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Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School

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Address: Main Street | Next to Rio Coco Beans Coffee Shop, Utila 34201, Honduras
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Freedive Utila, Central America's Freediving Headquarters, is the place to...

Freedive Utila, Central America's Freediving Headquarters, is the place to learn how to hold your breath and go deeper than you ever thought. Now in our new location and offering Instructor training courses.

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I've spend a week training at Freedive Utila and the experience couldn't be better. The whole team is great, friendly and experienced. I'm so grateful that I ended up freediving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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L'Estartit, Spain
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L'Estartit, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've spend a week training at Freedive Utila and the experience couldn't be better. The whole team is great, friendly and experienced. I'm so grateful that I ended up freediving with them. Thank you guys for all you taught me :-)

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Staff were very experienced and knowledgeable. Safety is a priority. Very relaxed environment, excellent for learning to Freedive in. Boats go out almost every morning. Great equipment. Can teach different organisations if required (SSI, AIDA). Small pool for static apnoea if needed. The guys here, really know their stuff!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We sailed into Utila in 2015 and took the beginner and advanced freediving courses at Freedive Utila. This year we returned for the Master level course--6 weeks (more or less) of freediving training. Most of the students here are fairly young--probably in their 20s and early 30s--but this is a great sport for all ages. I'm 55 years old and... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

一个从没潜过水的、只在游泳池子里扑腾过的、甚至连浮潜都呛水的超级颜控,只是因为艳羡人家网站上超级炫酷、震撼视觉的照片,就这么义无反顾的打起背包奔赴了Utila~ 凭着极其低端的技能属性,我报名参加了他们2天半的初级课程~由此我开始了一段新奇的、痛并快乐的时光(解释一下哈,这里痛苦的不是本人,是我的教练Sheena啦~ 在海里各种拯救不停扑腾的小白,还外带不停歇的鼓励,我自己都能感觉到Sheena的痛) 首先是半天室内教学~讲解自由潜的呼吸和基本知识~不是大家臆想的各种憋长气,而是放松自然的绵长呼吸,自然而然的整个人的状态都松弛了,而且可以清晰的感觉到吸入的氧气多了好多~晚上回酒店躺床上练了2遍还不到,就睡死过去了,哈哈当时状态太放松了~ 然后第二天早上就是出海开始潜了~丢人啊太紧张了,水里状态百出,居然连脚蹼都是Sheena帮忙才穿上的,自此Sheena的苦难就正式开始了~小白是头一次潜水,肯定是不会做耳压平衡的啦,可怜的Sheena不仅要来来回回的跟着我们下潜做保护,还要不停的帮我想办法做耳压平衡,外带持续不间断的言语鼓励,整整3个小时下来,工作量之庞大绝非常人能扛得住的~ 忘了说了我们这个班一共有3名学员,所以我们每人下潜一次Sheena就需要下潜3次~ 下午回到室内,是半天的急救课程~这个很有用,尤其是对我这种小白~理论上先掌握了常见的风险和处置的方法,心里那种恐惧就自然而言的减少了 期间他们的老大 Tex (又一位潜水大神) 还专门过来帮忙解决我的耳压平衡问题~ 感觉人家超级负责任,不放过任何一个小问题 最后一天的下潜果然是比前一天放松了好多,虽然还是没能下去很深,但是耳压平衡终于起作用了,这时候老天爷也很给面子的给了个大晴天(Utila的雨季是一直持续到1月初的,所以我去的时候基本每天都有雨) 心情好,事情就顺,再次在Sheena的鼓励下很顺利的一次性完成了水上急救的练习~欧耶,学习任务完成,终于可以转场去Utila美丽的暗礁潜水了 这时自我感觉超级棒,臭美的学着水族馆里的美人鱼潜了一段距离~可惜是一个人去学的潜水没有小伙伴帮忙拍照留念~ 2天半的课虽结束了,可是坐着写评论的时候仍然能够清晰的回忆起当时的兴奋和快乐,感谢Sheena、Tex 和他们的教学及鼓励~自由潜就像是帮我打开了海底世界的大门,我想我以后会继续努力学习下去的 :-) Thanks Sheena ~ it is because of your words & encourage makes me stick and finished the course~ free diving just like a help to me to opened another magic door of ocean, I really enjoyed those 2days learning with you and... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback. We really enjoyed having you here. Safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Hey guys, I can highly racommend taking the "Apnea Total" free-diving course in Utila in the Bay Islands in Honduras... I had never before undergone a free-diving experience in my life - but I am really pleased that i did !! I learned a great deal in my short free-diving course, and I also had a lot of fun. Without... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We are happy that you discovered how relaxing this sport can be. Hope you will come back! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Apnea Total school at Freedive Utila is, by far, one of the best opportunities that should be taken advantage of by anyone interested in losing the noisy scuba gear and getting in touch with your "inner fish" while in Central America. The instructors are immensely knowledgeable and professional, and I've seen first hand how they're able to work with... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thanks you for the feedback. It was absolute pleasure training with you here. We wish you could stay longer, because we still haven't seen everything you are probably capable of doing. Come back when Alaska gets too cold! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Hi people! Freediving is a world! I did my advanced course and some fundives and I was very thanksfull to this club! Good vibe, good people and most importent SAFETY! Professional people and very responsible. Dont think twice.. thats where you wanna do your course!

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We really enjoyed your vibe! And have great travels south! More 

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Was in utila for a week and took the freediver course for 2.5 days and it was amazing the my guide was Sheena she was so professional and supportive with her I achieved getting to 21 meter under the water in one breath would totally recommend to everyone who's coming to utila to come to this place!

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

It was great having you here, and it was fun diving with you. Next time we hope you have time for the Advanced course! More 

Lille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I did the beginner 2 and half days activity, with a small group of 5 foreign people and two teachers. I learnt a lot of knowledge regarding the apnea, but mainly, I learnt a lot about my own body and metabolism. Some science regarding the human body is needed. They also taught us some yoga to improve the diving experience.... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! We enjoyed your visit. We hope you will continue training and come and see us again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had an awesome time at Utila freedive center. I loved learning the techniques and theory behind freediving. Chris, my instructor, was great and with his guidance and expertise I was able to push myself to go deeper and hold my breath longer. I did both the beginner and advanced course and I highly recommend them to anyone who is... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Freedive Utila - Apnea Total Freediving School, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you'll come back for the master course! More 

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