Freediving Courses



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, courses and training in Bali are temporarily ON HOLD.

Donny is back in Taiwan teaching at his school Freedive Taiwan, and will be happy to welcome you there for a course!

Taiwan is one of the safest, most well-developed countries in Asia and has essentially escaped the pandemic with only a a few hundred cases and 7 deaths since first reporting the virus in January. As of November 1st 2020 Taiwan has been more than 200 days without a reported case of the disease!
Freedive Taiwan is located on Xiao Liuqiu island in tropical southern Taiwan, a beautiful coral island with warm, clear waters, a unique culture and hot climate.


Why Learn Freediving With Us?


Freedive & Thrive courses are done differently. Rather than the typical 2 or 3 day beginner’s course, these courses last a minimum of 5 days and include a range of additional classes and workshops as well as much more time in the water.

Freedive & Thrive courses are meant for those who want to take a deeper, less superficial dive when learning to freedive, more personalised coaching and attention, while practicing traditional Hatha yoga and breathwork every day to not only make them truly competent freedivers, but also to improve the overall quality of life.



Donny is currently offering Freedive & Thrive courses in sleepy Amed, in Bali’s remote north-eastern region. Open water sessions take place in Jemeluk Bay, a beautiful, protected bay with up to 50m depth, fringed by coral reefs.
Pool sessions, theory sessions, yoga and other workshops are conducted in the amazing facilities of Ocean Prana Freediving School, only a stone’s throw from the water. There is a dedicated 25m freediving pool at our disposal, with a healthy food restaurant also on the premises.

For more information about accommodation and food in Amed, click HERE




Courses can be started on any Monday of the month from May 2020.
A maximum of 4 students is permitted on each course.
To find out if a date is available please shoot Donny a message on the Contact Page


For detailed information about courses and extra activities, keep scrolling!

Level One


Course Includes:

5 Full Days

AIDA2 or Molchanovs Wave One Course:
3 Classroom Sessions
min 5 Open Water Sessions
min 2 Pool Sessions


4 Yoga Classes (Vinyasa Krama)
4 Pranayama Classes
2 Yin Yoga Classes
Stretching & Mobility for Freediving Workshop




550 USD

Includes Equipment Hire &
Certification Fees

Level Two


Course Includes:

6 Full Days

AIDA3 or Molchanovs Wave Two Course:
2 – 3 Classroom Sessions
min 6 Open Water Sessions
min 2 Pool Sessions


4 Yoga Classes (Vinyasa Krama)
4 Pranayama Classes
2 Yin Yoga Classes
Introduction to Meditation Workshop
Training for Freediving Workshop
+ Personalised Training Plan




750 USD

Includes Equipment Hire &
Certification Fees

Freedive & Thrive students can be certified under either the AIDA or Molchanovs systems.

Requirements to Join

Ability to swim 200m, unbroken, in any style without wetsuit, fins or snorkel.

Level 2 applicants require a level 1 certification from a reputable freediving education organisation.

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