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AndRasa is a freedive and swim school located in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, helping people to conquer the fear of deep water and providing the most updated freediving education system - Molchanovs Freediving. Freedive AndRasa providing survival skill swimming, freediving from beginner to advance, freediving training sessions, private coaching, and some fundives to the coral bays and wrecks! :)
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
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Kamalia M
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Jun 2022 • Friends
I think before you’ve tried freediving, it can seem a bit scary. What with having no oxygen, being deep in the water etc. However, the things that scare us, can sometimes end up in the best experiences - with the right teacher!!

My W1 course had 3 people in it, all with no prior freediving experience. Howie was our teacher and he was amazing. He’s extremely patient, knowledgable, supportive and passionate about freediving. I really enjoyed his style of teaching because it seemed like he genuinely cared about imparting the right skills and tools to explore the freediving world safely while still having fun.

All of the equipment you need is included in the package, the only thing you need to sort out is your food, travel and accommodation.

Although I didn’t get to interact much with the rest of the Andrasa team, my interactions with them were quite warm. I also really like how Andrasa offers Molchanov certification.

All in all, I had a pleasant experience. Def going back soon!
Written 23 June 2022
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Syafiq Saad
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Jun 2022
I took up the Rasa Package (swimming + freediving). Calvin (swimming instructor) and Howie (freediving instructor) were really encouraging, caring and helpful each step of the way. I was extremely nervous for the courses but they were so calm, relaxed, and encouraging that I got over it and had a lot of fun. They will never scold you if you could not manage to do something properly but instead they will guide you and continuously encourage you. Both of them were soft spoken and very nice. I really enjoyed my time with them.

I did not manage to complete my course because of sinus issues but I'll definitely go back to complete it. One thing that Howie said to me that I'll always remember "You have the rest of your life to dive, so it's not worthwhile to keep on pushing and injure yourself".

If you're looking for someone to just certify you despite not having sufficient skills or able to complete the course, AndRasa is not the place for you. BUT, if you want to learn how to freedive properly and safely, with a great and encouraging instructor, then you should take up Wave 1 with AndRasa!

I just came back and I'm already looking forward to go back to complete my course. It was so much fun!
Written 20 June 2022
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Kero
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Jun 2022 • Friends
amazing free diving experience! So relax and chill! I was scared about the sea before the trip, but after the coach calm me down, finally can jump into the sea with a little bit fear lol
Written 16 June 2022
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BszeeMichelle
Kuala Ketil, Malaysia1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Scuba divers look outside, freedivers look inside... a Path to Healing, Health, and Happiness with my instructor... The moment with no fear and but warm 💙🧡 Howie is an amazing instructor. He is a knowledgeable, caring and very patient instructor.
Throughout the course you would learn a lot about yourself and how your body reacts to the challenge of diving underwater in one breath. Learn to calm your body and respect your body. I love every training session and also after training session with AndRasa. I would definitely be back for more diving training with AndRasa.
Written 16 June 2022
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Hafiz
5 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Ahhh..at last, I am a certified freediver! Thank God! I am super lucky to have Howie Lee as my instructor during my freediving course WAVE 1. And I am the only student during the course, so imagine the pressure?! Haha, just kidding. My instructor is very soft spoken teacher and really suitable for this job. What I can say, he is very dedicated and patient to teach me from ZERO. I learnt a lot of new things and knowledges and I gained a lots (Personal Bests mainly). Even though I am alone (the only student), and do mistakes, he always give me encouragement and tips to solve the problems. I had a very bad sinus (very painful!) during free immersion but I find my way to overcome the pain. The course was not super hard and not easy, but I think you need to be brave, trust yourself, remember the teachings and remained CALM and RELAX. I never thought I can hold my breath longer than 2 minutes and dive deeper more than 10 meter! What an achievement! Thank you so much AndRasa Studio for the course and to my awesome instructor! For sure I will come back for practice and aim to do WAVE 2 later on. See you soon!
Written 9 May 2021
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junyuenlim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Aug 2020
Howie and Calvin of AndRasa are two very professional, caring and patient instructors you could have for a freediving course. Freediving challenges you both mentally and physically, throughout the course you would learn a lot about yourself and how your body reacts to the challenge of diving underwater in one breath. Every dive is an act of mindfulness, there’s an art to calm your body by understanding how your body functions. I love how we get to have fun dives after each training session, you could put what you learn to test and enjoy the freedom of swimming underwater—it’s extremely rewarding to be able to swim beside the corals and fishes without any equipment. I would definitely be back for more diving training with AndRasa.
Written 23 October 2020
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KCTAN
3 contributions
Sep 2020
if you want to learn free diving !
Here is your first choice !
wonderful diving experience with coach Howie !
Written 10 October 2020
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Trisha
4 contributions
Sep 2020
I had no prior experience in scuba or freediving, but decided to enroll in the Wave 1 Molchanovs Freediving course with Andrasa. The course started with survival swimming skills from Calvin first, he was so patient, informative and made me feel at ease. I learnt so many new skills from him although I have been swimming my whole life! The freediving instructor Howie is an impeccable instructor, he is patient, understanding, and clear with his constructive feedbacks to ensure that we are able to truly enjoy freediving in a safe manner. He teaches not only the theory and practical, but he'll also pass on to you his passion for freediving and the magical aquatic world. Overall, it was a stress-free, fun and relaxing experience, thanks to Howie and Calvin. They definitely helped me to feel more confident, informed and relaxed while under water. I truly enjoyed the course and I am now a Certified Wave 1 Freediver, could never have imagined that I can achieve this!
Written 5 October 2020
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Andi L
Walpole, Australia1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Solo
I had an excellent experience at Freedive AndRasa. Howie is the kind of trainer that does not stick to textbook learning but can share from his passion and experience as he made freedive his lifestyle.
Written 10 September 2020
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Rohan Marshall
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Sep 2020
Freedive AndRasa is a fantastic school for freedivers - whether you are a beginner or very experienced. Their course material is well organised and easy to understand. They also give much pre- and post- course material. Their main trainer, Howie Lee, seems to have been born a fish. His comfort on the seas gives his students supreme confidence. Also, he is smart at assessing the various students' levels and abilities. As such, he is able to tailor different approaches to different individual challenges. Great job, guys
Written 8 September 2020
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