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Apnea Total - Day Courses

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Address: 9/5 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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+66 81 956 5720
08:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:30

Apnea Total Koh Tao is the headquarters for the network of Freediving...

Apnea Total Koh Tao is the headquarters for the network of Freediving schools based around the world, it is an independent organization established in 2003, and the first freediving school in Southeast Asia operating for over 10 yrs. Monica Ganame (Argentina) and Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria (Spain) are the founders, the duo and their team are internationally recognized freedive instructors with vast experience in competitions, training and freediving education. Apnea Total has featured in the countless media publications worldwide that identify the school as the most reputable center for freedive education and training, including the travel guides of Lonely Planet and Guide du Routard. Their qualifications include dives deeper than 100 meters and static breath-holds of over 8 minutes.The Apnea Total Team promotes freedive education and safety from beginner to instructor level. To date, over 7,000 students have successfully completed Apnea Total courses. We hold two day beginner courses (Freediver, Static Apnea Clinics, a three day Advanced freediver course and the 4-5 week Masters course which covers every discipline involved in freediving.Our students are certified to such a standard that some have even gone on to open schools of they're own, such in Indonesia, Malaysia, Honduras, Panama and Maldives.

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Excellent experience at Apnea Total

I took freedive&advanced course and i had a great time. The instructors were all very professional and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend this school.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I took freedive&advanced course and i had a great time. The instructors were all very professional and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend this school.

Thank Avioz D
Beijing, China
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When I decided to come to Koh Tao to study the freediving course ,all of my friend all tell me I should go to Apnea Total ,and I accept that advise ,I spend two days to learn the freedive course ,and that was the most beauty and excited days in my whole holiday !My Perfect handsome coach morgan was a... More 

Thank 21936538
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was alone on the course and got the full attention of Selma, the best instructor ever. However, it wouldn't have played much difference if the course had been more populated. The diving itself was exiting and felt safe as the follow up/communication was very good. Had another instructor the third day, I took an extra lesson, he as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Really, really amazing experience with these guys learning freediving. It was mindblowing! The 2 teachers Scott and Aiven were absolutely fantastic. Really professional, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. On top of that, they were lovely guys :) I did the beginners freediving course (2 days.) My aims were simply to see how I felt about freediving and whether I'd enjoy it.... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to learn freediving. My instructor Capucine Paquot is very nice and professional, always motivating you to go further, but never pushing making the experience uncomfortable. I'm very happy with the school, and I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I took "Freediver Course" for 2 days. This short period gave me very good experience in the interesting sport and interesting group of people. All the crews in Apnea Total are friendly. My instructor, Morgan is very good teacher, patience, encourage and kind. He adapted the lesson in the water session to suit our small group of 3 people. The... More 

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this review

Thank you for coming with us! I'm very happy you noticed all the details we care about!! More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Apnea Total was hands-down my favorite experience that I had in my entire 1.5-month journey across SE Asia. I had been looking into doing my freediving certification while in Thailand, and of course there are numerous schools to do it through. Apnea Total is the longest-standing, consistently highly-rated freediving course in Koh Tao - for a reason. Their instructors are... More 

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this review

Beautiful review, thank you! We take your word of coming back! We adore you! More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I did 2 courses, level 1, 2 and I had a great time learning with Apnea Total. My instructors are Morgan and Capucine, they are really knowledgeable and professional they know how to motivate others, and they genuinely help you to push your personal limits. They are also very kind, fun and Amazing people in person. All people at Apnea... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent training and awesome experience! The instructors are stellar and patiently coach you through. I did the freediving course and started off with Fernando who was patient and amazing but who unfortunately got sick during our second day and then we had Selma who was also super amazing! She was really thorough with the technique, a great coach and encouraged... More 

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this review

Yes!!! Come back one day soon for more underwater adventures! More 

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A very belated review. I learned to freedive at ApneaTotal about a year ago. Got the bug - in large measure due to outstanding teaching by ApneaTotal instructors - and have been diving around Asia since. I have not seen a better place or a better team. Emphasis on individual gets everyone to dive to their best. Highly recommended Alex... More 

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review!!! Your are very right, we focus in the needs and aspirations of every student in a personalize manner. We hope you come back for more!!!! More 

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