PADI Freediver

Get an Unforgettable Adventure on a PADI Freediver Course in Koh Tao, Thailand.

Our experienced freediving instructors understand that you might be hesitant when freediving for the first time, and they will help you feel more at ease, using a personal approach tailored to your specific needs. They will guide you step by step until you become more confident in the water and learn how to be a good freediver.

The PADI Freediver course in Koh Tao splits into three blocks: theory, pool training, and diving in the sea.

We keep group sizes small for your convenience, with a maximum of three students per freediving instructor. However, most of the time, you can expect no more than two students per freediving instructor.


The Koh Tao PADI Freediver course has a flexible schedule, and we can work around your personal needs and timeframe.

Day 1:

12.00 – 15.30: Theory Session

In this session, you will learn the physics and physiology of freediving, and practice different freediving techniques, such as middle ear equalization, special breathing, and relaxation techniques.

16.00 – 18.00: Pool Session # 1

In this session, you will learn how to hold your breath underwater in a relaxed and safe manner. With the help of your freediving instructor, your breath-holding time will reach 90 seconds or even more. Plus, you will learn essential freediving safety and rescue techniques.

Day 2:

08.00 – 10.00: Pool Session # 2

In the second pool session, you will learn to swim underwater with long fins, and keep working on your safety and rescue skills.

13.00 – 15.00:

Open Water Training Dive 1

Finally, you get to test your breath-holding skills at sea. Under the careful guidance of your instructor, you will learn how to dive meter by meter until you reach up to 10 meters below the surface. Again, there is no rush, as our top priority is your safety and freeing feeling of being underwater, rather than the actual depth you can dive.

Day 3:

08.00 – 09.00: Stretching/Breathing Session.

In this session, you will learn a unique technique and insights from yoga and meditation practice, all of which will help you remain relaxed when you are holding your breath underwater.

13.00 – 15.00: Open Water Training Dive 2

Since your self-confidence and freediving skills have grown from the previous session, your instructor will now help you dive even deeper in this second diving session! The goal is to accomplish a comfortable dive between 10 and 16 meters.

The PADI Freediver course includes:

  • PADI Freediving online manual
  • Two pool sessions
  • Two open water sessions
  • One stretching/breathing session
  • Maximum three students per freediving instructor
  • Rental of all freediving equipment (including a freediving computer)
  • International certification upon successful completion

Diver Prerequisites: 12 years old

Price: 7000 Thai Baht (210 USD)

We also have an option of a “private” course if you want to have a one-on-one experience with your instructor to ensure that the course is adjusted to your pace and needs.

Price: 8500 Thai Baht (250 USD)

If you want to book a course or have any questions, please fill the form below