• Arnaud Simons

Social Impact of the Platform My Freediving Instructor.com

Updated: Jul 15

My Freediving Instructor is an initiative of Apnea Green, a non-profit environmental organization that acts to protect marine resources and benefit local communities in the Philippines. The particularity of Apnea Green is that it integrates freediving into most of its programs, to better work with local communities.


My Freediving Instructor is a platform that connects freediving instructors and students, worldwide. It was developed during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines and launched in June 2020. Its mission is threefold:


  1. Fund the programs of Apnea Green.

  2. Make it easier to freediving instructors worldwide to live off their work.

  3. Share the passion of freediving by making it affordable, enjoyable, and safe.


Every time a course is sold through the platform, 5% of the amount received by the instructor is donated to Apnea Green. Any profit generated through the platform will be used as follows:

  • 60% will go to Apnea Green to fund its programs and pay for its (strictly necessary) operational fees, such as the annual mayor's permit, bookkeeping and lawyer fees, and so on.

  • 40% will be used to manage and expand the marketplace.


Here are the five programs run by Apnea Green that will benefit from the money collected through the platform:


When you book or market a course through My Freediving Instructor.com, you are making these programs possible.

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The Apnea Green Organization Inc. is a non-profit environmental organization registered under the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 11232).


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