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Address: Freedive-Panglao Alona Beach, 6340, Philippines
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+63 926 620 4768

At Freedive Panglao we offer professional Freediving courses from beginner...

At Freedive Panglao we offer professional Freediving courses from beginner to professional levels. Improve your Freediving skills with training and coaching tailored to your needs. Freedive Panglao is run by German national record holder Stefan Randig. Experience the underwater world of the Philippines... it will take your breath away!

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A great place to train and further your progression in freediving

I took my AIDA 3 star course with Freedive Panglao back in January. When we arrived we were welcomed very well by Stephan, one of the owners, he helped us with a few tips on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my AIDA 3 star course with Freedive Panglao back in January. When we arrived we were welcomed very well by Stephan, one of the owners, he helped us with a few tips on where to stay locally an arranged for us meet with John Folkvord the Instructor the next day. What can I say, John was spectacular, very... More 

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there to learn more about freediving and get some practice/training. The first person I met when walking in was Dorina, a lovely German/Filippina who was at that time working as an intern. She gave me all the information I needed and got me signed up in no time. The next day I did a crossover course to get... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Tim was our instructor for the ADIA** course. It was a great intro to freediving for my girlfriend and I who had never tried freediving before. Tim was very professional and patient with us and described everything in a lot of detail. It is a great set up at Freediving-Panglao with an awesome pool and easy access to the beach.... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I just completed my AIDA 2 certification with Freedive Panglao and John Folkvord is the best instructor ever. I've been freediving for sometime and finally decided to take the certification in order to focus more on the safety aspects of the sport, as well as to participate in an upcoming competition. It was surprising how much more I learned from... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

How to get there: Take a habal-habal (motorcycle tuktuk) from Alona Beach to Danao Beach (ask to be dropped off at Linaw); walk a bit or ask the locals where Freedive Panglao is What you will see: a simple two storey building, dive shop below, training room upstairs. AND TWO CHUBBY FLOOFY CATS who are there to make sure you... More 

Thank Mavicity C
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I went to Freedive-Panglao for my 1* course. I had the pleasure to be taught by John and it was a really great day! The teaching was straight forward, precise and he made sure regularly that I have understood all steps. The day was nicely structured and I quickly felt very comfortable and safe on land and under water. It's... More 

Thank Isabel M
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Freedive Panglao is a great location for freedive courses and training. I spent a few days there's training with Tim as my buddy and safety diver. Easy access from the dive shop, which is situated right on the beach, to unlimited depth and a nice relaxed vibe about the place. Highly recommended if you want to train with the pros.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We did an Aida 2-star course at Freedive Panglao. Overall a very friendly atmosphere, both staff and customers. Our instructor John Folkvord was very calm and patient; just what you need for freediving. There was great flexibility to cater to our specific needs. We would definitely recommend to go to this place, either for a course or for training.

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Panglao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Stefan is very professional and he teaches techniques with logic, patience and humour. He is very experienced and so kind. Stefan showed me the way to be comfortable during freediving. I deeply enjoyed the AIDA** training, I never had bet I could be so relaxed holding my breath underwater. I simply had fun. Everyone is professional and friendly at Freedive... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Freedive Panglao is the go-to place if you are interested in or already into freediving. It's got everything from calm and peaceful environment, fantastic people, professional instructors and friendly staffs, to perfect ocean condition. You will instantly fall in love with the place and the people.

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