of fish and while it’s rare; at the dive lines we’ve frequently seen whalesharks, pilot whales, minky whales, manta’s and other rays, dolphins varying from 2 or 3 to pods of 80 to 100 – the Philippines waters have it all!

Check out the Freedive Panglao page, and contact us with your goals, plans and wishes, and we’ll tell you want you can expect from us.

We hope to see you soon in the tropical waters of Panglao Philippines!

 

This is what some of the many visitors had to say about our centre and location in Panglao!

I like it here a lot! Super nice conditions for deep diving, very friendly people and super professional instructors – after I thought them :p I will definitely come back for more adventures!

Alexey Molchanov – World Champion CWT & CNF and multiple WR holder

FREEDIVE+ was much more than an amazing Freediving Center. It was like a family. It was my first time in Philippines and after my first training with FREEDIVE+, I already started to plan my second visit and after 1 month I am now coming back to this beautiful centre. We only swim 20-30 meter from the shore to train, water is warm and calm most of the time and everybody is full of positive energy. What can I ask more? It is definitely one of my favourite destinations. I am so grateful to FREEDIVE+ Family. See you soon.

Şahika Ercümen – World Record Holder

I came to train to FREEDIVE+ in December 2015 and stayed there for four months. The strongest part of FREEDIVE+ is it’s location. You don’t need a boat to go diving. The depth is just right next to you!! The club’s location is so good that in four months I only had two non diveable days. The pool next to the club building offers great static opportunity, even in night time. The staff is so helpful not only in the water but on anything you need about your stay or moving around. FREEDIVE+ is a must visit point for all freedivers. The only concern is you can get hooked and may not like your next freediving destination as much.

Evren Orhon – Coach of the Turkish National Freediving Team

I have been training for long time all over the world. From Asia to Europe including four times world championship as an athlete and coach. The freediving location is very important from beginner to deep diver. Here at FREEDIVE+, you can approach all the buoy’s from beginner to 150m deep within 200m from shore. Weather is also fantastic as I am staying here for two months from June to July. I had not have any single day I could not dive due to the weather condition. The people here in charge of Center, Vincent and Sura are super nice people who love ocean and will welcome everybody with best hospitality, If you have not tried to FREEDIVE+ yet. I strongly recommend you to TRY.

Elliot Hyomin Kim – Korean National Team Coach and National Record Holder

I spent the firsts two week an half of this January at FREEDIVE+ in Panglao for training, from the first mail I understood that Vincent was a very kind and generous person, at that time he wasn’t there cause he was in India to improve his yoga, but his Team and his girlfriend Sura they welcomed me and I felt at home from the beginning.

The depth is just in front of the dock, 30 seconds walking from the school and 45 seconds from my room 🙂 warm water and normally not much current, perfect conditions and the team is smiling all the time, very kind, responsible, professional and always ready to go in the water and make you feel safe and part of the team.

In few minutes by scooter it’s easy to find fresh and local fruits and vegetables and other good food, Philippines people are very nice people, I always felt nice vibes everywhere I went, also in town, everybody smiling and ready to help you….I loved this place very much and I’m missing it, I hope to come back soon…Thanks again everybody!

Davide Carrera – World Champion and World Record Holder

Click here for more about Freediving in the Philippines

Directly from Panglao; the FREEDIVE+ iMagazine

Freediving, Travelling, the Oceans and a whole lot of Awesomeness!

Once every two weeks directly in your mailbox – all the cool stuff that we only share with our Premium members.

With this free subscription (which you can cancel at any time with one click) you will receive all the goodies you won’t immediately find on our social media. With the FREEDIVE+ ‘club’ you will be the first to get the goodies, the special invites, to read about freediving in the Philippines, news and trends.

After subscribing please check your mailbox, we took measurements against spam, and we want to know you are real.

Recreational Courses and Professional Freedive Development

From Beginner to Instructor Trainer, and all sort’s of specialities – we can offer it all!

 We are 1 of only 4 centre’s in the world who can teach all the way up to SSI Instructor Trainers. That means you can come to FREEDIVE+ for all recreational and professional levels of freediving.

 FREEDIVE+ is the only freediving centre in the world that offers freediving internships, and professional freediving development programs with the possibility to also become a professional swim teacher.

Recreational Courses:

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    SSI Introduction to Freediving & AIDA 1*
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    SSI Level 1 & AIDA 2*
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    SSI Level 2 & AIDA 3*
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    SSI Level 3

SSI Specialty Freediving:

In Panglao we offer all possible specialities like; Monofin, Training Tables, Free Immersion, No Fins, Scooter/DPV Diving, Variable Weight, React Right and Diver Stress & Rescue.

Professional Development:

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    SSI Instructor Course and Instructor Crossovers
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    SSI Instructor Trainers
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    Instructor Internships and Zero-to-Hero Programs

Competitive Freediving:

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    AIDA Competition Freediver
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    AIDA Competition Safety Freediver
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    Master and Training Programs

We teach freediving and swim teacher courses the following languages. Please contact us to see if your course can be teached in your language.

Regardless of which freediving course you want to take; we’ll encourage you and help you boost your confidence in the water. Learn to freedive with our amazing team of professional instructors who will help and motivate you throughout the duration of your course. Our freediving courses are designed to give you the most enjoyable and safest freediving experience possible. Learn and love freediving with us!

Action-Packed Adventure Vacations in South East Asia!

Freediving is so much more than going up and down a line!

Yes freediving is so much more! Freediving is making new friends from all over the world, discovering new places, seeing the most amazing sunsets imaginable, trying out new dishes in exotic restaurants, falling asleep on the sounds of Gecko’s, playing with whalesharks and dolphins, dirty shorts and worn-down flip-flops, cruising around the island on your scooter, freediving is a way of life. You come to visit us to improve your freediving skills – naturally! But when you have the time; Panglao and the Philippines have so much more to offer! FREEDIVE+ is the only freediving centre in the world who also offer Swim Teacher courses. And as a Freediving Instructor or future Freediving Instructor this of course is a golden opportunity to expand your market. If you are looking for more leisure and exciting times; Panglao and the province Bohol won’t disappoint! It’s more fun in the Philippines!