Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

scroll
down

Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

scroll
down

Welcome to

Freedive
Koh Tao

The best place to learn
freediving in Thailand!

scroll
down

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 87 reviews.
Adrian Stierli
Adrian Stierli
2022-08-11
I did the AIDA2 course together with my girlfriend at Freedive Koh Tao with Tom as our main instructor. We had a fantastic time and Tom was very patient and kept tailoring the course to match our progress. Absolutely recommended to anyone interested in freediving. The shop also has a cool selection of masks, snorkels, dry bags, shirts etc.
Elena Cacciapaglia
Elena Cacciapaglia
2022-08-04
I came to Freedive Koh Tao after hearing so many recommendations and I couldn’t be happier with my decision!! Tom and Tommy are the best instructors anyone could have. The level of attention they put into every student is incredible. Everyone was really comfortable and we all had a lot of fun! It’s incredible how we could progress so much in so little time, I’m really impressed and I can’t wait to come back to take the next course!
Silvio Belmar
Silvio Belmar
2022-07-28
Instructors have great knowledge and amazing soft skills. They make sure you feel comfortable by doing a step-by-step training that adapts to your necessities. I would fully recomend it, its a great place to start or improve your skills.
Marko Stricevic
Marko Stricevic
2022-07-27
I have done the AIDA2 Freediver course at Freedive Koh Tao and can wholeheartedly recommend them. The first time I inquired about the course, I was already welcomed with open arms and a smile. They were very flexible so starting the course was possible even the next day. During the course, Tom's and Tommy's dedication to the sport was very visible as they taught me about breathing and equalization techniques in a theoretical part as well as in a practical session in the pool and in the open sea. They had answers for all my questions and took a lot of time for personal training. I did all my dives with Tom and have to say that he is an excellent teacher that communicates very well and focuses on the details. He gave very detailed, constructive feedback after every dive. It is clear that he is a very experienced freediver and he loves to share his knowledge. He makes you feel that you're in good hands. Many thanks to Freedive Koh Tao team for introducing me to the world of freediving. Will come back for the next course 🙂
Charlie McIntosh
Charlie McIntosh
2022-07-26
Did my AIDA 4 with Freedive Koh Tao and was awesome! The guys are very friendly and really know what they’re doing. There’s no pressure and they treat beginners and experienced divers very well and make sure everyone is comfortable. Will definitely be back to finish my instructors soon!
Tibo Gude
Tibo Gude
2022-07-24
Great freedive school. Had a great time, learned and progressed a lot and felt very comfortable during my AIDA 3 course. Highly recommend!
jia wu
jia wu
2022-07-21
Best free diving experience ever! Everything is perfect! Enjoying life on koh Tao island
kim wang
kim wang
2022-07-20
Tommy and Tom are very patient, nice and master skilled! I learnt a lot new technique of AIDA3, so lucky to meet them there, they always let me feel relax and safety during each dive! Looking forward to go there again and train more! By the way the view around also fabulous. Tommy和Tom都非常认真负责,每一项技术技巧都耐心讲解,并且真正让我放松体验自由潜的乐趣,海训时有他们在身边安全感满满,感谢耐心讲解和陪伴,期待再次在涛岛重聚并享受自由潜乐趣!
עמית חנניה
עמית חנניה
2022-07-15
Got into the shop by mistake looking for a scuba diving shop, but Tommy and Tom were so nice and got me so curious about freediving so I had to come back and get my AIDA2 certification a few days later. Tom and Tommy are very affable and welcoming, real professionals too. Had a very good time freediving with them and just coming by to say hello, made my staying in Koh Tao really nice. 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
฿ 7,500
  • 2 day course
  • Pre-course online equalisation workshop
  • Breathing, Relaxation & Awareness techniques
  • Physiology & Safety of freediving
  • Daily pool & dive sessions
  • Hold your breath for 2 mins
  • Swim 40m under water
  • Dive up to 20m

Advanced Freediver

AIDA 3
฿ 10,800
  • 3 day course
  • 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
  • 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 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