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Discover the Thrills and Benefits of Freediving at Atmosphere!

Embark on a freediving adventure with Atmosphere into the beautiful waters of Dauin. Enjoy a breathtaking dive into crystal-clear waters, free from bulky equipment, as you embark on silent and meditative underwater exploration. Refine your breath control, elevate your senses, and immerse yourself in the world beneath the waves.

With a focus on relaxation, breath control, and safety, freediving offers a unique and meditative underwater experience down to 10-16 m, fostering a deep connection between enthusiasts and the mesmerizing marine world. We are offering PADI freediving courses, guided freediving and coaching at Atmosphere with our in-house freediving instructor.

Explore some of the best freediving sites in Dauin

Atmosphere’s house reef and the famous Apo Island are just some of the pristine freediving sites you can explore during your stay at Atmosphere. Our house reef, located just a few steps away from the resort, presents a diverse underwater landscape teeming with colorful coral formations and an abundance of marine life. The accessibility and variety make it an ideal spot for freedivers of all levels, from beginners honing their skills to seasoned enthusiasts seeking a unique challenge.

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Meanwhile, Apo Island, a short boat ride from Dauin, stands as a world-class freediving destination. With its dramatic drop-offs, pristine coral gardens, and the chance to encounter larger marine species like sea turtles and schools of barracuda, Apo Island offers a breathtaking and immersive freediving adventure. Together, these sites in Dauin create an unparalleled opportunity for underwater exploration, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking the ultimate freediving experience.

New to freediving? Enroll in the PADI Freediver course at Atmosphere

Take your first step towards learning how to explore the underwater world with only your breath! Enroll in the PADI Freediver course at Atmosphere where you will be introduced to freediving theory and techniques with our PADI freediving instructor.

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Starting in the pool, you will learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea (holding your breath) – the goal here is static apnea of 90 seconds and dynamic apnea of 25 metres/80 feet! Your instructor will then take you into open water along the beautiful Dauin coastline, practicing free immersion and constant weight freedives down to 10 metres/30 feet, plus proper buddy procedures.

Participants must be 12 years or older, with adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

More comfortable on the surface? Snorkel in style!

At Atmosphere Resorts & Spa in the Philippines, we welcome snorkelers on all our boat trips, with Apo Island being the most popular snorkeling trip. A beautiful island with lots of turtles, white sand and stunning coral reefs.

Snorkeling can also be done off the beach on our amazing house reef – right in front of the resort – at any time. Many of our other dive sites are excellent snorkeling sites with very shallow corals. It is a marine sanctuary roped off by buoys, with marine park rangers patrolling, making sure the sanctuary rules are followed. Fishing or touching the reef is not allowed and if you want to swim, snorkel, or dive you need to have tickets for the marine park.

The reef covers a very large area and stretches all the way to the beach in some areas. You will encounter countless tropical fish, many species of coral and sponges, sea turtles, and perhaps even sea snakes. Going further out, there is often a school of barracudas hanging in the blue. The house reef is so vast that it would take you many hours to explore it.

Snorkel equipment is available for guest use free of charge in our dive centre. We also offer snorkeling classes for guests who have little experience but wish to learn. We have dedicated snorkeling guides at Atmosphere and we have life jackets available for the less experienced swimmers. Check out the map in the dive centre for more details on our snorkeling spots.

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