We are one of Koh Tao's first Scuba resorts to embrace the art of freediving and in 2012 opened Big Blue Freediving and instantly became the only center on Koh Tao with a pool in which to practise and our own dedicated Freediving boat. Inspired by the movie classic Le Grande Bleu, directed by Luc Besson, and starring Jean Reno & Jean Marc Barr the movie is a story focusing on the friendship of 2 legendary Freedivers Jacques Mayol and Enzo Maiorca in the world of competitive freediving. It was due to the impact of this movie on my life that when it came to giving my new Dive center on Koh Tao a name in the early 90's I opted for the name of my favourite movie- Big Blue. So it was with enormous excitement when we first opened Big Blue Freediving and now nearly 10 years later we are very proud of just how many divers we have trained in the skill of breathholding.
At Big Blue Freediving we focus on training individuals to become confident freediverscame to open Dive Center 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!
One of the longest-established dive centres on Koh Tao, Big Blue is your all in one "One Stop Shop".