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Apnea Total

Address: Moo 10/1 Sairee Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 81 956 5720
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Ranked #11 of 96 Activities in Ko Tao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Apnea Total Koh Tao is the headquarters for the network of Freediving schools based around the...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: 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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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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Weymouth, UK
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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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Oslo, Norway
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had an awesome time learning how to free dive in koh tao. I was very happy to meet very proffesional and friendly instructors. My insrtuctor made me feel very comfortable in the open water and i'm glad that i was not forced to go beyond what i was comfortable with. Freediving is an awesome sport and I am very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Joined these guys to do the Master Freediver course, completely enjoyed it! Training was fun, safe and got loads of tips to be a better freediver. Would definitely recommend doing the Master course if you would like to further your freediving knowledge and experience. If you are looking at their other courses, would recommend them too! They are very experienced... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I just did the 2-day beginner course followed by a 3-day advanced course, and the whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Starting with the beginner course, the class teacher Tobin was excellent - personable, funny, encouraging and engaging, he really drew us into the world of Freediving. The class was small, consisting of just 5 or 6 people,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are interested in freediving and getting some professional tuition, these guys are the best you can expect to get. Very experienced instructors, a great team and very professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Free diving is an amazing sport I just discovered at Koh Tao. It brings you deep in your body as you dive down at great depths in the ocean. It is a deeply enjoyable and meditative yoga like experience and you learn about the amazing capacities our human bodies have to survive at great depths a you go down a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

İ had a two day beginner course. İt was such a great experience for me as i was a bit scared of open water. i learnt some breathing techniques first. then i had dives. The staff was very helpful. They really know what they are doing and i felt very safe and enjoyed free diving with them.

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