Apnea Total Freediving, Koh Tao
Established in 2004, Apnea Total is Koh Tao’s longest-running freediving school.
It started off with teaching the freediving techniques to students in a simple bungalow 16 years ago to grow into the headquarters of the organization with 20 locations worldwide.
pnea Total Freediving has a student-centered teaching approach for all courses, whether someone is training for the starting level of Freediver or working on their Advanced Freediver training, which are two of the most popular courses. The focus is on ensuring a relaxed feeling when doing the training instead of emphasizing ticking boxes on a check-list. Training is done in small groups with a maximum of 3 students in the water, and training is done with a line. While one goal is to reach a depth of 20 meters with a single breath, Apnea Total Koh Tao ensures the comfort and ability of the student first because the benefit of freediving training is to get to enjoy the ocean at any time. Their private boat goes out to prime locations between 10 am to 2 pm. All equipment is included in the training. Newly built rooms are available on location at the school; however, there is additional accommodation within walking distance, ranging from budget-friendly to higher-end rooms.