TRANSFORMATIVE FREEDIVING

Welcome to a world of new experiences

Enjoy the Silence...

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.

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.

Getting involved in freediving is easy​

 The first step is to be passionate about water. the second step is to locate an instructor and 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.​

Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason.

It’s about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students.

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 COURSES

RESPONSIBILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

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 do not offer plastic certification cards and instead –provide students with Digital certification which are accessible through the student profile. 


EDUCATION

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.

What Our Students Have to Say

Thank you so much for an awesome weekend. The learning was plentiful and very insightful, on many levels, super interesting a greatly completing the knowledge I’ve acquired about working with the mind and control of breath... I was mesmerised by so many concepts! Your way of teaching is very “real”, calm and comforting in the sense that you have great knowledge and experience. I thought you were always giving us the right amount of information, not too much or too little in fact. For me, the mind kicked in when we were in the ocean today and I’m very grateful to have gained the new awareness of some of my patterns: attaining a goal, wanting to “do”, a bit of a comparison mindset almost which I think you picked up. I think working on that will be key to my progress, and I can’t wait to come back and do more sessions. Experiencing that calmness, relaxed state, and even more so being able to become one with the element (something you mentioned today, when the ocean doesn’t want us, we simply leave, that resonated a lot), by accepting the breath retention which is counter intuitive to the way I have even trained as a yoga teacher last year. I feel that maybe some pranayama before going in the ocean today, after stretching, may have helped me settle too – again this is for me to pull out of my toolbox for the ocean moments to come! Thank you for guiding us to glide toward new horizons – of self.

Laurie
Very high quality training in and outside of the water with an excellent and easy to digest insight into the physics, psychology and beauty of Freediving as a recreational activity or competitive sport. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is about to take their first or the next step and is looking for professional, safe and enjoyable learning experience. Erez makes this truly unique and unforgettable journey. I had a great time thank you.
Mirek
Poland
Just completed the stage A course with Erez today and the whole learning process has been amazing, bringing a massive value-added for safety, pool training, stretching and the effects of body|mind on breath hold. Cannot wait to start stage B!
Sandra
Australia

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