Jo is a member of Apnea Green and gives free safety and freediving education to spearfishers in his area in order to prevent accidents among them. If you book a course with him, you do not only enable him to live off his passion, but you directly contribute to this project.
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Hi, I'm Jo Puma
I am a passionate freediving instructor, born and raised in the beautiful Northern Mindanao area (Philippines). Ever since I was a kid, I have always been drawn into the beauty of nature.
Like almost every one of my friends, after finishing university I went to a big city and entered the rat race of work. After a few years into that stressful life, my doctor told me I had a life-long autoimmune condition called psoriatic arthritis.
That condition was due to my lifestyle at the time, the stressful life I was living and the little attention I was paying to my health and nutrition.
At that point, I decided my life had to change. It was five years ago. I went back to live in Mindanao, made health my priority, and… discovered freediving!
Freediving enabled me to deeply connect with the beauty of nature, with the beauty of our ocean and its inhabitants and made me realize that our bodies are meant to be treated as sacred vessels.
Freediving, the ocean, fresh clean air, and the beautiful sceneries you’ll discover if you visit Northern Mindanao saved my life.
As a freediving instructor, I see it as my mission to protect and preserve our precious natural resources, by bringing environmental awareness to my fellow freedivers and friends.
Mother Nature's health is also our health.
Cagayan de Oro, in Northern Mindanao
If you plan to freedive with me, here are a few things you can do in Cagayan de Oro. I really think it’s worth planning a week here, nature lovers and those who want to resource themselves in a quiet area will love it.
Easy access from Manila, Cebu and Bohol
On this page you will find how to come to Cagayan de Oro.
Molchanovs Wave 2 Course
Students learn how to train the body for freediving and all the skills and knowledge needed to dive comfortably up to 24-30 meters, as well as hold your breath beyond two and a half minutes. Topics include relaxation modifications, improvement of Frenzel equalization, introduction to the dolphin kick and much more.
- Wave 1 certificate or other freediving certification
- OR completed crossover evaluation
- Static 2 min 30 sec
- DYNB 50m
- DNF 35m
Open Water requirements
- CWTB & FIM 24-30m
- CNF 15m
- CWTB buddying 10-15m
- Rescue from 15m
This course will be a private, one on one course. No other student will be present. If you do wish to bring along one or two friends, the second and third students will have a discount of respectively 20 and 30%. To maintain optimal conditions, three students at the most will be accepted.
If you want to learn more about the Molchanovs Movement, its community and training system, you can watch this video.