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Freediving on Koh Tao

Upgrade your snorkel skills by going freediving on Koh Tao. Holding your breath, swim like a fish, and take in the wonders of our underwater world. Koh Tao is the perfect location to go freediving because of our warm tropical climate, clear waters, and abundance of marine life.

Whether you want to try freediving on Koh Tao for the first time, get your certification, or find a buddy and head out on a fun practice trip, you’re in the right place. The freediving sector has grown considerably over the last few years. There are several dedicated freediving schools on the island, and many regular scuba diving centers that offer freediving courses and workshops too. Freediving practice sites are generally no more than an hour boat journey away and boast calm and easy conditions for most of the year. 

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Freediving | Koh Tao Tourism Association
Experienced Freedivers
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Discover Freediving

What is Freediving?

Freediving, also known as Apnea, refers to the practice of holding your breath to descend underwater without the need for scuba tanks or other heavy equipment. All you need is a mask, snorkel, fins, and your swimsuit. It’s that simple! There are several different disciplines within freediving, including:

      • Constant Weight 
      • Free immersion 
      • Static breath-hold
      • Dynamic breath-hold
      • Fun diving
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Hold your breath, descend underwater, and swim like a fish!

Try Freediving on Koh Tao

Freediving on Koh Tao is safe and fun, and most people are surprised with their results! Most freediving centers offer ‘Try Freediving’ experiences where you can take a half-day taster course without committing to an entire certification course. However, the best way to learn all the proper techniques and get some practice and feedback under the direct supervision of a professional instructor is just to dive in and get certified.

Advanced Freediving | Koh Tao Tourism Association

Freediving courses on Koh Tao start daily.

Learn Freediving on Koh Tao

Freediving schools and scuba diving centers offer courses through several internationally recognized agencies. So the course names may not always be the same, but the progression follows a very similar format:

      • Level 1 (the freediving equivalent of an entry-level scuba diving program).
      • Level 2  (the equivalent of an advanced level scuba course). 
      • Level 3 – Master freediver.
      • Freediving Instructor

Experienced Freedivers

If you’ve already got the basic qualifications under your belt, it’s time to expand your knowledge and extend your depth. Sign up for your master or instructor course if you’re interested in teaching others. Alternatively, take some guided sessions with an experienced pro and progress towards new personal bests or train for competitive events.

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Become a freediving master or instructor.

Yoga classes, yoga retreats, and private yoga sessions are readily available on Koh Tao, catering to all levels from beginner through to aspiring instructor.

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