Professional freediving school in Malta & Gozo

Catering for all levels.

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Welcome to Deep Med, a professional and holistic freediving education centre located on the beautiful island of Gozo. Run by a passionate freediver, we offer courses and training programs that focus on a higher quality experience, setting ourselves apart from the average freediving school and instructors who offer standard two or three day courses.

We pride ourselves on providing a unique and immersive freediving experience, including opportunities for underwater exploration such as wreck diving, caves, and swim throughs. With our very own RIB, we have access to all dive sites around the islands and the freedom to dive to unlimited depths, surrounded by tranquility away from the more popular dive sites.

Our accommodation, available through our packages, includes three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. We believe in the power of underwater play and our training weeks and courses are designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Mediterranean.

Our freediving family is ever-expanding, with many of our clients becoming friends who keep returning to the island. We hope you’ll join us and become a part of this wonderful community of freedivers.

Learn more about freediving in Gozo and discover how we can help you achieve your freediving goals.

Join us to explore beneath the waves

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Learn how to freedive with us

Whether a newbie or an experienced freediver who wishes to sharpen your freediving skills, we’ve got you covered with daily workshops and more personalized coaching and attention. In addition, we follow and certify Molchanovs, the most up to date education system with a unique approach to freedive training.

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Why Gozo?

With its laid-back way of life, peace and tranquility, coupled with its stunning underwater scenery that includes submerged caves, arches and tunnels and a fascinating marine life, Gozo was the obvious location for us to open up shop.

Fabrice, Dave and Melly all smile at the buoy

Easy to navigate

At just 67 square kilometres, Gozo is the perfect size to explore, making moving from diving spot to diving spot effortless, while the island’s shape almost always makes for calm conditions.

Magnificent diving

The island is full of secret beaches and picturesque valleys, while its clean coast, underwater visibility and jaw-dropping aquatic scenery like the infamous Blue Hole makes the island every freedivers’ paradise.

Free diving all year round

With water temperature maintaining a steady 20 degrees even during the coldest of winter months means that freediving can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Meet your freediving instructor

Deep Med’s owner, Fabrice, is enthusiastic about the sea both off and on land. Born in Malta & exposed to the sea from day 1, his earliest and happiest memories are his playful adventures in the water. Throughout his teenage years he took up sailing and started a career in the Maritime industry as a navigation Officer.

As time progressed, a deeper connection with the sea developed through the art of breath-hold. A connection he wishes to pass onto you through his methods of teaching.

After many years facilitating hundreds of students, Fabrice discovered that it is imperative to spend more time in the water, no matter the level of freediving. Deep Med’s longer programmes create a safe and relaxed space to learn skills properly and effectively.

Fabrice enjoys depth diving as well as the recreational side; exploring coastlines, freediving wrecks, cave diving and swim-throughs! Fabrice will do his best to immerse you into his world through Deep Med’s experience.

During the winter months, he recharges by getting back into fitness, cold water swimming, deep-dive training whilst also broadening his equalization knowledge and teaching skill-set.

Meet your freediving instructor

Instructor Fabrice, smiling on a boat

Our freediving philosophy

First and foremost, it’s important that you have fun and enjoy your journey, no matter the outcome. Freediving is all about mastering a number of individual skills, which when applied simultaneously will lead to ultimate relaxation and comfort while in the water. Progress should never be rushed. Instead, we take things slow so that both body and mind are aligned, while bearing in mind that each and every individual is different, we make sure that our training is personalised so as to achieve the best possible results.

We do not limit you to a specific depth nor do we push you to achieve a certificate, which creates expectations and needless pressure. We do encourage the potential when we see it, while we do certify you for whatever level you achieve, even if it’s your first time freediving. We also don’t believe in two-day courses that offer little time to learn all necessary skills properly. On the contrary, we recommend a week-long freediving course with rest days in between so that you can acquire new skills and techniques, put these into practice, while making the most of this journey.

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Our freediving philosophy

Freediver surfacing just below water line

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Freediving?

    Also known as apnea diving and breath-hold diving, freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding rather than using breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.

  • How old is the discipline of freediving?

    Freediving was practiced in ancient cultures to collect food, harvest resources and to help during military campaigns. In Ancient Greece, breath-holding divers would descend to depths of up to 30 metres to collect sponges, while in Japan, ama divers collected pearls.

  • What are the top health benefits of freediving?

    From increased oxygen efficiency through the activation of our body’s mammalian dive reflex and improved lung functionality to achieving flexibility and better overall fitness, freediving can also serve as a great stress-reliever.

  • What is Molchanovs?

    The Molchanovs Movement is a global community of passionate, active freedivers with access to the latest freediving education, training, workouts and challenges, while the Molchanovs Freediving Education programme is based on the learning philosophy and expertise of top freedivers like Natalia and Alexey Molchanov.

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