Conservation Freediving Bohol: what our students have made possible.
Updated: Apr 18
Our conservation and freediving center strives to contribute to the protection of the environment and to support local communities in the province. We're passionate about freediving and committed to spreading enthusiasm for this incredible activity while providing logistical and financial support to the Apnea Green Organization. Here is a list of activities our students made possible over the last few years. Our sincere thanks to you.
Summer 2023 (TBD): training of spearfishers in Siquijor
More information coming soon.
January to December 2023: training of spearfishers In Cagayan de Oro
Apnea Green partnered with the freediving center NorthMind Freediving, located in Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental) to teach safety and freediving courses in Tagalog to Filipino spearfishers. The partnership started in January 2023 and is will last until the end of the year. The amount of 18,000PHP was donated. Interested individuals can reach out here.
January 2023: training of lifeguards in Panglao
Apnea Green recently donated two automated external defibrillator training devices to the Philippine Life Saving organization. They’re currently being used to train lifeguards working in the Napaling Reef area in Panglao, Bohol.
Freediving training will also be provided to them at no cost, in partnership with Almira Diving Resort. The objective is to improve the safety of all visitors to the reef, by having lifeguards trained in underwater rescue techniques.
More information: www.philippinelifesaving.org
July 2019: marine protected area at Napaling Reef
Our team helped build the marine protected area at Napaling Reef, which since then helped protect marine life and coral reef.
February 2020: 3-day coral rehabilitation course of boatmen and snorkeling guides
A 3-day course in coral rehabilitation techniques was given to nine snorkeling guides and boatmen working around the island of Panglao. The objective was to help raise awareness among them and their future customers about the importance of marine life and coral reef.
June 2019: swimming course and beach cleanup for children
A day of swimming and mermaid activities, as well as a beach cleanup, was organized with children coming from Panglao Island.
March 2019: 3-day coral rehabilitation course for Filipino spearfishers and freedivers
A 3-day course in coral rehabilitation techniques was given to fourteen freedivers and spearfishers from Cebu. The objective was to help raise awareness among them about the importance of marine life and coral reef, and give them the keys to create their own coral nurseries.