Freediving Courses and Packages

Freediving Courses and Packages

Learn freediving in the Philippines and explore the underwater treasures of the best diving spots in the country. Browse the best freediving courses in the Philippines from Cebu, Batangas, Bohol, Palawan, and more!
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Frequently asked questions

What types of freediving courses are available in the Philippines?

Philippines freediving courses range from beginner to advanced levels, including Introduction to Freediving, Certified Freediver, Advanced Freediver, Master Freediver, and specialized courses like Safety and Rescue, and Instructor Training. For people who have taken their introduction classes, there are refresher courses available to polish and refresh their skills. Certification and specialized courses are available for serious divers. There are also other specialized or skill-specific training for divers like line training and equalization class. There are also programs and certifications available for beginners and swimmers, typically one-day courses or multi-day packages.

What do freediving packages usually include?

Philippines freediving packages often include theory sessions, practical training in a pool and open water, equipment rental, and certification fees. Some packages also take videos of classes and provide manuals. Sometimes accommodation and meals are included for multi day freediving packages, but it’s still recommended to check with the tour operator.

What are some popular freediving locations in the Philippines?

There are a lot of diving spots in the Philippines that you can visit for freediving. Popular locations include Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, and Batangas, each offering unique dive sites with rich marine biodiversity and stunning underwater landscapes.

Anilao in Mabini and San Luis are some of the well-known Batangas diving spots because of its vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life, and excellent macro diving opportunities, making it a favorite destination for both scuba divers and freedivers. Just a short boat ride from Batangas, you can also visit Verde Island diving sites like San Agapito or try diving in Puerto Galera.

In Palawan, Coron wreck diving is a popular activity to witness some parts of World War II. You can check Coron diving packages with courses and tours or book El Nido diving packages for your freediving experience in Palawan. For other destinations, you can enjoy diving in some Bohol diving spots, Cebu diving spots, and Tubbataha dive sites.

What freediving courses and packages can I book in the Philippines?

For freediving courses, you can find programs and courses for beginners or experts offered by freediving instructors in travel marketplaces like Guide to the Philippines. These courses usually offer basic freediving lessons or advanced courses with certifications. Some freediving packages are scuba diving Philippines packages, multi-day tours with accommodations, and meals provided.

For specific destinations, you can find Palawan, Bohol, or Cebu diving packages. For fun diving in the Philippines, you can try browsing packages of diving in Apo Island and other emerging diving destinations in the Philippines.

How long do freediving courses typically last?

The duration varies depending on the course level. You can learn to dive in the Philippines in just 1 day. Introductory classes only take 1 day for about 3-4 hours. Basic courses or packages that include open water practice sessions or fun dives usually take 2-3 days, while advanced courses can take 4-5 days. Instructor courses may take several weeks.

Can I combine freediving with other activities in the Philippines?

Yes. You can do various activities aside from freediving in the Philippines like snorkeling, island hopping, hiking, and cultural tours. There are Philippine freediving tours you can book that usually include dives, tours, or island-hopping. For example, Boracay diving packages can be combined with island-hopping tours, and Bohol diving packages can be combined with countryside tours.

Do I need prior experience to enroll in a freediving course?

Introduction classes are open for non-swimmers. However, some freediving programs may require you to learn to swim first. For advanced courses, some basic freediving experience or certification may be necessary.

What equipment do I need for a freediving course?

Basic equipment includes a mask, snorkel, and fins. Intermediate classes may require a wetsuit, weight belt, and a dive computer. Most courses provide rental equipment, but having personal gear is recommended for comfort and fit.

How do I book a freediving course in the Philippines?

A freediving course in the Philippines can be booked through freediving schools and centers, either directly on their websites or via email. You can also browse some freediving packages in the Philippines through travel marketplaces like Guide to the Philippines. It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

When is the best time for freediving in the Philippines?

When freediving in the Philippines, the best time is during the dry season, from November to May, when the waters are calm and visibility is excellent. However, conditions can vary by location.

How do I ensure the quality of the instructors and courses?

Look for instructors certified by reputable organizations like Molchanovs, AIDA, PADI, or SSI. Reading reviews and testimonials from previous students can also help assess the quality of the training.
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