About Apnea International

Not all agencies are created equal
There has been a spike in the popularity of freediving in recent years and the big Scuba agencies see the potential. as a result more of them begin to offer freediving programs. Apnea International was established by freedivers for freedivers – we do not teach Scuba and only focus is on the art of breath hold. By doing this we guarantee the quality of our training and of our instructors.

our passion

why are we doing this

Apnea International was born out of fire love for freediving. We have been involved in freediving for two decades and have seen freediving shift from an extreme sport, practiced by a select few, into one of the world’s fastest growing sports and recreations. We are passionate about teaching and are committed to providing the best possible experience to our students.

We believe being a freediver is not all about diving deep, swimming far or holding our breath for a very long time. Spending a few seconds in the presence of a whale, playing with a dolphin, flying like a manta Ray or sharing space with sharks – all while holding our breath is all that it really takes.

Getting involved in freediving is easy – The first step is to be passionate about water. the second step is to locate an instructorand go through a Freediving course. this will ensure learning all the important elements of freediving. Our first two courses are recreational by nature which means there is no performance pressure. Instead – you will learn how to relax, breathe, work with a buddy and develop skills which will help you build confidence and with it – bottom time.

Our vision: Increase exposure of freediving through delivery of high quality Freedive education while developing an understanding of the ocean. Our Philosophy We see teaching as a calling, a way to enhance someone’s life by sharing meaningful ideas and by developing a sense of wonder. Below you will find a text which beautifully articulates the way we see ourselves as educators.


Erez Beatus Head of Education and General Manager Erez has been active in the freediving community since 1997. He has held the world record for CNF in 2001 and has taught thousands of students around the world. He is the principal instructor for Apnea Australia


As part of our continued effort to minimise our environmental footprint we have decided to stop printing manuals and move into an “All Digital” system. this will reduce impact caused by paper printing and postage around the globe. We currently offer plastic certification cards but will stop offering them as standard and instead – will provide students with Digital certification which are accessible through the student profile. Students will still have the option of purchasing a plastic card though their profile should they require the plastic card.We are passionate about education. Our education programs focus on marine knowledge, respect and responsibility. Our accredited trips focus on introducing guests to traditional cultures, their connection to the ocean and all include activities which help in increasing awareness, such as beach clean-ups.