FDHQ is your hub in the Philippines and Asia for all things freediving, our strengths safety and immediate access to depth with our experienced instructors for a quality experience.
Freediving is the best way to reconnect with nature.
Freedive to relive the joy of weightlessness. The discovery of the "Art of not breathing" based on a coherent set of theoretical learning, dry practices and immersion.
Apnea is a great school of letting go, because the performance, however modest it may be, is achieved in the simultaneous relaxation of body and mind.
Come and join in the adventure of freediving (apnea) and learn from us. Benefit from FDHQ team’s experience and enjoy learning in one of the best facilities in the world.
FDHQ is equipped with 2 boats, a beautiful stretching deck overlooking the sea, a full service cafe, 8 bungalows, terrace over the ocean, private beach, free paddle boards and bicycles, all of this conveniently located 25 min from Mactan Cebu International airport, we will make your experience here a truly unforgettable moment of freediving and chilling. Whether you are new to Freediving (Apnea) or an experienced Freediver, our set up with access to depth right in front of the shop, perfect conditions all year-round, and our positive and inspirational instructors will help you open up to new feelings and achieve your objectives, while enjoying Philippines.
Freediving in the Philippines
Whether you’re new to freediving or have been living the freedive lifestyle for years, our wide range of courses and training will take your skills and experiences to heights (and depths) you never thought possible. FDHQ is a MOLCHANOVS High Performance centre, offering all programs from student to professional instructor level programs but we are not just a school: we are an adventure destination centre.
The perfect place to chill as you will enjoy our swimming pool and terrace over the ocean, our stretching deck and the FDHQ healthy restaurant.
You will also have enjoy our private beach located 100 m from the drop off. Feel free to use our Stand UP Paddleboards and bicycles …. Mactan is flat (no reason not to go green!). Our restaurant will serve you a selection of healthy and delicious dishes, with vegetarian options.
FDHQ is based on the coral peninsula of Mactan, Cebu in the Visayan archipelago just 25 minutes from Cebu International Airport. The climate is tropical. It is surrounded by 167 smaller islands including that of Mactan. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the country offering you many activities and a central and well-served position to shine on the Philippines and Asia. Its central and protected position makes Cebu one of the best spots for snorkeling or training.
Come and enjoy an individual bungalow directly at the shop by the sea. You will be enjoying our great chilling areas and barbecues on the beach. Our terrace over the ocean and private beach will make your stay here great vacations. Backpackers bungalows or comfort bungalows available.
Enjoy healthy and fresh food from our FDHQ restaurant. Check our packages in the freediving courses area
We have a huge selection of the latest freediving (apnea) technology and quality apnea equipment from the leading brands available for retail sale or rental use. The FDHQ team can offer helpful suggestions and professional advice on which gear is right for you.
All the equipment you need for your courses or training sessions is included with no additional costs
Sardines run, Tropical Waterfalls, Night Dives, fun dives on Marine Sanctuaries along great coral reefs … all of this is available in FDHQ Philippines on demand. You will also be able to enjoy our free PaddleBoards, bicycles, during your stay here. Come and have a drink around a nice BBQ on our private beach after your dives.
Join our movie nights, chess or poker tournaments
WITH WARM, CLEAR WATER AND
ABUNDANT SEA-LIFE, FREEDIVING IS MORE
FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES
OUR FREEDIVING CREW
In FDHQ, Adventurers and Hosts are here to make your freediving adventure in The Philippines an experience to remember. They will gladly share their knowledge and passion of freediving with you.
Jean Luc Tulliez
Founder of Bluexperience
Owner associate of Bluexperience and FDHQ Mactan Philippines.
Freediving Instructor :
Molchanovs Instructor Wave 2
RAID WSF : Advanced Freediving Instructor
SSI : Advanced Freediving Instructor
CMAS : Moniteur Entraineur Fédéral
Hatha yoga teacher
Owner Associate of Bluexperience and FDHQ Mactan Philippines.
RAID Advanced Freediver
200 RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Instructor Trainer Molchanovs
RAID Master Instructor
SSI L3 Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
Raid First Aid + O2 Instructor
OUR FREEDIVING COURSES
FDHQ Philippines is a MOLCHANOVS of High Performance Center offering all Molchanovs certifications courses from Beginner to Professional Instructor level. We also offer VIP courses for one-on-one private tuition. Natalia Molchanov designed this federation for freedivers
YOU CAN START YOUR COURSE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT FDHQ. START NOW AND REGISTER TODAY !
JUST SELECT FDHQ AS YOUR DIVE CENTRE ONCE YOU FINISH REGISTRATION.
Wait no longer to be a part of the Molchanovs family.
Contact us and discover all the benefits to be a Molchanovs member
Whether you’re new to freediving (apnea) or have been living the freedive lifestyle for years, our wide range of courses and training will take your skills and experiences to heights (and depths) you never thought possible. All of it in Philippines, the freediver's Nirvana
FDHQ Training & Combo
Want to really take the time to discover freediving or to work on your skills ? Check out our packages. Whether you want to dedicate a week, a month or become a professional, we have the right package for you. We can also tailor make programs specially for you. Just let us know what are your objectives, we will help you achieve them !
After your Wave 3 Level, you will have the opportunity to be an assistant at FDHQ and to discover how to become an Instructor, it's a fascinating job. As an instructor trained at FDHQ, you will have great opportunities to work in many countries around the world. We offer a complete education system, professional teaching materials, totally online to respect the environment, you can start today at home or outdoors on your iPad or phone!
Our fun and informative approach in the form of training workshops will take you on a high learning cycle with more time in the water to develop your freediving skills for teaching. You will have the skills to: develop a freediving center, or travel the world to work as an instructor and train!
Located seaside 25 minutes from the Mactan international Airport of Cebu, Philippines, we offer freedivers depths from 10 metres to over 100 metres in the warm, clear tropical waters full of corals and sea life. Philippines is the freediver's Niravana
FDHQ is located in CEBU on the bustling seaside paradise on Mactan Island - with access to nightlife, shopping and dining, located among 5 star hotels and eco-friendly accommodation complexes.
FDHQ is right by the sea with direct access to the depth. You can arrive directly at Mactan Cebu Airport by international flights and be in the water within 45 minutes of your arrival!
We are a state of the art Freediving center with a cafe restaurant and all modern comforts, we offer accommodation next to the pool in our bungalows.
To reach us you can use google map from CEBU - Mactan international airport.
If you wish, we can organize your transfer from the airport to our home or to the accommodation of your choice