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The freediver's nirvana

Freedive HQ is your hub in the Philippines and in Asia for all things freediving, apnea and adventure, with a focus on safety, fun and a quality experience. Freediving, also known as apnea, is by far the most effective way to interact with ocean creatures and experience the underwater reefs and corals that are their home.


Come and join in the adventure of freediving (apnea) and learn from in the shop founded by Thibault Guignés, 120m Freediver, French National Record holder (117m FIM, October 2019), Member of French Team for 2015, 2017  World Championships, FIM Bronze medalist in Vertical Blue 2018. Benefit from Freedive HQ team’s experience and enjoy learning in one of the best facility in the world.

With FDHQ’s own 2 boats, stretching deck, restaurant,  8 bungalows, terrace over the ocean, private beach, free paddleboards and bicycles, all of this conveniently located 25 min from Mactan Cebu International airport, we will make your experience here a truly unforgettable moment of freediving and chilling. Whether you are new to Freediving (Apnea) or an experienced Freediver, our set up with access to depth right in front of the shop, perfect conditions all year-round, and our positive and inspirational instructors will help you open up to new feelings and achieve your objectives, while enjoying Philippines

Whether you’re new to freediving (apnea) or have been living the freedive lifestyle for years, our wide range of courses and training will take your skills and experiences to heights (and depths) you never thought possible. Freedive HQ is a RAID and SSI Freediving High Performance centre, offering all RAID and SSI programs from student to professional instructor level programs but we are not just a school: we are an adventure destination centre.

Freedive HQ is based in Asia in the stunning Coral Island of Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. The Philippines is an archipelago comprising 8100 tropical islands, home to deep water drop offs, incredible marine life and amazing weather year round. The beautiful Philippines has it all to give you the best apnea and freedive course experience!
Let's experience freediver's Nirvana and discover fantastic people from all over the world

We have a huge selection of the latest freediving (apnea) technology and quality apnea equipment from the leading brands available for retail sale or rental use. The Freedive HQ team can  offer helpful suggestions and professional advice on which gear is right for you.
All the equipment you need for your courses or training sessions is included with no additional costs

The perfect place to chill as you will enjoy our terrace over the ocean, our stretching deck and the Freedive HQ healthy restaurant.
You will also have enjoy our private beach located 100 m from the drop off. Feel free to use our Stand UP Paddleboards and bicycles …. Mactan is flat (no reason not to go green!). Our restaurant will serve you a selection of healthy and delicious dishes, with vegetarian options

Come and enjoy an individual bungalow directly at the shop by the sea. You will be  enjoying our great chilling areas and barbecues on the beach. Our terrace over the ocean and private beach will make your stay here great vacations. Backpackers bungalows or comfort bungalows available.
Enjoy healthy and fresh food from our Freedive HQ restaurant.                            Check our packages in the freediving courses area

Sardines run, Tropical Waterfalls, Night Dives, fun dives on Marine Sanctuaries along great coral reefs … all of this is available in Freedive HQ Philippines on demand. You will also be able to enjoy our free PaddleBoards, bicycles, Slackline on the beach during your stay here. Come and have a drink around a nice BBQ on our private beach after your dives.
Join our movie nights, chess or poker tournaments



Freedive HQ’s champion Freediving Instructors, Adventurers and Hosts are here to make your freediving adventure in The Philippines an experience to remember. They will gladly share their knowledge and passion of freediving (apnea) with you.


JEAN-LUC Tulliez


Founder of Bluexperience

Owner associate of Bluexperience and Freedive HQ Mactan Philippines.

Freediving Instructor :

  • RAID WSF : Advanced Freediving Instructor

  • SSI : Advanced Freediving Instructor

  • CMAS : Moniteur Entraineur Fédéral

  • Hatha yoga teacher 




Owner associate of Bluexperience and Freedive HQ Mactan Philippines.

Freediving Instructor :

  • SSI : Instructor Trainer

  • SSI : All Specialty Instructor Trainer

  • AIDA : Master Instructor

  • MOLCHANOV : Wave 2 Instructor




Owner associate of Bluexperience and Freedive HQ Mactan Philippines.

Freediving Instructor :

  • SSI : Level 2 Instructor

  • AIDA Instructor

Our freediving courses

Freedive HQ Philippines is a RAID High Performance Centre offering all RAID Freediving (Apnea) courses from Beginner to Professional Instructor level. We also offer VIP courses for one-on-one private tuition.

FreediveHQ Philippines is also the spot in Asia to go professional with SSI Freediving. All courses from Try Freediving to SSI Freediving Instructor are available as well as specialty courses. Monofin, Training techniques, Free Immersion, Variable weight, and Marine Ecology specialties are taught at Freedive HQ.

You can start your course before you arrive at FreediveHQ. Start now and register today! Just select FreediveHQ as your dive centre once you finish registration.


Freedive HQ Courses

Whether you’re new to freediving (apnea) or have been living the freedive lifestyle for years, our wide range of courses and training will take your skills and experiences to heights (and depths) you never thought possible. All of it in Philippines, the freediver's Nirvana

Freediving Philippines FIM

Freedive HQ Specialties

Want to discover new skills and new ways of freediving or go deeper into the knowledge of your favorite discipline ? We offer specialty courses in Freedive HQ : Surf Survival, Monofin, Variable Weight, Training techniques and Free Immersion are available in Freedive HQ Philippines for a lot of fun, individually or as packages.



Want to really take the time to discover freediving or to work on your skills ? Check out our packages. Whether you want to dedicate a week, a month or become a professional, we have the right package for you. We can also tailor make programs specially for you. Just let us know what are your objectives, we will help you achieve them!

Professional Freediving

The Freedive HQ Trained freediving instructor is the most highly sort after freediving (Apnea) professional in the world, with great work opportunities in many different countries & cultures around the globe as a freediving instructor. Our System system offers instructors and students the total teaching system, full color professional E teaching materials, totally online and environment friendly, you can start today at home or out and about on your ipad or smart phone! Our workshop approach to instructor training leads to a fun and highly informative course , all resulting in a much higher learning experience and more fun time in the water to develop the core freediving (apnea) skills for teaching. This is where the magic really happens, as a Freediving professional you will be extremely valuable to the freediving (apnea) industry and have the proper skills to develop successful freediving business, training and travel, a true freediving pro!

Located seaside 25 minutes from the Mactan international Airport of Cebu, Philippines, we offer freedivers depths from 10 metres to over 100 metres in the warm, clear tropical waters full of corals and sea life. Philippines is the freediver's Niravana

FreediveHQ is located in CEBU on the bustling and busy seaside paradise of Mactan Island – with access to all the exciting nightlife, shopping and restaurants, situated amongst 5 star hotels and eco-accommodation resorts.

Freedive HQ is right by the seaside with instant deep water access. You can fly into Mactan Cebu Airport, be checked in and underwater in less than 30 minutes! We are a state of the art freediving facility with café, bar and all mod cons, plus we have accommodation directly by the shop in our bungalows. But, book early, as it fills up fast!

To get here, simply fly in to CEBU – Mactan International Airport. If you wish we can organize your transfer from Mactan Cebu airport to meet you and bring you directly to Freedive HQ or your selected accommodation.

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