Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

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Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

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Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

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About us

We are the first AIDA freediving school on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand. The AIDA education system is considered the most popular and recognised freediving standard in the world.

We specialise in solving freediving equalisation problems and coaching for depth.
In our approach, we focus on guiding our students to a state of physical and mental relaxation, aiming to give you the best freediving experience.

Beginner Freediver

AIDA 2
Learn Frenzel equalisation. Dive up to 20m.

Advanced Freediver

AIDA 3
Discover freefall. Dive up to 30m.

Master Freediver

AIDA 4
Advanced equalisation & relaxation. Dive up to 40m.

Freedive Instructor

AIDA IC

Share your passion and dive 40-50m.

What our students say

Based on 69 reviews.
Davina Thorne
Davina Thorne
2022-06-08
I cannot recommend Free Dive Koh Tao enough! Tom and Tommy are exceptional instructors and made me feel welcome and relaxed instantly. They take their time to get to know you and to work out what approach and techniques work best for you. I never thought I could do have done half of the things I achieved, but their coaching and personal investment into their students made me surpass what I thought possible. Definitely use Free Dive Koh Tao if you’re looking for the best diving experience possible! Thank you again gentlemen, for the memory of a lifetime 🙂
Laura James
Laura James
2022-06-08
I had a great time doing my AIDA2 crossover and AIDA3 course with Freedive Koh Tao. Tommy was a great instructor, I learnt a lot and felt in very safe hands. I travelled to Koh Tao solo and they were a very friendly and supportive crew who made me very welcome. Would highly recommend!
trav yak
trav yak
2022-05-31
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed out Aida 2 free dive course and I am glad we chose Freedive koh tao, I cant speak to the other choices on the island but this was incredible. Tommy was a fantastic instructor and he is very knowledgeable. His teaching style was perfect and we felt relaxed and very safe with him the entire time. From the start so very friendly and welcoming as well which we really appreciated being new to the sport. I just wish we had more time to spend with him and should have planned for longer on the island. We hope to come back for much longer next time to train and hangout. Thanks!!
joey pang
joey pang
2022-05-22
Even though growing up near the Ocean and being a regular scuba diver, I never thought I would be able to pass even the entry level AIDA 2 freediving course. However with Tommy and Tom’s training, I’ve managed to overcome lots of anxiety about lack of oxygen whilst freediving. With freediving being more about mindset and knowledge of your body during freediving, Tommy has been a great coach and is very calm and gives you step by step coaching to help improve your skills and hit new personal bests. For anyone thinking of doing a freediving course I would definitely recommend Freedive Koh Tao
Quest Henkart
Quest Henkart
2022-05-19
Unlike scuba, freediving is not a standardized, get the same anywhere education. The knowledge and experience of the instructor is really important and can make all the difference when developing good and safe habits. I came to koh Tao solely to train with Tom. When I read that he had competed and won the Belgian national championship for no fin constant weight, I knew I wouldn’t get just a normal certification. I would be gaining insights from a champion, and someone who has trained heavily with some of the worlds best divers I did my AIDA3 and AIDA4 with him and Tommy. The instruction was really world class. I learned well beyond the course offerings and I found Tom’s teaching style to be a perfect fit for me. I recommend this diveshop for any certification and coaching, even if you have to fly across the world for it. It’s worth it. It was truly the best decision I’ve ever made.
Ahmed Algaml
Ahmed Algaml
2022-05-15
Fantastic experience! Tommy is one of the best instructions I have ever seen. He delivers the information in the easiest way possible, gives immediate feedback for what to focus on, and makes sure you are safe at all times. If you're in Koh Tao and looking to do your Freediving course, this's the place to go!
George Bevan
George Bevan
2022-05-13
Great center to get a personal training program. Really well organised and felt safety guided through the whole skill development. Bring on Aida 4!
YIHAO ZHU
YIHAO ZHU
2022-05-09
There is only one thought in our minds after learning AIDA 2 with Tom,that is , back and unlock deeper parts of this inspiring sea❤️‍🔥.
xao lily
xao lily
2022-05-08
I enjoyed my course at Freedive koh Dao . My instructor Tom is an absolute 💯 🔥 pro. You'd love to be he's student. Looking forward to be back again. Highly recommended.

Meet our team

Tom Vanzieleghem

Instructor Trainer, National Record holder
Specialised in deep coaching, no-fins and monofin technique

Personal Best: 72m depth, 6:10 breath hold​

Tommy Lu

Instructor Trainer, 12 years experience teaching freediving
Specialised in teaching equalisation & relaxation

Personal Best: 73m depth, 5:25 breath hold​

Maggie Yick

Instructor, Underwater photographer, Mermaid instructor    

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

Book your course now or contact us for more information.​

Freedive Koh Tao stands for a personal approach to learning how to freedive. From taking your first steps under water to preparing to achieve new depths, we will give you the best possible experience.

Where to find us

Beginner Freediver

AIDA 2
฿ 8,800
  • Online Frenzel equalisation workshop
  • Breathing, Relaxation & Awareness techniques
  • Physiology & Safety of freediving
  • 2 pool sessions & 3 dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 2 mins
  • Swim 40m under water
  • Dive up to 20m

Advanced Freediver

AIDA 3
฿ 11,800
  • Advanced equalisation
  • Dive efficiency & Freefall
  • Safety & Injury prevention
  • Training for freediving
  • 2 pool sessions & 4 dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 2:45 mins
  • Swim 55m under water
  • Dive up to 30m

Master Freediver

AIDA 4
฿ 16,000
  • Mouthfill & Deep equalisation
  • Physiology & Safety for deep diving
  • FRC diving & Advanced training techniques for depth
  • Fitness & Nutrition for deep diving
  • 2 pool sessions & 4 dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 3:30 mins
  • Swim 70m under water
  • Dive up to 40m

Freedive Instructor

฿ 45,000
  • Understanding & Knowledge of freediving as a sport
  • Communication & Teaching skills in classroom, pool & sea
  • Research & Presentation skills
  • Organising & Running a freediving course
  • 8 dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 4-5 mins
  • Swim 90m under water
  • Dive to 40-50m