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!
Master Freedive Training in the BEST Location of Asia
Arguably the BEST Freediving Location in the World!
Finding the right place to train isn’t easy. It all starts with the price of the training. As freedivers we know that the cost for 2 weeks, a month or even longer can be out of control. Why would you pay $25, $30 or more for a single session? This is ridiculous!
And then when you find an affordable place you pay for the taxi, share taxi, and wait for others to be ready, you have to travel each day to reach the dive spot whether it is via taxi or boat – the boat! Drift diving with a boat can be nice, but waiting for others, and limited time for your training, depended on the current, usually it just doesn’t work…
In a perfect world we would all be diving in a beautiful green tropical paradise with fantastic restaurants and local markets, near perfect diving conditions immediately from shore, cheap yet high-standard accommodation and lot’s of activities to do for when you have a day off.
But yeah… In reality training is usually not as convenient as you would like, it’s pricey, and the diving and living conditions are far from ideal.
Master Freedive Training in the Philippines
The owners of the FREEDIVE+ Freedive Academy in Panglao have been travelling the world in search of the Best freediving locations, and of course this is subjective, but we found no other training location better than the location where we are now based with our centre in Panglao.
Panglao is a luscious green tropical island in the heart of the Philippines. The island is relatively big (about 20 km wide) so it’s very easy to escape the busy tourist areas. The island has green everywhere and is covered by banana, coconut and palm trees, and has big roads for easy cruising around with your scooter. Around the island you’ll find beautiful white sandy beaches, with the exception of the North side of the island where we are based.
On just a small part of the island you will find no white beaches – we have a cliff!! And this cliff, drop-off and our location towards the big island Bohol East of us, makes our dive location near perfect year round. We are really proud to say that we have without a doubt the best freediving location in Asia, arguably in the World!
We are the only freediving centre in Asia who have unlimited depth directly from shore, and we are the only centre in Asia who don’t need a boat to find depth. The coral wall at the water entry goes down 25 meters, and about 15 meters further in we already have access to 60 meters depth. About 20 meters further we have a 85 meter line, and then another 20 meters further we have the 105 meter buoy followed by a 120 meter buoy. Additionally, the coral wall makes freediving in the Philippines spectacular. The moment you enter the water you have a cliff with caves, canyons, and covered by beautiful coral. Immediately you’ll be surrounded by lots and lots of fish and a massive cloud of sardines. And it is rare but we’ve had whalesharks on the lines, dolphins and manta’s passing by, massive sea turtles and 4 minky whales checking us out, and not so long ago we had a massive pod of about 20 pilot whales passing by, and we even had a 20 meter blue whale checking us out for about 5 minutes – with only 10 meters away from us an incredible experience we’ll never forget! And all of this and a minimum water temperature of 26C, up to 40 meters visibility, rarely any current, all of this is what makes diving here perfect. We are freediving in paradise!
Get in Touch, and let us Tell You about the Possibilities!
Like what you hear?! We’re not surprised; we love it here too!
Because we’ve limited the number of Master freedivers to dive here, it’s wisest to confirm you spot asap. We work on a first come, first serve basis. Contact us today to see if we have availability, and then we’ll answer questions you might have about long term stay, out of the water activities, food, anything!
Contact us via the this form to see what the possibilities are – no strings attached! Our support team will come back to you usually within a couple of hours – and btw, they’re freedivers too so they know what you need! Just fill in the form, and if they’re not diving you’ll here from us soon.
Master Training doesn’t get any Better!
Maybe you only need a buddy, a buoy and perhaps some other gear. You want to use the centre for storing your gear, shower, and easy and direct access to the dive spot – of course we have packages for this. For $350 a month you can train whenever you want, at any time you desire and as many times that you want. When doing only 23 sessions a month this results in a mere $15 (!) per session – we challenge you to find another centre in the world that offers this rate, let alone on such an island as Panglao with these diving conditions.
A Complete Training Program for Freedivers who want to go Deeper!
We are extremely proud of our Master Training Program! We developed it around the needs for freedivers who go on vacation to go deeper and become better all-round freedivers. We don’t want to be a centre where people just meet up for training like most centre’s without any guidance – we are a Professional Freediving Development and SSI Instructor Trainer centre!
Our Master Training Program is a group of max. 10 freedivers with a minimum education level of AIDA 4* or SSI Level 3*. The FREEDIVE+ Masters train by themselves, but under guidance of a very experienced team of Freediving Instructors and competitive freedivers.
*starting the Master Training Program with a SSI Level 3 course is also possible!
The Master Freedivers Follow a Training Schedule With;
- Deep Training
- Dry- and Gym Training
- Open-Water Conditioning Training
- Stretching and Yoga Classes
- Pool Training in a 50 Meter Pool
But most of the time… We’ll be diving deep!!!
And when it’s possible; some of the Masters will be giving specialist guest workshops on any topics they like.
