Master advanced Freediving techniques that will enable you to dive down 20 metres on a single breath of air on the second day! Our Freediving school, set on a cool tropical island in Thailand, teaches you correct techniques, the physiology and science behind being able to do advance freediving. Either complete an eye opening beginner or Advanced course, or come stay a while with a full blown freediving master.

 Become an Xtreme Freediving Master In Thailand

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Why Learn to Freedive?

Some would say Freediving allows you to achieve what most consider impossible. Overcoming that perception is one of the main reasons to try it.But actually the real reason is because it is an amazing thing to do.  Once you are into free diving it will open up a whole new world to you.  It’s hard to comprehend what it is about until you have tried it.  But just imagine practising their sport every day, that opens you up to a completely new environment and something that you will continuously get better at.  How extreme you want to go well that’s up to you, but living on a tropical island interacting with Marine life and getting amazing free diving skills well that’s worth spending some time on.

What will you learn?

On our Thailand Freediving course you will learn how to overcome your fears and decent down to 30 to 40 metres holding your breath. Advanced techniques are taught by highly experienced instructors, allowing you to experience the amazing underwater world of Koh Tao. If you are on a short break go for the beginner and advanced course, if you want to spend some decent time here, become a freedive Master.

Was this trip might not be right for everyone if you do like the water then you can take your snorkelling experience to the next level you would genuinely be amazed by how capable you can be under the water.

Beginner – 1 Week

Freediving beginner

Advanced 2 Weeks

Freediving advanced

Master Course – 6 Weeks

Freediving  Master

Free Diving Highlights:

  • Ideal for a short holiday or cool activity to add to your gap year
  • Totally unique programme, feel free
  • 1 week    for a beginner course.
  • 2 weeks for a beginner & advanced course.
  • 6 weeks to become a master!
  • Freediving up to 20 meters within 2 days
  • For the more advanced: freediving up to 40 meters!
  • No dive equipment needed
  • See turtles, tropical fish and more!
  • Experience the stunning under water world
  • Accommodation on the beautiful Thai island Koh Tao
  • Stay one day and night in a luxury hotel in the buzzing backpackers area of Bangkok upon arrival

 

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Beginner Freediver course (max 20 meters) 2 day course

An introduction to Apnea (Freediving). During this course we will take you down to 20 metres in a controlled environment through the use of relaxation and breath hold techniques.

First Day

Gili Freediving Programme IndonesiaWe start with theory (in the morning), this is an introduction to the different disciplines and principals of freediving. We will cover the   equipment and talk about what is possible and how You will learn more about the body and what makes it possible to dive to depths. It is fascinating really as you learn all about innate reflexes in the human body that assist us under water.

We then look at   breathing techniques,   theory of duck-diving and conserving energy, descent and ascent.

In the afternoon we will head out on the boat to try out the theory and put it into practice. This will involve warming up and preparation equalization duck-dive practice and kicking technique dives and you will go to a maximum of 12 meters.

Second Day

  • Theory (in the morning)
  • safety
  • Pranayama
  • proper pre-dive and post-dive breathing

Advanced freediving course (max 40 meters) 3 day course

For all of you who have completed the Freediver Course and want to go deeper and for a longer time, this is your course. The advance course lasts 3 days and is divided in theory and water exercises.

First Day

  • Xtreme Gap Year Freediving Course (4)Theory (in the morning)
  • advanced breathing techniques
  • pre-dive breathing pattern
  • warm up routine
  • advanced equalization
  • Water (in the afternoon)
  • warming up and preparation
  • negative dives

Second Day

  • Theory (in the morning)
  • training techniques Breakpoint
  • stretching
  • diet
  • safety
  • Water (in the afternoon)
  • full warmup technique and preparation.
  • NPSD (Negative pressure static dive)
  • deep dives (max. allowed 40 meters)

Third Day

  • Theory (in the morning)
  • mammalian dive reflex
  • advanced static apnea preparation
  • Water (in the afternoon)
  • static apnea (pool or sea)

This is an intense freediving course. Aims of this course include deeper dives to depths between 30 – 40 meters, and an introduction to static apnea with breath-holds of a 3-minute minimum.

Master freediving course (6 weeks including beginner and advanced)

Freediving Xtreme Gap (5)During this course you improve your freediving skills in every aspect, Deep equalization, time and depth are improvements. You will have an specific breathing and training sessions depending on your capacity practising different disciplines, free-immersion,constant weight, unassisted, dynamics and static.

You’ll be diving everyday and we will film you in different days to improve your technique and see your progress.

We will also introduce different breathing techniques and cover different topics: physiology, diet, training, visualization and more. The Master course is an internship training programme where you will maximize your freediving potential. You will practice all major freedive disciplines of free immersion, dynamics, static, constant weight with fins, unassisted, no limits and variable weight. Plus masters will assist instructors for all freediving course levels.

Accommodation

A 30 second walk from the Muay Thai training camp you will find your beautiful new, safe and clean home from home.

Our accommodation is one of the few places on the island with a swimming pool, which in 30 degrees heat is a god send after training. Your room, big and comfortable, will have an en-suite and there is a maid service. There is a laundry service (approx €1 per big bag load) as well. Linen and towels are provided.

