Dumagat Freedive International Freediving School

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

Alexandra, Philippines

“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!”

Author: Dumagat Freedive International Freediving School

Learn and experience freediving in Dauin with the country’s longest-tenured professional freediving instructor. Dumagat Freedive is a locally operated professional freediving center in the Philippines. The center offers courses from beginner to instructor levels. Formerly situated on the island of Romblon, it has since moved to Dauin in Negros Oriental. The center delivers personalized freediving education using SSI’s world-class training methods, materials, and standards. Come and see us for your next freediving adventure!