Every week the participants sit down with a Instructor (at least Master Instructor level) and discuss their training week, their challenges and look at the program of the next week and how to fit in personalised exercises to become the best freediver you can be.
The program is very well balanced with single session days, 2 sessions days, of course rest days, and then there are also days we do evening dry training sessions, and days where we do evening static sessions in the pool. Imagine; doing static in the evening in a pool lit by green neon light, a lovely cool breeze, surrounded by beautiful flowers and lots of greens, and with the calming background sound of the ocean!
The Master program and schedule is developed and lead by Vincent Sparreboom and Sura Dai. Vincent is an AIDA, World Series of Freediving and SSI Level 3 Master Instructor, SSI Speciality Instructor, SSI Swim Teacher Trainer and a Yoga Instructor, and Sura is one of only 3 SSI International Training Directors in the world capable of teaching all level including SSI Freedive Instructor Trainers.
Let us help you with any questions you may have!
Our support team is ready to answer all of your questions!
Because we’re a Professional Freediving Development centre with a popular internship program we always have people ready to answer your questions.
If you want a detailed reply, please fill in our training and courses form.
For a quick ‘no strings attached’ availability check, please use the form here, and one of our staff will come back to you usually within hours.
The Best Deep Diver you can Be!!
We’ve seen some amazing results!
In the relatively short time the Masters have been with us we’ve seen them;
- Making big jumps in depth;
- doing much longer hangs;
- becoming stronger;
- becoming smarter freedivers;
- improve their technique significantly;
- master the mouthfill;
- increasing their breath-hold time by minutes;
- becoming more all-round;
- developing higher CO2 tolerance levels.
And they are doing all of this in this Incredible Environment!
But don’t Believe Us! Believe the
Many Many Freediving Champions Who already Visited Us!
Of course we can tell you how good we are, how awesome we are, how spectacular the island Panglao is, of course how amazing our training location and centre is. We can talk for hours about the friendliness of the locals, the beauty of the Philippines, but why would you believe us?!
Here are some of the champions – who are used to the best – who demand the best! And read what they had to say about training with us!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Apply Now for our Master Program!
Are you ready to challenge yourself in becoming the best freediver you can be?!
This is what you get with the FREEDIVE+ Master Program!
- You follow a training program developed by Vincent and Sura – some of the leaders in Professional Freedive Development. This training program includes deep training with our other Masters, and depending on the weekly schedule this can include open-water conditioning training, dry- and gym training, stretching and yoga classes, static and we regularly do pool training in a 50 meter pool.
- Daily evaluation and weekly one-on-one sit-downs with one of the Master instructors to keep you on the right track.
The cost for Guided Training is $650 a month!
2 week packages are available too, contact us for the available options.
Without Guidance and Trainingplan you train for $350 a month!
When you are a deepdiver and you just need a buddy without the need of a training plan – some people just want to do deep diving everyday which is of course more than okay, then we can offer you something nice too.
Deepdivers who just need a buddy, a buoy and other gear like weights, a safe home to store their gear, showers, and an easy entry to the best divespot in Asia, they can train with us as much as they want for only $350 a month. Here too we have 2 week packages available.
*The above mentioned prices all include taxes, snorklingfee, entrance fee to the resort (when you are not staying with us), and the use of the facility like showers, toilet and safe storage for your gear.
We guarantee that you become a better freediver!
You’ll be the BEST you can be!
We have so much confidence in our Master program and coaching that when you decide to sign up for our Master program with training plan and guidance. That if you are not happy we’ll unconditionally and without asking for a reason we’ll refund you the difference towards the lower priced Master program. You can’t lose – you only become a better freediver!
* * “100%, No Questions Asked, Take-It-To-The-Bank Guarantee” * *
FREE Variable Weight, No Fins, or Training Tables Specialty!
For the time being to celebrate the new setup of the program we are including for those who join us for a month a Free SSI Specialty course or workshop; Variable Weight, No Fins, or Training Tables. Please note: this only applies to the people that joins us for a month, and we reserve the right to cancel this special promotion at any time. Contact us now to reserve your spot to make sure you can participate in the specialty course or workshop.
Don’t wait too long; we only accept 10 Masters at any time!
The acceptation works on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Don’t miss out on training in the best dive spot of Asia!
We hope to see you soon in Panglao!
The instructor team!
Important last notes:
1) We understand that not everyone has direct access to a dive spot, but becoming a better freediver doesn’t have to end when you leave Panglao! We’ll provide you the tools, knowledge and experience to continue your training at home.
2) Don’t forget. It’s time to make a decision now! Because we’ve recently reframed the program, we are only now offering the FREE monthly specialty program like Variable Weight, No Fins, or Training Tables. We can stop offering this extra at any moment – act now and reserve your place in the Master Program!
3) Really be sure to contact us now, reserve your spot before the 10 spots are taken. To maintain the quality of the program we’re not taking on more than 10 freedivers.
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