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“Best freediving school ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Apnea Total - Day Courses

Apnea Total - Day Courses
9/5 Moo 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
+66 81 956 5720
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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.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best freediving school ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thank you for greate experience guys!
I did all the possible courses, including instructor course, which was awesome...
Greate training and family-like team, I am glad I become a part of it

Visited January 2014
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Will be sad to see the kids flying or diving away, we would love you to stay longer on Koh Tao. I'm sure you will do a good job in Vietnam representing Apnea Total.
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Ko Tao, Thailand
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“Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I did the course in September having being meaning to do it for months before. Had the lovely Silv as my instructor for the novice course and it blew my mind! Being a lover of bottled air and although having plenty of scuba experience, I have never been comfortable underwater without a reg in my mouth, probably the main reason i wanted to do this! And wow! I made it to the bottom of the 20m rope on the second day! Silv was very patient and knowledgeable when I struggled with equalisation, being able to provide alternative options to overcome this. Everyone should do this!

Visited September 2013
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Turin, Barcelona, Auckland
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Done the freediving course (first level, 2 days duration) in October 2013. It was an amazing experience. During the morning (9 to 11 circa) you do the theoretical part that includes breathing tecniques and safety instructions, and then you have more or less 2 hours in the water in a bay 10 minutes drive away on the other side of the island. I imagine the location may differ depending on the season. We were 6 or 7 doing the course and you have an instructor for each 2 of you.
Truly a nice experience with very skilled trainers. It was fun!
Just a note about the course (at least the basic i have done): do not expect to swim like a fish at 10 or 20 meters and see the beautiful underwater world around you. Most likely you will see the deep blue and nothing else while following the line down.Be prepared!

Visited October 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Extremelly nice experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Free diving instructors were amazing and very professional. During two days free diving course I got to know my body and limits much better in water. This experience exceeded my expectations and it really got me interested in free diving world. All credits to Apnea!

Visited September 2013
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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“A very good experiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Did the lvl one freediveing course when i was visiting Koh tao. Had a very good time and learned so much. The teachers and crew were all excellent.
Hoping to go back some time soon to take the advance course.

Visited October 2013
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