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Apnea Total - Day Courses

#37 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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Great place to learn freediving!

I would recommend Apnea Total Koh Tao! Great staff! Everyone’s very professional! Cool vibe! I did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie F
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Montreal, Canada
Really Fun & Educational

We really enjoyed our time with our instructor Matteo. We learned a lot and he made us feel relaxed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JayMulvaney
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Ko Lipe, Thailand
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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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9/224 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend Apnea Total Koh Tao! Great staff! Everyone’s very professional! Cool vibe! I did my class with Arnaud. The class was amazing! He really takes the time to explain everything well and makes sure that we understand what we are supposed to do...More

Thank Marie F
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very happy you have a good experience with us. I'm sure you will continue practicing. It was very nice to have you for a while at the school, the boat and the water with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time with our instructor Matteo. We learned a lot and he made us feel relaxed and explained things very well. The class room sessions were enjoyable and prepared us well for the water sessions. Overall Apnea Total felt like a very...More

Thank JayMulvaney
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you!!!!!! For freediving with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am extremely impressed by the Apnea Total free diving course, it was really an amazing experience!! Very professional and nice team. The instructors are highly competent and they love what they do. You always feel to be among friends and the overall experience is...More

Thank Claudio_Cerquetti
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Claudio! We are waiting for you to hop to Koh Tao again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve done the Freediver and the Advanced course! And even if its just 5 days all together,you learn so much about yourself,your body and of course about freediving!! We had a cool and sympathetic instructor...noo stress,no hurry and always positive! (Thanks to J.P.✌️)..and Thanks to...More

Thank Chris4200000
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ha ha! we are all characters, some funnier than others and some crazy ones. We all share the love for freediving!!! Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank cblue808
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I bet now you can spend more quality time with the dolphins! Pleasure to have you and your hubby with us We will meet again in the blue hopefully in Hawaii!

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

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

Thank Sophitee
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Monica Ganame A, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very happy you enjoy it!!! Come back for more girl!!

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 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

Thank Adam D
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Monica G, Owner at Apnea Total - Day Courses, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

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 June 24, 2018 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 June 25, 2018

Thanks to you!!!!!

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 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 June 25, 2018

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 June 20, 2018 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 June 25, 2018

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

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Response from Monica Ganame A | 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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