Gloria Jiayin Tsai

I recommend everyone to train at the Freedive Academy Panglao. It was the best decision we made in the Philippines. The dive site drop off is stunning, sardine storm at my arms reach, buoy line ready to connect at any moment when you feel like jumping into the water, helpful staff….lovely training buddies. No boat, no waiting. Just jump in, and you are ready to train. My partner and I loved it so much and will come back again, definitely. Muah!

Mercy Adaptar

A great place to be and greater people to be with. 🙂 😉

One of the best locations for training serious freediving that every freediver would dream of!

It is a very good place to chase depths in a very convenient manner as the place is just nearby a drop off cliff. No need for boats and tiring swimming as after a more or less 10 meters swim, you`re at an awesome training ground. 🙂

Also, it is not just a good place for depths but also for fun diving. The cliff has its own very beautiful reef and colourful coral which is the habitat of a different variety of marine life from amazing sardines, to yellowfin jackfish, beautiful scorpionfish, etc. If you get lucky, from time to time, you get to see mantas, whale sharks and some serious whales passing by the area!

But what makes me even more happy about this place is the amazing owner, the professional and knowledgeable instructors, and the super friendly staff that make you feel home away from home. They make you feel like you are part of a family. The owner and the instructors are very high skilled and definitely know what they are talking about and make sure you are safe. Safety is their top priority. 🙂

Kudos to everybody, especially to Vincent, who bestowed his knowledge when he taught me my Level 1 course. Hope to train with you guys again and looking forward to my Level 2 course soon!

Nejc Likar

Panglao – best freediving experience.

Unique freediving location and the best staff made my home and family for the past months. It was hard to leave but easy to think of soon return! I wish you all the best and thank you!

Mandy Leung

Thanks my teacher Daichi (Chen Dadi) for his caring and sharing, he is super professional and obviously knows a lot about freediving. He helped me to overcome my fears and my limitations. Now freediving becomes my new pursue in life!

Simone Corell

Excellent freediving school

A special thanks to our great teachers, Nejc and Kim! We had good fun, learned a lot & enjoyed the super nice reef and the sardines.

Location is perfect, with a house reef directly nearby dive centre.

We hope to come back soon!

Simone & Bernd

Lui

Super professional, experienced and lovely team. Great courses and location.

I’m a scuba diving instructor, and last year I decided to try freediving. I took the SSI level 1 with free diving Guru Vincent Sparreboom. Having taught scuba for 4 years it was great to be a student again, learning something new. Vincent’s professionalism, knowledge and experience was astounding. Definitely one of the most professional coaches I’ve ever had over my 20-year diving experience. In the water, we were joined by Edwin and Sebastian who at the time were training to become instructors. Both of these guys were so supportive and encouraging. I felt completely supported and safe throughout the whole experience. Previously when chatting about freediving, I managed to hold my breath for 2 minutes (only once). After Vincent coached us on the breath up and relaxation techniques, I was totally surprised that I managed to hold my breath for over 4 minutes!

After such a great experience, of course, I went back and did my level 2 with Vincent. Once again, the training was superb, and I surpassed everything I had learnt at level 1.

I cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank you, Vincent and Freedive Academy Panglao!

David Cabrera

Nice spot! Calm waters and good buddies. It feels like home. Many thanks for all and see you soon 😉

Arthur

A nice freediving experience

I came to Freedive Academy Panglao for new experiences and techniques to progress.

This dive center is really comfortable, and it is also easy to speak, think and share ideas about freediving.

This was a really nice experience, and I suggest to all people to come here.

This picture was a fun dive made with my teacher Nejc. (*image is missing)

Jupp Alexander

Perfect place to train.

At the beginning of May, I completed my SSI Level 2 freedive at Freedive Academy Panglao with Patrick as my instructor. The location is perfect with a drop right on the doorstep going down to 25m and very quickly to depths for those much more capable than me! The school is relaxed and professional with lots of space. Patrick is a very patient instructor with a huge wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for the sport. When I was struggling with certain aspects, especially my relaxation, it was very useful for him telling me his approach, how he overcame certain problems and discussing different techniques. He has high attention to detail and helps improve even the smallest flaw in technique. He helped me a lot with my body position in freefall and finning technique among many other things. I came out of the course a much better and safer freediver. It was a pleasure being coached learning at Freedive Academy Panglao, and I will definitely come back again. Bring on level 3! See you in the deep blue 🙂

Danny B.

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.

You travelled to Panglao, dove with us, and you love us – awesome, we love you too! 🙂 And now you want to share your experience with others. Thank you!

But serious now, we sincerely appreciate the love!

Thank you!

We hope to see you back here soon!

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