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World’s Largest Freediving Center To Open In The Philippines

What is being billed as the largest freediving center in the world has opened its doors on Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines.

The center is part of the FREEDIVE+ company founded by Sura Dai, Cao Yu, and Vincent Sparreboom. The center is called FREEDIVE+ Freedive Academy Panglao and features:

  • Five classrooms
  • Freediving instructor trainer classroom
  • Apnea Gym
  • Four-lane 25-meter pool
  • Yoga and stretching area
  • Restaurant
  • 10 luxury apartments

Keep in mind that this is only the first phase of the development, with phase two scheduled for completion by mid-2019, and phase three set to wrap up in mid-2020.

Once complete, the center will feature two additional floors and will add:

  • Five more classrooms
  • A total of 30 luxury apartments
  • Two massage rooms
  • Juice bars
  • A small shop

The center offers a variety of training courses including SSI Freediving Instructor courses as well as new levels 1 & 2 of recreational freediving programs, alongside a master training program and professional development.

You can find out more about FREEDIVE+ here or check out the video below.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for