Freedive HQ 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.
Freedive HQ 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 freediving course before you arrive at Freedive HQ. Start now and register today! Just select Freedive HQ as your dive centre once you finish registration.
LEVEL 1: FREEDIVING COURSE – 2.5 DAYS
The ‘Freediver’ course is all about the perfect beginning. Learn to hold your breath for 2-3 min and go down between 10 and 20m on a single breath of air in only 2 days!!! The core elements of freediving are developed here. The FreediveHQ signature method of instruction leaves no stone unturned. Learn from the experts the skills, knowledge and experience required to conserve oxygen, equalize properly, be flexible for depth, and apply safety first – Our Freediving program unfolds with total precision from your professional Freediving Instructor. During your first Freediving course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 2 open water freediving sessions, freediving between 10 and 20 metres.
Find a deeper you! Advanced freediving is about freefalling. With great beginnings from the Freediver course , the next step is to perfect your Frenzel equalization and freefall your way to spectacular depths in style and with ease. At Freedive HQ we have the key to teaching expert Frenzel EQ and know the skill of combining this with amazing static apnea training resulting in relaxed, unforgettable freefall experiences.
During your Level 2 course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 4 open water freediving sessions, freediving to a depth of 20 to 30 metres
Go Deep! The Master Freediving course takes the 4 core elements of freediving (Apnea) and refines them to suit your personal style: conserve oxygen, equalize at depth, become more flexible and refine your safety skills and autonomy. All freedivers are individual, and as we learn new skills we have very different personal journeys, so we tailor the program to your needs. The Level 3 Course will challenge everybody differently.
We have mastered how to teach FRC freediving and Mouthfill EQ to each individual, the key to deep freediving success. It’s easier than you think and more than you can imagine!
During your Level 3 course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 6 open water freediving sessions, freediving to a depth of 30 to 40 metres
FREEDIVE HQ SPECIALTIES
Want to discover new skills and new ways of freediving or go deeper into the knowledge of your favorite apnea discipline ? We offer specialty courses in Freedive HQ : Surf Survival, Monofin, Variable Weight, Training techniques and Free Immersion are available in Freedive HQ for a lot of fun, individually or as packages.
RAID SURF SURVIVAL SPECIALTY – 1 DAY
Getting caught inside and going over the falls in heavy waves is part of the adventure, but to surfers who are unprepared this can be terrifying and dangerous. During your surfing survival course you will develop the skills and knowledge to hold your breath far longer with ease, long lold downs will become rudimentary and managing stress will become second nature. Our signature training methods involve all the elements of oxygen conservation and the correct methods of human movement underwater (we keep it fun while learning the science). With the ability to deal with stress and hold your breath longer, the barriers will break down and your surfing will step-up to a higher level!
No freediving skill required to enroll
SSI MONOFIN SPECIALTY – 1 OR 2 DAYS
Have you been dreaming about monofin and freediving like a Dolphin ?
With our Monofin specialty, you will understand the fundamental knowledge and techniques of Freediving with a monofin, and how to apply it to safe and fun Freediving.
We will teach you how to preserve O2 and increase performance as well as the importance of having quality equipment in reaching the goal of safe and efficient Freediving.
Monofin pool freediver : 1 day
Monofin Freediver : 2 days
From L1 or equivalent
SSI VARIABLE WEIGHT SPECIALTY – 1 DAY
Variable Weight Freediving (VWT) is one of the best ways to acclimatize the brain and body for deeper freediving. It is also very fun and relaxing.
With our Variable Weight specialty you will learn how to practice it safely and will experience a whole new world of relaxation.
Whether you want to work on your equalization, your adaptation to pressure or just have a lot of fun, this specialty is for you !
From Level 2 or equivalent
SSI TRAINING TECHNIQUES SPECIALTY – 1 DAY
Want to take it to the next level and keep improving even back home ?
With our freediving training techniques specialty, you will get all the keys to train in the water or on dry safely. You will experience high level of CO2, low levels of O2 but also will work on relaxation and body awareness
Work on specifics and reach your goals with our Training Techniques specialty
From L1 and equivalent
SSI FREE IMMERSION SPECIALTY – 1 DAY
Free Immersion is by far the most relaxing discipline of depth freediving.
Benefit from the experience of Thibault Guignés, FIM specialist and French Record holder for Free Immersion with 105m
In our Free Immersion specialty you will learn all the key technical points to practice Free Immersion safely while enjoying maximum relaxation
From L1 or equivalent
FREEDIVE HQ TRAINING and combo
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!
ADVANCED FREEDIVING COMBO (L1/L2) – 6 DAYS
Learn the basics and keep going with the advanced freediver course right after.
You will have the opportunity to learn breathing, stretching for freediving, and go up to 30m days in this 6 days intensive program. You will also learn Frenzel equalization and the best part of a dive …. Freefall!
EXPERT FREEDIVING COMBO (L1/L2/L3) – 3 WEEKS
Take 3 weeks to discover freediving and learn all the keys to become an expert freediver with a strong focus on safety and making you autonomous in your practice.
