“Highlight of our 2 months trip to the Philippines! I don’t know where to start, everything about our freediving course with Emil was fantastic – I would give 10 stars if I could!
Emil came by our hotel the night before to bring us our course material and from that moment on we knew we were in good hands. He took such good care of us, he really customized the course to our wishes and needs and did everything to make my girlfriend and I feel comfortable and safe in and outside the water. (He even improvised a nasal rinse for me since I was a little congested and had some problems to equalize.)
In other freediving schools in the Philippines you get two 90min classroom lessons and two 90min water sessions in the course of two days. Emil instead really gave us the time we needed and in the end we spent three full days freediving and learning with him and the course day ended, when we were exhausted (but stoked) after a long water session. He’s got so much love for this sport and the ocean and he really cares about you having a great time and making progress, without ever putting any pressure on you.
We’re so glad we went to Romblon, which was definitely one of our favourite islands in the Philippines and we’re so glad, we got to meet Emil. He’s a brilliant teacher, so much fun to hang out with (and share a beer with) and probably the nicest person we met in our 2 months in this beautiful country.
I genuinely miss this guy and whenever I’m back in that area I will take my next freediving course at Dumagat Freedive.
Thanks so much for everything – good luck for the search and see you soon, Emil! Servus.”