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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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Life changing experience

Amazing sport learnt with amazing instructors. Was an absolute pleasure. Everything was efficient and professional. All the staff was super friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing sport learnt with amazing instructors. Was an absolute pleasure. Everything was efficient and professional. All the staff was super friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Thanks a lot to Nigel, Arturo and all the Apnea Total Team ! See you soon for a new adventure !!!!! I strongly recommend Apnea Total !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This course surpassed my expectations in terms of a pure freediving experience. I couldn't recommend it enough. Even if you're in the slightest umming and arring on trying freediving.. just do it. Guaranteed it's going to change your life in some positive way.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Wow. I was blown away by what I was able to learn with the pro's at Apnea Total. During my first visit I did both the Freediver and Advanced Freediver Course. I was so impressed I came back and did my Dive Master Training there. Coming back next year for my Instructor Certification. I've never been so comfortable in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the best courses that I have ever done. Superb instructors...Small groups.It was really worth to attend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you're into freediving, this is definetly the place to go at Koh Tao. They have experienced instructors that actually tought us a lot about the different breathing techniques and how we should move under water. You really get to push yourself, and see where you're limits are. 3 students per instructor, so nobody falls in the background. Very focused... More 

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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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