Dumagat Freedive International Freediving School

Learn and experience freediving in Dauin with the country’s most experienced and longest-tenured professional freediving instructor.

COURSES & SESSIONS

Become a confident, comfortable, and safe freediver through SSI’s internationally recognized freediver certification program. The SSI teaching philosophy emphasizes proper knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience as a foundation to become a confident, comfortable and safe freediver. It is a lot easier and more fun than you might think. Scroll down to learn more!

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Discover Freediving (Introductory)

This introductory course is designed to cover the fundamentals and get you to experience freediving in half a day. 4-5 hours, no homework, no exam, no performance requirements, just learning, and fun! Generally, after a brief introduction, we start the day with 1.5 hours or so of equipment, physiology, equalization, technique, breathing, and safety talk. After a short break, we fit and put on freediving equipment – wetsuit, low-volume mask, snorkel, long fins, and weights. We then spend a maximum of 2 hours in the water practicing basic skills and experiencing freediving on a line. This is a non-certification course. The only requirement for this course is that you can swim. You don’t necessarily need to be a strong swimmer, but you need to be comfortable enough in the water. The course fee is 3000 PHP per person. If signing up with a friend or as a group, it is 2500 per person. All equipment is included for the duration of the course. The course is taught by an internationally accredited freediving instructor. The maximum number of students is 4.


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Freediving Level 1  

Freediving is more than just an adventure. It is a lifestyle choice and the most wonderful journey of your life. The SSI Freediving Level 1 program gives you all the training and knowledge you need to safely freedive with a buddy in open water environments.

2 to 3 days of fun and adventure where you learn about freediving equipment, breathing techniques, relaxation, physiology, safety, equalization, body position, and technique.  You will learn and practice the skills necessary to freedive down to a maximum 20 meters (66 feet) in a single breath. 12500 PHP. All equipment is included for the duration of the course. If needed towards the completion of the course, additional training/days with the instructor are available at a rate of 1000 PHP per session.

Basic Facts

  • Minimum age: 12
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to swim
  • Days: 2-3
  • Max students per instructor: 4
  • Rescue depth: 10 meters
  • Maximum depth: 20 meters (66 feet)

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Freediving Level 2  

Ready to take your freediving to the next level? Increase your average breath-hold, improve your freediving efficiency, and take yourself to greater depths.

3 to 4 days of improving your technique and further understanding freediving theories.  Learn advanced freediving physiology to further understand what happens to your body as you freedive and how to train your body for freediving. All subjects covered in Level 1 are also reviewed.  Dive down to a maximum of 30 meters (98 feet) using a more advanced equalization method! 17500 PHP. All equipment is included for the duration of the course. If needed towards the completion of the course, additional training/days with the instructor are available at a rate of 1000 PHP per session.

Basic Facts

  • Minimum age: 15
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to swim, and SSI Level 1 or equivalent certification
  • Minimum breath hold: 2:30
  • Days: 4
  • Max students per instructor: 4
  • Rescue depth: 15 meters
  • Maximum depth: 30 meters (100 feet)

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Freediving Level 3  

Learn the techniques of a freediving world record holder in the SSI Freediving Level 3 program. The ultimate in freediving training, this program will give you the advanced freediving skills and knowledge you need to dive up to 40 meters deep with a buddy.

This specialist deep freediving course will provide you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to dive to a maximum of 40 meters (131 feet)!  5 to 6 days of learning and freediving past the residual volume of your lungs.  Learn how to become a more confident, comfortable, and safer freediver. 22000 PHP. All equipment is included for the duration of the course. If needed towards the completion of the course, additional training/days with the instructor are available at a rate of 1000 PHP per session.

Basic Facts

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Prerequisites: 400m non-stop swim, and SSI Level 2 or equivalent certification
  • Minimum breath hold: 3:30
  • Days: 5
  • Max students per instructor: 4
  • Rescue depth: 20 meters
  • Maximum depth: 40 meters (130 feet)

Depth Training Session

For certified freedivers aiming to get better, those who need specific guidance, and/or experienced freedivers. Equipment not included. 1500 PHP per session with an instructor. Maximum of 4 per instructor.


Freediving Equipment Rental Rates  

Complete set: full wetsuit, low-volume mask, freediving fins, snorkel, weight belt, and weights, 750 PHP per day. We do not rent gear for autonomous freediving and/or training. Replacement of lost gear is the renter’s responsibility.

  • Wetsuit: 250
  • Fins: 250
  • Mask: 150
  • Snorkel: 100
  • Weight + Belt: 100
  • Safety Lanyard: 100
  • Noseclip: 100
  • Freediving Computer: 300
  • Action camera: 250

Learn about our Instructor Level courses here