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Address: 9/5 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 81 956 5720
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Description: 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, Honduras, Panama and Ireland.
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Great place to go for training. Did the beginner course here and went on to do the advanced course on Bali (also very good). Big thank you to Sylvia and Arturo who were with us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to go for training. Did the beginner course here and went on to do the advanced course on Bali (also very good). Big thank you to Sylvia and Arturo who were with us out in the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really great experience. First day I managed 13 meters underwater. I went on a DST SCUBA dive the day before and only went to twelve. They push you always to the edge of your comfort zone - but you never feel out of it. Arturo my teacher spoke excellent english and was an excellent teacher - key word being TEACHER.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I thought the review where a bit exaggerated, not at all, both my experience at apnea total and what I observed others doing were amazing. A tremendous amount of fun and progression beyond expectations. What they advertise is what you get and more...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I really can't say enough good about Apnea Total. Before doing the class I was afraid it might be a bit boring, however the instructors were amazing and it really ended up being one of my best experiences on the island. I actually ended up canceling my scuba dives for the rest of the week and coming back to Apnea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I did my advanced free diving course and was very happy with the ease with which Camilla,Marco and Lisa were able to take me to depths of 25mts!! There was no pressure to attain any targets and very gentle and loving support in testing your limits.A must try!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you want to try freediving this is the spot, first day was hard, second day was unbelievable, hooked after the third, Instructors are pros and great crack! Class sport! Went to Koh Tao for the diving, thankfully found Apnea, Freediving all the way !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Freediving might not be for everyone. But if you're up for the underwater challenge, wow, there's nothing like it. I'm typing this having just completed the advanced course at Apnea Total plus a coaching day and really having nothing but praise for the instructors. Nikki was really friendly and I felt totally read for the advanced course after a day's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As an expedition leader and outdoor instructor, there are few outdoor pursuits that I have had yet to try. I initially came to Koh Tao to dive but thought I'd give free diving a go as it was unlike anything I've ever done, including SCUBA diving. I was warned that I'd be hooked and it didn't take long to reel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Enjoyed a two day course with great instructors. All if us were surprised at what they made us achieve, Apnea Total made free diving easy, fun and safe.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice staff, experienced and helpful. Got great progress during one week training and practice. Would like to be there once again.

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