Let's Dive Into Freediving

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It all started with a photoshoot project, and now, I'm a member of the Philippine Freediving Team, and a freediving instructor. I've always been fond of the waters since my childhood days. Perhaps, freediving is already written on the palm of my hands long before I realized it's what I want to do. Here are my ideal freediving spots, in case you're planning to become a freediver yourself. Feel free to also include these stores where you can get freediving equipment to start your journey into the vast ocean.

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Coron

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San Jose, Philippines • Recommendation • 

How can I forget Coron? It's the place where I did my first photoshoot. During my first visit here, I went scuba diving. After some time, I returned as a freediver and had an incredible experience exploring the underwater ruins in their full glory. It felt more liberating because I don't need to worry about entering smaller passageways.

  • Coron, Philippines

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Panglao

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Baclayon, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Panglao is regarded as the "Mecca of Freediving." People from the Philippines and other parts of the world go here to train. There are also lots of schools that offer freediving courses. It's undoubtedly an beautiful tropical paradise that you can't miss in Bohol.

  • Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

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Moalboal

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Toledo, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Moalboal holds a special place in my heart, not just because I grew up in Cebu but also because it's a destination where I find enjoyment as a recreational freediver. The Sardine Run is probably the ultimate highlight of a Moalboal freediving adventure. Picture this: you're submerged in crystal clear waters while surrounded by a tornado of sardines. It's so cool to experience that for yourself!

  • Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

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Apo Reef Natural Park

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San Jose, Philippines • Recommendation • 

The best thing I love about Apo Reef is it keeps you away from the city jungle momentarily. Its marine environment remains pristine and untouched. Locals here protect the area from pollution and other harmful acts of ill-disciplined individuals. This underwater paradise also gave me my first-ever shark encounter. When you get to the island, be prepared because there's no signal. No one is disturbing you from the outside world, so it's a great feeling.

  • Apo Reef Club Rd, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines

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Mabini

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Batangas, Philippines • Recommendation • 

I recommend Anilao in Mabini, Batangas because you can find so many freediving schools here. Many people think that freediving isn't accessible, but it's pretty far from reality. If you have a weekend to spend, go here and experience the wonders of underwater.

  • Mabini, Batangas, Philippines

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Divers Point

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Online, www.diverspoint.net • Recommendation • 

As a beginning freediver, you want to buy equipment that's not too pricey but durable. Divers Point has the best value gear available. This store offers fins, fin bags, dive wear, and more. I bought my first pair of fins here, and I had a great experience with them.

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Stride & Stroke

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Muntinlupa City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

You can find one of their stores in Alabang Town Center. Stride and Stroke is a great brand. They have a fantastic selection of freediving gear like buoys, masks, snorkels, and gear bags sold at reasonable prices.

  • +63 2 8533 1034
  • Store No. 1178 Alabang Town Center, Theater Dr, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

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