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    Apnea Koh Lipe

Apnea Total

At Apnea Koh Lipe we teach freediving according to the Apnea Total Freediving Education System. Apnea Total is an international freediving organisation that provides certifications that are recognised worldwide, and is one of the largest certifying freediving organisations in the world.  The APNEA TOTAL headquarters is on Koh Tao has educated more then 7000 students to date. The school and teaching system focuses on experience in the water. With theory covering all necessary aspects of freediving but without exams or knowledge reviews, making the courses easy and enjoyable. The main focus is placed on water sessions, where progress is fast and learning curve steep. The maximum ratio instructor to students is 1:3, which makes training very personal allowing for maximum performance from students. There are many reputable Apnea Total freediving centres and experienced Instructors who are teaching and certifying Apnea Total courses worldwide.

Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is located 60 km from the Thai Mainland, and is the southernmost island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe, pronounced as Ko Lee-pae, is one of the many Butang Islands located in the beautiful Tarutao National Marine Park.

The island is part of the Adang Archipelago, a cluster of about 10 uninhabited islands (Koh Lipe being the exception).

The closest pier is in Pak Bara. On a clear day you can see Langkawi Island in Malaysia, which is just 30 km away. From Pak Bara Minibuses and taxis are available to the closest airport in Hat Yai, or to other destinations in the south like Krabi and Ao Nang.

In high season (November –May) daily boats connect Koh Lipe to Langkawi, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and other islands in the Andaman Sea.

Koh Lipe is a small and relatively flat island; its name means “Paper Island” in the local Sea Gypsy (Chao Ley) language.

There are 3 main beaches on Koh Lipe and a handful of smaller ones. The beaches are pearly white with incredible views. The waters are crystal clear and the marine life is absolutely amazing. The locals will treat you like family and the food is great with lots to choose from Thai to Western Cuisine. Koh Lipe’s main street is called “Walking Street”.  Around Koh Lipe are some Thailand’s best reefs all within easy reach.

Nikki

Apnea Total Instructor

Nikki, originally from Ireland developed a love for the ocean from an early age. She originally came to Asia to become a scuba diving instructor, but soon realized where her true passion lay. She started freediving at Apnea Total headquarters in Koh Tao, completing her Master course and getting totally hooked into the world of freediving. Soon after she became an instructor and joined The Apnea Total family .Working on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan she became an accomplished freediving instructor .Taking her freediving worldwide she has trained in many places around the world. She also teaches survival apnea for surfers and watermen & is an SSI scuba dive master.
She is also an accomplished competitive freediver and holds 3 National Records in Free Immersion, Constant Weight and Constant Weight No Fins categories.

Yann

Apnea Total Instructor

Yann, from France, has been following the sea through his travels around the world .  The sea has always been a central part of his life. After exploring the underwater world as a scuba diver , he  discovered  Freediving and  scuba diving was quickly forgotten.

He completed the level 1 Freediver course in Koh Phangan in 2015 and immediately fell in love with the sport. After which he took part in the Advanced Freediver Course and continued to Master level at Apnea Koh Lipe, proving to be a very strong and competent  freediver.

Combining his love for travelling and Freediving he completed his Instructor Course in the Philippines. Returning to Koh Lipe to share his passion for freediving with his students.

Yann teaches courses in French, Spanish and English.

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