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.

Janis & Lea, Germany

“I am pretty sure there are adventures or activities on this planet some people will say are insanely great and other people won’t get hyped or touched by at all. Traveling around 10 years visiting nearly 20 countries, I would 100% say this is the way things are working and that’s fine. But that was before we went to Romblon to do a freediving course at Dumagat Freedive. Actually it was so nice I really thought about not writing a review while hoping this wonderful place should stay the same till I go there again. But that wouldn’t be fair and everybody should know what a beautiful pearl is laying there in the center of the Philippines. I really think experiences like this will make the world a better place… you will know when you will go! So I made myself a TripAdvisor account just to tell you what’s up with Freediving, Romblon and Emil. Freediving is a way of diving which concentrates on the ability to connect your mind with your body to achieve a state of high relaxation and control. You will be able to do things you probably thought were impossible. And yes you are gonna be diving without an oxygen tank on your back. Romblon is a small island you can orbit via coastline street in about 2 hours and it is breathtakingly :) nice… On this colourful island you will hardly find a single person who is not smiling, in a friendly way. And if you stop, it won’t take long to have contact with the locals which means you will most often have a drink and a snack and perhaps a new friend. Emil ( the founder of Dumagat Freedive) has Filipino roots but also spent some years in the U.S studying, so the course will be optionally held in English. He is such a cool, relaxed, polite and funny guy, you could easily think he is a friend you are traveling with instead of him being your teacher. Actually we spent most of the time together cooking, meeting locals and having a drink, watching a movie or simply having a talk about whatever feels worth talking about. He as a person is really enjoyable, he as a diving teacher is simply the best I ever had by far! I had a couple since a started scuba years ago. Whatever you imagine a teacher should be like, he is. Whatever you imagine a teacher shouldn’t be like, he isn’t… The only thing which is below average are the prices per course Emil charges. What a great dude.. I never had any kind of homesickness, but yeah I miss that place. See you again for sure. You did an incredibly great Job…”