“Already looking forward to my trip back!
Upon the suggestion of a common friend, I decided to check out Dumagat Freedive during a trip to (beautiful, peaceful) Romblon late last year; didn’t really have plans to do freediving prior; but still checked out the place and spoke with Emil a bit, and decided then and there to at least go for the introductory course.
Emil’s probably one of the best instructors I’ve had — I love how chill he is, and considering I have some anxiety issues when in open water (and with no scuba gear or at least fins on), I quickly learned to relax, breathe properly, and have lots of fun at the same time! It rained quite hard at one point, and I really loved the contrast of being underwater and all its serenity versus surfacing to heavy pounding rain. Saw one of the resident sea turtles as well, which was def a treat!
If heading to Romblon, I’d definitely suggest to spend at least a few days in this part of the island and not just stay in town for the whole duration. And do consider taking a course with Dumagat if you’re even the least bit interested in exploring unspoilt nature — you won’t regret it! and you’ll get to meet a pretty fun bunch as well!
My only disappointment was that I didn’t have more days in the island to do a proper course. But hey, it’s one of many reasons to go back!”