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 150 reviews
Oliver Ellingsen
Oliver Ellingsen
2023-02-05
This is a great spot. The instructors were awesome and very professional. I had an amazing AIDA 2 course here.
jin lei
jin lei
2023-02-04
Tommy和掌门都是非常专业的教练,这是涛岛第一家AIDA自由潜店,我在这里进行了二星和三星的训练,耳压问题也通过tommy和掌门的耐心指导,不断进步,感受了自由潜的魅力,这家潜店人气也很高,每天出海都满满一船的人,有时候甚至分两船,但教练都会按照基本一比二,一比三配置,每天出海非常方便,就在店后面坐船,天气好训练完TOMMY还会带我们去fundive,看到了很多美丽的鱼和珊瑚,在这里留下了难忘的回忆!
Jan K
Jan K
2023-02-03
Very professional and fun center. I did my AIDA 2 certification here and can absolutely recommend this center. At the end we even went on a short fun dive to one of Koh Tao’s best diving sites. Special thanks to Niko for being such a great instructor but of course thanks to the whole team.
bruce SM Kim
bruce SM Kim
2023-01-28
i have done my AIDA3 course, and 10 more freedives here. Every staffs are really friendly and professional. recommand freediving if you come to KhoTao.
Robbyn Kreutzer
Robbyn Kreutzer
2023-01-26
Friendly and very professional team, I felt safe at all times and all the theory (which is super interesting btw) was explained really well. I signed up to just do a day course to try it out and really enjoyed the whole experience, I ended up signing up to do a longer course and get AIDA2 certified so i could continue when I got home.. I just wish I'd had enough time to do the rest of the courses with Freedive KohTao! 🙂
Dean Buktenica
Dean Buktenica
2023-01-21
Completing my ADIA2 with freedive Koh Tao I was highly impressed with the knowledge and level on coaching from the whole team provided, very professional and helpful on all levels for all divers on the course. For any beginners like myself or more advanced I highly recommend there services.
Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey
2023-01-20
Had an incredible time doing my AIDA2 with Tom at Freedive Koh Tao. The whole team was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all things Freediving with a focus on safely pushing your boundaries. Can’t wait to come back again next time!
אלמוג לוי
אלמוג לוי
2023-01-16
The instructors were very professional, they conveyed the knowledge in an excellent way. Highly recommend

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
฿ 7,500
  • 2 day course
  • Dedicated equalisation workshop before course
  • Breathing, Relaxation & Awareness techniques
  • Physiology & Safety of freediving
  • Daily pool & dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 2 mins
  • Swim 40m under water
  • Dive 12-20m

Advanced Freediver

AIDA 3
฿ 10,800
  • 3 day course
  • Advanced equalisation
  • Dive efficiency & Freefall
  • Safety & Injury prevention
  • Training for freediving
  • Daily pool & dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 2:45 mins
  • Swim 55m under water
  • Dive 24-30m

Master Freediver

AIDA 4
฿ 16,000
  • 4 day course
  • 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 32-40m

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