Room options

Please note the standard fan room is the default room we provide unless upgrading room class.

Standard Fan Room

Recommended!!! Our most basic standard of accommodation, with your own bathroom, satellite television, twin beds, ceiling fan and private terrace to enjoy the garden view and socialising.

  • Fan
  • Satelite TV
  • Internet Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Your own own Shower and Toilet

Comfort Fan Room

Our newest rooms, recently built they are beautifully decorated and furnished for your relaxation. Larger than our Standard Room range, they are very close to our swimming pool and sunbathing area.

  •  Satelite TV
  • Internet Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Your own Shower and toilet

Standard Airconditioning Room

Basic accommodation, with your own bathroom, satellite television, twin beds, air-conditioning and private terrace to enjoy the garden view and socialising.

  • Airconditioning
  • Satelite TV
  • Hot shower
  • Internet Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Your own Shower & Toilet

 

More Accommodation Information

Follow this link to our Blog post with more details and pictures regarding the accommodation on Koh Tao.

 

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

The freediving school is located on a tropical island in Thailand, named Koh Tao. So when you are not exploring the sea bed, you will be living your life in paradise! Xtreme Gap has partnered with the regions leading freediving school, which is an independent organization established in 2004 by internationally recognized freediving instructors. The team has vast experience in training and participating in worldwide freediving competitions. Their qualifications include dives deeper than 80 meters and static breath-holds of over 7.5 minutes.
  • In summary a freediver enjoys the following:
  •  No decompression limits.
  • No heavy cumbersome and slow equipment.
  • No costs of hiring expensive equipment to go diving.
  • No restrictions on flying.
  • No bubbles to scare the fish.
  • Freediving is popular because:
  • It is a low cost sport.
  • It pushes your limits giving you a great sense of achievement on a good dive.
  • It is extremely good for fitness and cardio levels.
  • If you like the sea it gives you total freedom and flexibility – no scary bubbles (fish don ´t like bubbles) not nitrogen build up, and plenty of fun gliding through the water.

Freediving is diving under the water without assistance from a scuba tank filled with oxygen. It comes in many different forms:

  •  Static Apnea
  • Constant weight
  • Free Imersion
  • CNF (Constant Weight No Fins)

Read More about Freediving on our blog.

One of the benefits of booking your trip on Koh Tao with Xtreme Gap Year is not only do you get to do this awesome activity, but you will become part of the Xtreme gap family on Koh Tao. We will pick you up from the pier and give you a warm welcome at our stunning resort. On your first night our resident representative will take you out for a gorgeous Thai meal annual get to know all of the other members of the group. When you are booking a trip with us it is not just about the activity so please bear this in mind if you are comparing prices to other companies. No other company has such a big presence in Koh Tao, runs groups of like-minded travellers so booking a trip with us is as much about the friends you make as well as the experiences you will have.

Duration Option Price
1 (Week) Beginner Course & Accommodation £ 399 Book Now
1 (Week) Advanced Course & Accommodation £ 399 Book Now
2 (Week) Beginner & Advanced Course & Standard Fan Accommodation £ 649 Book Now
2 (Week) Beginner & Advanced Course & Comfort Fan Accommodation £ 789 Book Now
2 (Week) Beginner & Advanced Course & Aircon Accommodation £ 899 Book Now
6 (Week) Master Course ( Zero to-hero) Standard Fan £ 1659 Book Now
6 (Week) Master Course ( Zero to-hero) Comfort Room £ 1899 Book Now
6 (Week) Master Course ( Zero to-hero) Aircon Room £ 1999 Book Now

Included

  • Detailed information pack before departure
  • Luxury hotel in Bangkok on the night before leaving for paradise
  • Transfer from Bangkok to Koh Tao (one way)
  • Taxi pick up from the pier, and transfer to your accommodation
  • 1, 2 or 6 weeks accommodation at a beautiful resort
  • Island introduction by our own rep!
  • Freediving Course (Max 20 meters) /Advanced Free Diver Course (Max 40 meters) /Master Freediving Course (6 week course only)
  • Use of freedive equipment
  • Dedicated world class AIDA & F.R.E.E. free dive instructors
  • Freediving Qualification certificates (following the F.R.E.E. discipline)
  • Discounts of retail prices for all free diving equipment

 

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks
  • Diving insurance
  • Transfer ticket back from Koh Tao to Bangkok. Our rep can help you sorting this out once you are on the island. (About 30 GBP)

Dates

Starts every Sunday except in October and November. No courses run over October and November.

The programme starts with a night in Bangkok. The following day we have booked you on to the bus and boat to Koh Tao. When you arrive early we can book you in extra nights in the hotel in Bangkok.

 

” Just wanted to write you to say thank you for helping me learn to become a free diver. I never knew it was possible to dive that deep or hold my breath for that long, the course was excellent.  “
Harry Torpey
” Koh Tao was absolutely stunning, I had such a great time with the team there and my free diving experience was the highlight of my trip. I got down to 30 m and I think I’ve found a new addiction so thank you very much to everyone Xtreme Gap. “
Winona McGrath
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