Superb freediving location!

Freedive Academy Panglao is ideally located on the Northside of Panglao Island, Bohol, just 15-minute scooter ride from the busy tourist centre of Alona Beach. The freedive centre with its excellent facilities is just 400 metres from shore with depths of over 100 metres easily accessible just a short swim out from the jetty. I just spent 10 days training with these guys in great conditions. 30-metre visibility, warm water and little to no current every day I was diving. With new, top-quality equipment, this place is ideal for deep training and/or taking your first steps into the world of freediving. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I’ll definitely be back soon for more training. Thanks to Vincent, Rex and all the team for your hospitality.

See you again,


Awesome freediving experience!

It is our first time to be on the wonderful island of Panglao. Me and my boyfriend were really amazed by the natural beauty of the island. Since we both love the sea and exciting activities, we decided to try freediving. Thanks to the friendly and very knowledgeable instructors here, our experience was indeed a memorable one. We have learned the basic knowledge of freediving and finished our level 1 course in 3 days. I highly recommend Freedive Academy Panglao to everyone.

Alison E

We had a really nice time here at Freedive Academy Panglao.

My friend and I did a level 1 course here in August, and first of all, learning to freedive is really something special. The instructor was recommended to me via a mutual friend, and I contacted him via Facebook since their website was still under construction, but he responded to all my messages within the hour.

Lessons where nice, and a lot of fun – on land and in the water. It surprised me how easy it was to hold your breath for minutes when you know how to breathe properly (3:06!). The 3 days we spent at the centre where great! Unfortunately, we did have rain and some waves during the lessons in the water, but that happens – the wrong season I guess…

Additionally, there was some construction going on at the dive resort, and we had moments that the noise outside was quite annoying. But overall; we had a really good time, and I hope to come back to the Philippines one day to do my level 2 with them.

Danny B.