Freedive Co-op is based in Moalboal, on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. Our school is a co-operative of freediving instructors, probably the first one using the open price as a business model. We welcome beginner, intermediate, advanced divers and instructors. For courses, coaching, training or whatever you call them… we simply see together if and how we can support you reach your goals.
Our vision of freediving education is rather simple too. Priority is given to safety and sensations, learning in a comfortable and enjoyable way. Passing personal best depths, requirements or getting certified are seen as happy by-products not driving motivations.
Our goals are a happy life based on fulfilling social relations with respectful and cool people ; Some time to freedive for ourselves and getting enough incomes to have a financially stable project. We see the school as an education and training facility used and supported by 10 to 20 divers per day. Most of them intermediate to advanced divers and staying medium to long term.
To achieve that, we settled the school in a calm and nice place full of frogs, birds and flowers. A place where divers can get an affordable room or house to stay. We chose a sheltered bay with easy depth and invested in high quality freediving equipment. We bought an island hopping boat with an ugly name and made it look like a nice freediving boat.. with an ugly name.