Freedive Taiwan teaches Molchanovs courses.
Molchanovs is the world’s finest freediving organisation,
developed by the world’s top freediving athletes.
Freediving or ‘apnea’ is the ancient art of exploring the underwater world on ONE BREATH. It is a physical and mental discipline, a way to health and happiness, a sport and a lifestyle.
Freedive Taiwan was founded in 2017 as Taiwan’s first dedicated English language freediving centre.
We offer the highest quality freediving education from our school in Southern Taiwan.
Located on the beautiful tropical island of Xiao Liuqiu in the south of Taiwan, enjoy the island life and the beautiful ocean.
Freediving is supported by a healthy lifestyle.
Instruction in traditional yoga, breath work, meditation, mobility and physical training are all available at Freedive Taiwan!
Donny is an awesome instructor – professional, patient, with a good sense of humor. He’s always keeping an eye on everyone’s safety while customizing individual coaching sessions.
Donny might be the most knowledgeable instructor in Taiwan on freediving related information such as workouts, physiology, relaxation routines and so on, because he is constantly learning when he’s interviewing top level freedivers on his podcast “freedive cafe” which is how I found Donny!
I cannot recommend any instructor more highly than Donny. His dedication to helping us learn and practice safe freediving skills was paramount in our ability to learn the correct techniques at our own pace. He was very patient with us and we had so much fun during the course!
Freediving could be an intimidating experience for beginners like me, fortunately Donny is extremely patient and encouraging ! on top of that , there was no compromises when it comes to safety, which I think is very very important.
I highly recommend coming here because Donny is a professional and very serious about his students safety and knowledge. You’ll feel well educated after you finished the course! And Xiao Liuqiu is such a beautiful place, fast to get there too. Don’t miss out thanks Freedive Taiwan!
Amazing experience – Donny is very knowledgeable about the sport & was extremely patient with me. Would definitely recommend this course to everyone!
My wife and I really enjoyed the freediving course with Donny.
Donny could be a best instructor in Taiwan. He has great passion for teaching with patients with us. Due to his great support we learned new skill in very short of time and it was great fun!
I chose to learn free diving with Donny based on the other reviews and can confirm he is an excellent instructor and a great guy. It is so critical to build the right habits from the beginning and Donny ensures that this happens. Second, he is very patient and knows how to encourage and help you through the learning process.
Amazing trip into the world of freediving. Faced my own mental challenges and limitations and pushed much further (20 meters dive). All thanks to professional guidance by Donny, his sense of humor and 100% safety at all times. TOP RATED.
Can’t agree more with all the reviews. If you want to have a professional, safe experience learning the techniques from a great coach and about the world of freediving in English in Taiwan, you don’t have to look further. You won’t regret signing up with Donny plus you get to take a small getaway trip to Xiao Liu Qiu while you are at it…and even some yoga too! Thanks, Donny.
Donny is the best and most knowledgeable freedive instructor on the island. He is the real deal. I had a an absolutely amazing time and super safe dives. He is a legend. Highly recommended.
We had a fantastic long weekend with Donny as total beginners. Very highly recommended – and you’re guaranteed to see lots of turtles too!
FREEDIVING LEVEL TWOAdvanced Freediving - Take Your Apnea to the Next Level
This advanced freediving course will teach you how to enter the beautiful sensation of freefall and dive to 30m deep.
You will also learn how to train like a freediving athlete.
Our advanced courses includes instruction in mobility, yoga, meditation and viusalisation.
4 – 5 DAYS 16,750 TWD
TRAINING SESSIONS & FUN DIVESPractice with Us & Enjoy the Waters of The Island
Certified divers can join us on the buoy to practice their skills, or get guided tours of the local dive spots!
2+ HOURS 1200 TWD
3 Session Package 3000 TWD
6 Session Package 5000 TWD
10 Session Package 7500 TWD
COACHING SESSIONSExpert One on One Coaching Sessions
Expert one to one coaching with Donny,
including pre-dive stretching and mobility session and post-dive video analysis, to take your depth diving to the next level.
2+ HOURS 1600 TWD
3 Session Package 4200 TWD
6 Session Package 7000 TWD
10 Session Package 10,000 TWD
Donny is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor
with 12+ years of personal practice in traditional yoga.
Freedive Taiwan is also the home of Thrive Space Yoga Taiwan. Thrive Space is an educational initiative to bring authentic Patanjali Yoga and Hatha yoga to those can benefit from it most.
Donny offers expert one-on-one tuition in yoga and all its essential components.
YOGA CLASSES 1 - 8 PERSONSTraditional Hatha Yoga - Taiwan | Xiao Liuqiu
These are not like the yoga classes at your gym. All essential components of traditional Hatha Yoga are explored in the class: Kriya (Purificatory Exercises), Asana (Posture Practice in Vinyasa Krama format), Pranayama (Yogic Breathwork) & Yogic Meditation. For serious seekers looking to take their personal practice to the next level.
1.5 – 2 hrs
1-on-1 1300 TWD
2 – 4 people 600 TWD
5 – 8 people 400 TWD
ONLINE CLASSESA Taste of a Complete Practice
Classes are held over Zoom for a maximum of 10 people.
This class consists of the Long Form Water Sequence
(33 Postures linked in Vinyasa Krama Style),
for beginning to intermediate students,
+ 10 minute pranayama routine and 10 minutes of yoga nidra.
1 hr 45 minutes 700 TWD
(First class is always FREE)
(Maximum 8 Students per Class)
6 DAY YOGA COURSE RETREATDeveloping a Personal Practice (Level One)
You will never develop a personal yoga practice from books, or by attending 1 hr asana classes.
A course of education is required, taught by an experienced practitioner.
This 6 day course is held at Thrive Yoga Space on Xiao Liuqiu island in the south of Taiwan.
Each day you will receive 5 – 6 hrs practical tuition and lectures in Classical and Hatha yoga, Practice & Philosophy.
By the end of the course you will have an authentic yoga practice you can take with you anywhere in the world.
6 Days 14,750 TWD
(not including meals or accommodation)
6 Days 18,750 TWD
(including hostel accommodation)