Apnea Bali
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Apnea Bali is the only freediving school in Tulamben, Bali. We offer Apnea Total, AIDA and PADI courses, as well as competition coaching and depth training. Our main goal is not to give you a certification card, but rather to adapt and tailor our sessions according to each student's actual needs and progress. By combining our high standard of courses, extensive teaching experience and personalised approach, we will make you the best freediver you can be. All our courses includes a fun diving at the USAT Liberty Wreck :) Join us in this amazing experience!
Tulamben, Indonesia
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Wesley Choo
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Awesome experience! my instructor Emma is a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of thought into how she presents the material. Her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient with everyone in class always encouraging her students to try. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning free diving in apnea bali.
Written 27 July 2022
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Thanks very much for your review! im very glad to read that you enjoyed that much your course. Hope to see you again for the next level!
Written 17 August 2022
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ynlaii
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My first attempt in free diving course with Emma. She was truly an outstanding instructor. My gratitude to you for all you have done. I truly appreciate you and your time you spent helping me in many occasions. Thank you very much for the course. I enjoyed every minute of your lecture.
Written 27 July 2022
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Thanks so much for you review! lovely to have you during the course, you had amazing progress during this days. Hope you keep on practicing and that we meet again to keep exploring the dephts of the ocean!
Written 17 August 2022
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sToOoNe
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Great experience! My instructor Emma is professional and knowledgeable. She pointed out my flaws after each dive and suggest a way to improve on it. She also encouraged me a lot along the three days. On the first day I had equalization problems and I only reached 3 meters. Under her coaching, I managed to reach 12 meters on the third day. It’s amazing to see my improvements. And the fun dive at the liberty at the end of the course is super cool! Really appreciate it!
Written 8 July 2022
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thank you for you review! your perseverance truly make the difference and you were able to overcome so many aspects during the course. Im very proud of your achivements and i hope you are too! hope to see you again soon to keep expanding your knowledge and improving your dephts.
Written 17 August 2022
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mail_kb
San Francisco, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I had a wonderful two day intro to freediving course with Valentina, who was a thoughtful instructor, able to guide me into doing more than I ever thought I could.

Before the course I was relatively comfortable snorkeling, but less so when going underwater. Between Vale's theory classes and one-on-one coaching sessions in the ocean, I was able to stay relaxed, go deeper, and stay longer than I've ever been able to.

Higlights:
- one-on-one coaching on the line with Vale - she'd first observe, point out things that went right, and focus on one item to improve, with clear and specific directions and demonstrating the right and wrong way. It was perfect.
- final freediving session off an old wreck overgrown with cool coral
- all the instructors are doggie moms, adopting abandoned strays :-)
Written 26 June 2022
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Thanks you so much for your kind words. it was great to have you as a student! your progress in only two days was outstanding, i hope you are very proud of yourself. Remember to keep on practicing to get that duck dive smooth! Hope to have you back soon.
Written 29 June 2022
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Demosthenes88
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Perfect place to learn how to freedive or advance your freediving education. Easy access to deep water and great, fun instructors who know their stuff! My wife and I worked with Valentina (Vale) who was terrific and helped us freedive to 20m (~70ft) as part of the AIDA 2 course and we both feel much more comfortable with our freediving skills now which will be a great help with our recreational spearfishing.
Written 24 June 2022
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Thank you for your review! You guys made it looks so easy. Im sure all this new skills will make a huge difference when spearfishing making you feel much safer and always paying attention to your body alarms. hope out paths cross again, maybe next time in mexico for level 2!
Written 29 June 2022
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Jurate M
Lithuania1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The course was great (Wave 1). With the right amount of theory and practices. My instructor Valentina was amazing. She explained everything patiently and in a very understandable way. The communication was very easy. I felt very safe and comfortable all the time.
They really care about what they teach and how they do it and about you. All the course was done in a very professional level. It exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend Apnea Bali diving center and Valentina who has made this experience unforgettable 🙂Thank you!
Written 23 June 2022
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Thank you for your kind words! Im Happy the course meet your expectations. Your progress in the water was amazing, always forward! Hope you keep pursing free diving you definitely have the mindset and the strength to become great at it.
Written 29 June 2022
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Johno E
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This place lives up to the hype - the course was great, with just the right amount of theory and practical. My instructor Vale was great - she was very patient and attentive. I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable with anything we did.
The equipment and HQ are great, and finishing off diving the wreck was amazing. Highly recommended.
Written 17 April 2022
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Thank you for your review! You did an great during your course! Hope you come back soon to keep on practicing your skills! see you underwater!
Written 29 June 2022
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Ghea M
Guayaquil, Ecuador7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Went to a one week trip to see some whales with Apnea Bali in Sri Lanka, and it was epic! Not only they organized an awesome trip, but the attitude and knowledge sharing of fun facts about whale and how to best approach them in a good manner was absolute best. They managed some cultural trips to a temple which was nice. Hope to join another trip and some coaching with them soon, because their energy level is insane! Loving the vibe, always.
Written 9 April 2022
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We loved to have you and Nico in the trip! i wouldn't been the same without you guys! Definitely a trip to remember forever ! Hope you guys get the chance to come too Bali soon, we miss you!!!
Written 29 June 2022
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iyutsiregar
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Apnea Bali is not just a school, it's like a family, the vibe is different, the energy is so strong!!! Julia and Eli make this school just different you can tell!! Their coaches are different too ! Emma Vale Agus !!! And one thing is this!! They'll help you to your dream!!! Not theirs not others ! It can be your personal dream!! Cause it happens to me!!! I only want to dive with whale and somehow ... it happens!!! Don't be hesitate to tell them what your goal... and you can sense the vibe!!! Love you all so much apnea bali!!!
Written 8 April 2022
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Thank you so much for your review! You have become part of our family and we are always happy to see you come back! We love you Ruth!
Written 29 June 2022
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maxdlgranducado
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
I took my instructor course with Julia.
I was recommended to join her course by almost all my friends when I told them I would be going to Bali.
She’s a big freedive nerd and a well of knowledge!
A tidbit of knowledge that I found particularly interesting: Asian people seem to have more difficulty to equalize, and her theory is that in their native language they don’t have sounds that do proper locks needed for equalization - this making harder for them to do Frenzel.

She gave us a lot of insights, and thanks to her expertise in several freediving organisations, she could argue why things are taught differently and weigh pros/cons.
She also succeeds in balancing banters and pressure to get the best of ourselves.

I’m now part of the growing list that highly recommend her, and her team at Apnea Bali!
Written 1 April 2022
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Thanks for your review Max! Its was great to see you grow as a freediver and as an instructor, we are sure you will be a great one if you decide to start teaching! Our doors are always open for you! hope you come back soon!
Written 29 June 2022
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