Dumagat Freedive

Learn how to freedive in Dauin, Philippines with the country’s most experienced and longest serving professional freediving instructor. SSI, AIDA and RAID accredited.


Founded in 2014, Dumagat Freedive is a locally owned and operated freediving center in the Philippines.  Formerly located in Romblon, now in Dauin in the province of Negros Oriental.

Our instructor, Emil, is truly passionate about sharing freediving. He personalizes every course the best he can. As an SSI Instructor Trainer, he currently teaches all levels of freediving – from beginner to instructor levels.

We believe that freediving should be easier and more fun.  With access to depth within swimming distance, we can spend more time freediving and also have more time for fun instead of spending a great deal of time boating or even traveling from the shop to the dive site.  We provide personalized freediving education using SSI’s world-class training methods, materials, and standards in a relaxed environment.

The name Dumagat refers to a tribe of semi-nomadic people living in the coastal areas of northeastern Philippines, living always by the sea.  The name rings nice and goes with our desire to always be by the sea.  Hence, the name Dumagat Freedive stuck.