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.
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.
Start your freediving journey in the Philippines
Are you curious to see what freediving is about? Have you been snorkeling and want to be able to spend more time underwater? Then this course is for you. Here you will learn the basics of freediving, how to equalize the ears, how to breathe for freediving, and what happens in the body when we hold our breath. You will also learn how to rescue someone in the water, so you safely can go freediving with another person after this course.
Molchanovs Wave 1 Freediving Course (Beginner Level)
Learn the basics of freediving by uncovering your natural freediving ability. Here you will be taught to dive down 12 to 20 meters and learn techniques to hold your breath beyond a minute and a half. Topics include the physics of freediving, introduction to equalization and breathing, dive visualization, and much more. The course duration is typically 2-3 days.
- Be able to swim 200m non-stop.
- Static 1 min 30 sec
Open Water requirements
- CWTB & FIM 12-20m
- CWTB Buddying 6-10m
- Rescue from 6-10m
4 students at the most are accepted.