Victoria Peters

A great Level 3 course!

I had been looking for a place to do my level 3 for a while and I’m super happy that I choose Freedive Academy Panglao, not only did they get back to my first enquiry email super fast but it is also a great learning environment! I got sick during my course and taking a couple days of was not only not a problem but also encouraged rather than rushing through to finish! 🙂

The school is located right by an amazing reef so when diving you usually run into a whole bunch fish which is always amazing. We even did a night snorkeling/diving session around the full moon which was amazing to get to look at the reef with the moonlight.

10/10 would dive here again! 🙂

Gordz Gojunco

Awesome instructors, really knowledgeable and passionate about freediving. Good coaches and mentors. Perfect facility and location for training and learning! You guys rock! Keep it up. Can’t wait for the next trip.

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

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 colorful coral which is the habitat of a different variety of marine life. From amazing sardines, to yellow fin jack fish, beautiful scorpion fish and 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!

Aaron Chiang

The coaches are particularly warm and professional.
There is also many cute kittens.
My stay was way too short, I want to take more lessons with Freedive Academy Panglao.

Lui

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

I’m a scuba diving instructor and last year I decided to try free iving. I took the SSI level 1 with free iving 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 breathe 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!

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.

Cyrus Dastoor

Safety, Highly Qualified Staff, and Location, Location, Location.

Can’t recommend this place any more.

They have the single best location for freediving in Bohol (and perhaps Asia).

Highly professional and courteous staff, easily contactable and always willing to help…

Great for ALL levels of freediving – 10meters to 100+

Alius Dominauskas

Must go place in Panglao. Learned so much cool stuff. I learned to stay underwater for 3 minutes in a day. It was very professional and fun.

On Land In Sea

Amazing dive spot for freediving! The staff at Freedive Academy Panglao are all great people from different walks of life. It was a memorable experience filled with exciting adventures and infinite possibilities. Cheers to more dives!

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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