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Big Blue Freediving - Koh Tao - Thailand

Level 1 Freediving Course

Level 1 Freediving Course


  Here you will learn the proper breathing techniques, familiarize yourself with diaphragmatic breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. In the SSI level 1 Freediving course…

Here’s what to expect when you participate in our Level 1 Freediving Course

Here’s what to expect when you participate in our Level 1 Freediving Course

30th Jun 2015

We often have customers who cometo us with no knowledge of Freediving or what they would learn on a Freediving course. So here’s what to expect when you participate in…

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Welcome to Big Blue Freediving

At Big Blue Freediving, we focus on training individuals to become confident freedivers. We believe that Freediving allows you to glide through the ocean and swim through its accessible caves, what we call ‘swim throughs’! Freediving enables you to explore freely and discover our magical underwater world. Freedivers, regardless of age, have the opportunity to experience the ocean like never before!

So what is Freediving? Freediving or apnea diving is having the ability to dive whilst holding your breath, without any artificial apparatus. Your lungs are your tanks! Freediving gives complete freedom underwater. It encourages you to ‘live in the moment’ by helping you to remain calm in the mind and truly connect to your body. A range of aquatic activities such as snorkeling, surfing, spear fishing, synchronised swimming, meditation & yoga, benefit from and, require techniques taught in Freediving.

So why choose Big Blue? Big Blue Freediving is located on the islands most popular beach, known as Sairee, our freediving school is within a resort (Big Blue Diving) and if you train with us, based on availability, accommodation is free!

We are the only freediving school in Koh Tao that has our very own swimming pool, where we conduct all of our confined water skills! Providing you with a comfortable training environment to ease into the art of freediving! Not only do you receive free accommodation and have your own pool we also have our very own 16 meter diving boat! Our boat provides us with enough space to conduct pre-dive stretching sessions on the sun deck and for all courses we provide refreshments and snacks during breaks! To top it all off we also have two restaurants and a bar for you to meet up new people and share your experiences!

Already qualified and want to train and/or fun dive? Check out our Training Session & Fun Dive packages for detailed information.

One of the longest-established dive centres on Koh Tao, Big Blue is your all in one "One Stop Shop" and also one of Koh Tao's most popular.

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Why Big Blue?

bullet5 dive boats per day
bulletUp to 20 divesites
bulletFull day trips to Sail Rock
bulletInstructor Training
bulletEco Internships
bulletBreathhold Diving
bulletFree Dorms


bulletBest Location in Sairee Beach
bulletFull day trips to Angthong Marine Park

bulletFull day trips to Chumphon Marine Park
bulletTech diving Cave & Wreck expeditions
bulletLuxurious Beachfront AC Bungalows
bulletBest Pizza on Koh Tao!
bulletBeachfront Resorts with bar & restaurant

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