Shigeru Higaki

Amazing Environment and Instructor

Obviously, they are extremely geographically well-positioned, as you can see their website etc.

My room was just located 100m away from the point where we can go 100m depth.

Wake up and change, walk to the shore, and you cantor up the buoy just a few kicks away from the shore.

My amazing instructor Nejc just accompanied me for a week and pushed my PB down over 10m.

Muchas gracias amigos!!!

Jana Neirynck

Perfect place for freedive training with great conditions and an amazing natural drop-off with lots of marine life! The sunsets here are breathtaking, and I even saw fireflies! Vincent, the owner, is a super nice and warm-hearted person! I definitely recommend 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.

Maria Antonia Vergara

Best freedive spot!

I went to Freedive Academy Panglao to train for three weeks and ended up doing my SSI L2 with Vincent while there. They have THE best spot, amazing underwater scenery makes it super easy to relax and enjoy each dive, super comfortable close to shore and very organised shop. Will definitely head back soon!

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!

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!

Geoffrey Attard

Perfect place for freediving

This place is perfect to learn freediving from a beginner level to a professional level.

It’s also perfect for already qualified freedivers who want to train. 100m+ available close from the shore, don’t even need a boat and the conditions are always pretty good. The reef is also pretty nice, and I’ve been lucky enough to see whale sharks, pilot whales, dolphins, and even a blue whale since I’m there.

And in bonus, a very friendly team and nice people are living there.

I’ve already spent more than 6 months there, and I’m still not planning to leave.

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!

Teagan Kane

SSI Freediving Level 1 and 2

I took the level 1 SSI freediving course to see what it was all about and ended up loving freediving. Patrick was very professional taught a great course. I liked it so much. I took level two. Patrick was patient and taught me not just the course material but other ways to be a better freediver. Vincent, the manager, was very accommodating and helpful. I would really recommend it for any level.

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.

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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