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Apnea Total - Day Courses

#36 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
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9/224 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 81 956 5720
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Amazing class. Awesome, attentive instructors.

I did the 2-day beginner freediving course, and I had such a fabulous time. I'm over 50, and live... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cblue808
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Kealakekua, Hawaii
Inspiring people and an amazing experience

Went for the two days beginning freediving course on a friends recommendation. It's insane how much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophitee
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London, United Kingdom
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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 15 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 centre for freedive education and training. 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 12,000 students have successfully completed Apnea Total courses. Currently there are schools teaching AT system worldwide.
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9/224 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I did the 2-day beginner freediving course, and I had such a fabulous time. I'm over 50, and live in Hawaii, so I do swim often. I got way more than I expected out of this class. I had some sinus problems the first day,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the two days beginning freediving course on a friends recommendation. It's insane how much your breath holding capacity increases after just the first days teaching. I struggled a lot with a blocked ear that wouldn't equalise though, so I couldn't reach the depths...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It can feel like koh tao is just a scuba island but there is so much more. Apnea total has a wonderful free diving program with extremely attentive instructors. They are really efficient on the boat and in the class room so you feel trained...More

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haha!!! luckily there wasn't a Spanish and German speaking students! Arnoud will be speaking the 4 languages at the same time!!! Thanks for your review! for us is an important feedback.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished my two days of freediving course, and I highly recommend the whole experience! Having struggled with some difficulties to equalize the pressure in one ear, the instructor found alternative exercises for me, recommended some homework, and I was super happy when those...More

Thank Cyril H
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks to you!!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the beginner freedive course in May and absolutely loved my experience. My instructor was JP and I felt really comfortable with him and safe in the water. All of the staff are friendly and helpful and have great advice. I was the only...More

Thank zoewintravel
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Like you said we never cancel courses. I hope you keep freediving and come back for more!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very happy with my choice to start my freediving with Apnea Total. Lots of options on the island and prices are pretty standard everywhere so it really comes down to the service and dedication of the staff. Apnea Total is completely focused on...More

Thank MadAdaM111
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes!! the first time is so important! No pressure, no pushing, yes to challenge and enjoyment!! Thanks for your review!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About one year after my Freediver course with Apnea Total, I returned to take this Advanced Freediver course. Apnea Total staffs always give me warm welcome every time I visit there. It is like a small family. I have also done a coaching with instructor...More

Thank Bongkotrat K
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Excellent!! like you said don't need to worry just enjoy it!!!! Thanks for the review!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the skills and knowledges I learned from Apnea Total's Advanced Freediver course really gain my confidence in diving deeper, calmer and importanly – more fun. The lessons of Exhale Dive and Static Apnea really help me to understand my body sensation and reaction, which...More

Thank Ekapon K
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you guys for taking time out of the water to write a review!! I can arrange next 2 week of the Master Course anytime!!!! Keep on taking beautiful pics underwater!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Last week I attended Apnea Total's freediving courses (beginner and advanced) and I was NOT dissapointed! I reached all my goals with the help of JP, Arnaud, Adam and the rest of the team... 30 meters and more than 5 minuts with the static breathholding...More

Thank Mathias V
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review us! Take credit for your achievements you did a very good job my friend!!!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I took my freedive 1 course with Apnea Total in May 2018 and really loved it. I immediately felt comfortable and properly coached by Anne and Aven and, thanks to them, achieved goals I didn't think I was capable of. A real experience in a...More

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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for recommend us! We are happy you had a good time while learning and challenging yourself with great results. Keep on freediving!!

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Response from Monica G | Property representative |
Hello, the basic, Freediver Course ( 2 days) 5500THB and the Advanced Freediver Course ( 3 days) 7000THB. For more info and description of the courses visit Apnea Total website.
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