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What is freediving?
Freediving is the ultimate way to explore the underwater world with nothing but a single breath. It's a sport that requires both physical and mental strength, as well as a deep connection with the ocean. As a freediver, you'll learn to relax your body and mind, and tune into the present moment, and you will be surprised how easy it is.
You'll experience the sensation of weightlessness as you glide effortlessly through the water, surrounded by marine life. Freediving is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle that promotes mindfulness, inner peace, and a profound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the ocean.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, our school is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and discover the magic and tranquility of freediving.
At Freedive Utila, we are proud to be the world's first and only cooperative, as well as Central America's first freediving training center. Our team of skilled instructors is the backbone of our business, and we strongly believe that by involving them in decision-making, we can benefit from their dedication and passion. We are committed to creating a supportive and empowering environment for our instructors, which ultimately leads to a better learning experience for our students.
From complete beginners to advanced freedivers, we offer a range of courses that cater to your individual needs and goals. With over 3000 happy students, and numerous competitive freedivers like Sheena McNally, Marc Laszlo beginning their jouney with us, there is not better place in Cental America to learn to freedive. Our students are continually surprised at what they can achieve on a single breath, and most importantly, they find it easier than they expected.
Our unique approach to teaching focuses on relaxation, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and safety, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in the water and have a new toolset that can impact everyday life. Our courses are based on realworld experiences of our competitive team and instructors, and the latest sports science. We believe that anyone can learn to freedive and benefit from everything it offers, and we are committed to providing a supportive and empowering environment for you to discover your own potential.
So come and see for yourself why Freedive Utila is the ultimate destination for freediving enthusiasts from around the world and try a freedive course.
At Freedive Utila, we understand that the instructor is the most important factor in learning a sport. That's why we prioritize personal development for both our students and instructors. As a young and evolving sport, we take pride in staying at the forefront of freediving development. We encourage and support our instructors to attend competitions, either as competitors or as part of the safety team and international deep weeks, to further their skills and knowledge.
The "Boss" - Cindy Mom - Master Instructor
Hailing from a small town in Germany, Ninja's journey to freediving began when she quit her job in 2018 to explore the world.View Ninja Instagram@ninja_reith
Meet Hugo, a freediver and scuba instructor hailing from the beautiful country of France. With a deep passion for exploring the underwater world, Hugo has immersed himself in the realms of both freediving and scuba diving.View Hugo Instagram@hugo.genin
Boat Captain - Instructor
Meet Bryan, a skilled and adventurous freediver from the sunny shores of Florida. With his extensive knowledge and experience in freediving.View Bryan Instagram@b.debay
Cindy Dad - Boat Captain
Meet Chris, who currently holds the record for the longest Master course duration, 8 months! From Scotland, Chris first learned to freedive at Freedive Utila in 2018, where he first met Ninja, and has been hooked ever since.View Chris Instagram@chris.canal
Shy - Cute
Meet Cinderella, the enchanting canine resident of the freediving school. This four-legged diva has a rags-to-riches tale that would put fairy tales to shame. Rescued from an animal shelter...
Misunderstood - Violent - Cute
Meet Samba, don't be fooled by her small size, her diminutive meow, or her adorable spotted belly. This little beast has a larger-than-life personality. Using her ruthless cuteness and her needle-sharp fangs, she keeps the Freedive Utila staff in line and the customers happy.
Our trusty boat, the Slippery Dick, is an essential part of our freediving adventures. Named after a species of fish known for its agility and speed, the Slippery Dick is a reliable vessel that will take us to diving locations.