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 access to our private beach located 100 m from the drop off. Feel free to use our Stand UP Paddleboards, Slackline and bicycles …. Mactan is flat, no reason not to go green! and Cebu mountains are just a little ride away if you want to enjoy great hikes
Come and enjoy an individual bungalow or get a bed in our dorm directly in the shop. You will be by the sea 24/24 enjoying our great chilling areas and barbecues on the beach. Private terraces and hammocks will make your stay here great vacations. Check our packages in the freediving courses area.
Whalesharks trip, Tropical Waterfalls, Night Dives, fun dives on Marine Sanctuaries along great coral reefs … all of this is available in Freedive HQ 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
With warm, clear water and abundant sea-life,
it’s more fun in the Philippines
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 4 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 – the RAID Freediving program unfolds with total precision from your professional Freediving Instructor. During your RAID Freediving course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 2 open water freediving sessions, freediving to a maximum depth of 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 FreediveHQ 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 RAID Advanced freediving course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 4 open water freediving sessions, freediving to a maximum depth of 30 metres.
Go Deep! The RAID Master Freediver takes the 4 core elements of freediving (Apnea) and refines them to suit your personal style: conserve oxygen, advanced equalization, flexibility, safety. All freedivers are individual, and as we learn new skills we have very different personal journeys, so we how tailor the program to your needs. The Master Freediver 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 Master freediving course you will experience 2 pool sessions and a minimum of 6 open water freediving sessions, freediving to a maximum depth of 40 metres.
The Maverick is for the xxtreme waterman! Designed by our freediving instructor trainer Mike Wells, this course will challenge you while training your mind and body with our signature method of comfort through repetition. Mike is a surfer of 30 years and knows the joy and the perils of big seas. 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. Mike has trained big wave surfers to hold their breath over 4 minutes in just 1 day! 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). We have studied big wave movements, set times and wave break periods; a big wave set of 6 can be over in less then 3 minutes from start to finish! With the ability to deal with stress and hold your breath for over 4-5 minutes, the barriers will break down and your surfing will step-up to a higher level!
Learn the basics and keeep 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!
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
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 RAID 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
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 Thibault Guignes, 100m Freediver and RAID Freediving Examiner and Instructor Trainer
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 Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver programs, you will take the step to become a professional. The Advanced 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 FreediveHQ! Throughout the program you will become part of the team and get a real professional experience
Already a Master Freediver or equivalent (AIDA 4*, SSI L3) and want to increase your depth?
Come and join our new program with Personnal coaching from Thibault. He will share all of his training methods with you, in and out of the water… even going to the gym with you to show you some routines for freediving. You will get an individual training program to help you reach your objectives and will be taken care of the whole week.
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. 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
During your RAID FIDC 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 RAID Freediving Advanced Instructor Course is the freediving industry’s leading professional freediving program, with high quality full color online support materials and your instructor kit. Your trainer will workshop in-depth knowledge of the 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 FreediveHQ!
If you are scuba diving Instructor and want to become a freediving instructor to change career or simply to teach both, come to FreediveHQ Philippines and train with Thibault Guignes , 100m Freediver, Member of French Team for 2015 World Championships, Winner of Triple Depth competition 2015. Thibault is an experienced Instructor Trainer and Examiner, in charge of writing the freediving programs for RAID. Benefit from his team’s experience and enjoy learning in one of the best facility in the world.
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 an instructor according to the RAID Freediving system. You will be required to perform the minimum freediving skill requirements for RAID Freediving Instructor status. Accept the challenge and join the leaders in fun and freediving education! Huge smiles and huge achievements await!
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 WSf 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 FreediveHQ.
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.
FreediveHQ 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 – Mac Tan International Airport. If you wish we can organize your transfer from Mactan Cebu airport to meet you and bring you direct to FreediveHQ or your selected accommodation.