You will be introduced to and will practice all disciplines of freediving. Static, Dynamic, No fins, Free Immersion, Constant Weight with experienced instructors on the supervision of Thibault, 100m Freediver and RAID Examiner and Instructor Trainer
You will have the opportunity to learn breathing, stretching for freediving, and go up to 40m in this program. You will also learn Frenzel equalization and the best part of a dive …. Freefall! Deep equalization (Mouthfill) and coaching will be next until you become a confident and autonomous freediver
FREEDIVING MASTER TRAINING PROGRAM – 1 MONTH
The Freedive HQ Master Training Freediver Program is the culmination of your training program, allowing you to fulfil your objectives of performances and competition or preparing you for your entry into professional freediving. Each single session is with an instructor at your buoy so that you can constantly refine your technique. You just have to relax and enjoy your dives. This program is designed to give you all the keys to become a top freediver and be ready to take instructor course. You will spend one whole month training alongside freediving champions in the Instructor Trainer Facility based in Mactan Cebu, Philippines. All our instructors are deep divers who are passionate about freediving and always eager to share their experiences with you. Each session is with an instructor, making Freedive HQ master training program the most qualitative of its kind
The Master training program will progressively lead you to being autonomous in your training and freediving practice while emphasizing all the safety aspects. We will tailor the program to accomplish your objectives throughout the month. You will dive regularly with and will be followed personally by French Record Holder Thibault Guignes, 110m Freediver and RAID Freediving Examiner and Instructor Trainer, SSI Instructor Trainer.
The program includes not only Open Water sessions but also static, dynamic, dry training sessions as well as advance workshops and dives with Thibault several times a week
FREEDIVING ZERO TO HERO PROGRAM – 3 MONTHS
Learn freediving from the basics and make a career of a sport you love. The Zero to Hero program is the perfect opportunity for a life change. After perfecting your skills through Level 1 Freediving , Level 2 Advanced Freediving and Level 3 Master Freediving programs, you will take the step to become a professional with and intensive training program to prepare you for your Instructor course.
The Instructor Course will develop your already great freediving knowledge and skills to a highly professional level.
Accept the challenge today and step-up to professional freediving with Freedive HQ! Throughout the program you will become part of the team and get a real professional experience
All along you will learn with an experienced team of instructors led by Thibault Guignés, French National Record Holder (FIM, 105m), RAID Examiner and SSI Instructor trainer
TRAINING SESSIONS WITH A COACH
- Come and join our training sessions with unlimited access to depth on daily basis and with no extra cost. Whatever your level you will benefit from one of our instructor's experience who will coach you and do your safety.You will be 3 students maximum per instructor to make the most of your session.
- All equipment is included. You just have to relax and enjoy your dives. You are welcome to join our daily stretching session before the dives and our Yoga sessions 4 times a week. O2 free for deep dives (>70m)
- 10 sessions package : US$275
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.
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!
RAID and SSI courses available
RAID OR SSI – FREEDIVING INSTRUCTOR COURSE – 10 DAYS
During the 10 days of your Freediving Instructor course you will refine your already amazing freediving skills and knowledge to a professional level. As you develop your instructor skills and knowledge you will experience the evaluation process and build bonds with your classmates. Learning in a group environment inspires the greatest response to critique and development; the team spirit will initiate motivation and success as you challenge yourself and your classmates daily.
The Freedive HQ Instructor Course is one of the freediving industry's leading professional freediving program, with high quality full color online support materials and your instructor kit. Your Freediving Instructor Trainer, Thibault Guignés, 105m freediver and skilled teacher, will workshop in-depth knowledge of the freediving academics and in-water teaching process, legal aspects of freediving training and the business of freediving education and travel. Take your freediving career to a higher level of experience and take the professional challenge with Freedive HQ!
GO RAID INSTRUCTOR X-OVER – 4 DAYS
During your RAID XOver you will gain familiarization with the RAID Freediving program and learn the RAID Freediving system of instruction. You will go through a series of academic, pool and open water evaluations to assess your ability as a freediving instructor according to the RAID Freediving system.
You will be required to perform the minimum freediving skill requirements for RAID Freediving Instructor status.
Join the fastest growing freediving agency, the only one 100% online, and get involved in the future of freediving!
GO SSI INSTRUCTOR X-OVER – 4 DAYS
During your SSI XOver you will gain familiarization with the SSI Freediving program and learn the SSI Freediving system of instruction. You will go through a series of academic, pool and open water evaluations to assess your ability as a freediving instructor according to the SSI Freediving system.
You will be required to perform the minimum freediving skill requirements for SSI Freediving Instructor status. Accept the challenge and join the leaders in fun and freediving education! Huge smiles and huge achievements await!
RAID MASTER FREEDIVING INSTRUCTOR UP SKILLS – 2 DAYS
Already a superstar RAID Advanced Freediving instructor? Then its time to up-skill to Master level and experience the rewards of teaching your students how to go deep with ease with FRC freediving and mouthfill equalization.
The up-skill is a 2 day interactive seminar in which the Advanced freediving instructor will gain familiarization with the level Master Course teaching skills, instructor manual, teaching system and examination process.
The highest level of instructor awaits; go large and get involved at a superstar level at Freedive HQ with Thibault Guignés, 105m freediver and RAID Examiner
SSI LEVEL 3 FREEDIVING INSTRUCTOR UP SKILLS – 2 DAYS
Already SSI Level 2 Freediving instructor? Then its time to up-skill to Level 3 , upgrade your teaching skills to FRC, Mouthfill equalization, static coaching and boost your SSI Freediving Instructor career.
The up-skill is a 2 day interactive seminar in which the SSI Level 2 freediving instructor will gain familiarization with the level 3 teaching skills, instructor manual, teaching system and examination process.
The highest level of instructor awaits; go large and get involved at the highest level at Freedive HQ with Thibault Guignés, 105m freediver and SSI Instructor trainer