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.

Hannah & Jack, U.K.

Unexpectedly, one of the highlights of our 5 month trip! …Firstly, awesome guys, and they didn’t try to sell anything to us at all, so were off to a good start. Secondly, they had literally the perfect thing for us: their ‘Discover Freediving’ morning or afternoon course. After a brief chat about what it would involve, we decided to go for it. Next day we did the course…. It was by far, the best decision we could have made, and was actually I think one of my highlights of our 5 month round-world trip! The guys are so sound yet professional, and Emil was such a clear, calming, patient teacher. I won’t go into too much detail about the course content, but basically on the shore, among many other things, we learnt all about how to breathe before and after the dives, and how to deal with the urges to breath when the CO2 builds up; then in the water we put it all into practice (and even were privileged enough to do it alongside Sylvain while he did his own personal training – involving 60m+ dives!). The whole time Emil was talking us through everything, encouraging us, telling us where we could improve, and was even diving down with us on every dive (for safety, and presumably so he could assess our progress). After the ‘official’ training, Emil stayed out with us in the water for as long as we wanted while we practiced everything we had just learnt, giving tips and/or encouragement when we asked/needed it. Back on shore I was on cloud 9 and we hung around for a good while eating cake in the amazing beach/forest setting with the guys and kind of part debriefed, part shared our new-found enthusiasm for the sport, and part just talked nonsense! Anyway, gotta stop typing now! All in all it was really a great experience and I couldn’t recommend it higher. We probably would have done further training if we had more time and a higher budget.”