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Address: 9/134 Moo 4 Phuket Country Home | Luang Pho Chaem Rd, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 83 185 6989
08:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are Sarah Whitcher and Richard Wonka, Freedivers, Instructors, Judges...

We are Sarah Whitcher and Richard Wonka, Freedivers, Instructors, Judges and founders of We Freedive.

We Freedive is about giving freedivers Quality Freediving Education in a safe, productive and enjoyable environment.

As the only AIDA, Apnea International and PADI Freediver Instructor Training Centre world wide, we place a high value in the quality of our instructor development training and courses.

We Freedive freediving courses and training for the absolute beginner all the way to a full-time professional level. Individual training packages to suit your personal requirements are possible.

We Freedive (Thailand) is based in Phuket, Thailand. Outside of Thailand, we run courses in Malaysia, Indonesia and throughout South East Asia. - If you are planning a training camp, let us know and we can train at your favourite site!

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Highest Quality Freediving Education

I have just completed a five-day customized session with Richard. As a fellow freediving instructor, Richard is a mentor who has a wealth of experience and resources to tap on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have just completed a five-day customized session with Richard. As a fellow freediving instructor, Richard is a mentor who has a wealth of experience and resources to tap on. Being a good freediver is quite a different matter to being a good instructor. Given Richard's passion, methodological approach to the sport, and years of teaching; they have qualified him... More 

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richardwonka, Owner at We Freedive, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you for the engaging training sessions! I am looking forward to covering more ground next time! :) More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The intructors focuses on quality and getting you relaxed. Worked very well for me. Its a real personalized session. Ive been to many other schools and this one stands out best because of the attention and care the instructor gives to you. Would definately recommend to anyone looking for a good place to learn with emphasis on the student.

Thank Kimba L
richardwonka, Owner at We Freedive, responded to this review

Hello Kim, We're glad you enjoyed the We Freedive experience - this is exactly what we are all about. We are looking forward to your next training sessions here! :) More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I was working in Khao Lak as snorkling guide for couple of months. Got introduced to this awesome sport (and also a way of living and thinking as I later discovered). I wanted to get some professional knowledge before diving deeper (pun intended) to this awesome world. Gladly I found We Freedive in Phuket. At first I did the beginner... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Thanks to Richard and Sarah for two very enjoyable days of recreational freediving. Day one was diving from a drifting buoy in deep water. Day two was a fun day in a shallow, protected bay over a wreck and an opportunity to explore a nearby sheltered rocky gully with resident moray eel. Boat transport to and from the dives was... More 

4 Thank NoBSSydney
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

For anybody willing to learn freediving, and anybody willing to improve their freediving skills, We Freedive is definitely amongst the very best school you can find. I arrived in Phuket early January 2017 with a level 3 SSI certificate and I had followed one year before a forty days intensive "master training" in Koh Tao... I considered myself a quite... More 

65 Thank Patataq
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I had a great time joining the 3 day AIDA 2 free diving course instructed by Richard from We Freedive. His way of teaching was very dedicated, friendly, passionate. The lessons contained a well balanced mix of theory and practice. Richard has the ability to quickly figure out how to get his students to the next level of being a... More 

4 Thank bengaleous
Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Whilst planning my trip to Thailand I wanted to do some free diving, and after a search online I came across We Freedive and thought it would be nice to finally get some coaching on free diving with the aim to get past the barriers I have experienced in the past. My ultimate goal was hoping I would get past... More 

7 Thank Divedeepbaby
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Great freediving school. Our instructor Pete Botman was very professional and friendly and took great care of us on the 3 day course. We learned a lot and are now equipped with the skills needed to practice this sport safely. Freediving is an amazing journey, both within the water and within yourself. Highly recommend this school!!

2 Thank Vincent B
Vercelli, Italy
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

It is my second time that I freedive with WE FREEDIVE. Every time I do approx. 10 lessons. I have chosen to stay in a hotel in Raway only because I am very close to WE FREEDIVE. They are excellent instructors and great athletes: Richard, Sarah, Pete and Guillaume. Besides going to freedive in the sea, they offer also the... More 

6 Thank Giulio S
Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Thanks to Pete who brought us to Coral Island for free diving, giving us many interesting hints to improve our techniques. We set off from Chalong Pier and anchored on a quite bay. We enjoyed very much the freediving session on deep waters first (15 m) and on a wreck near the coast later (8 m). Amazing, colorful fishes and... More 

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