Zen Freediving

Singapore's Top Rated Freediving School & Community


Freediving is much more than a sport. It is a life discipline that strengthens your mind, body and spirit. It is shared by a community, yet unique to one. It is a personal journey of connection to the ocean and endless new experiences, all on a single breath.

“Scuba divers dive to look around. Freedivers dive to look within.” – Umberto Pelizzari


At Zen Freediving we share our passion for freediving through courses, trips, training and events and seek to build a community of freediving enthusiasts in Singapore and around the world.

Our approach to teaching freediving is based on relaxation and internal awareness in a safe and fun environment, dispelling the perception of freediving as an "extreme" sport. We teach beginners to advanced students, and cater to each student's individual ability and personal objectives, whether recreational or competitive. In each course, you will delve into the physics, psychology and physiology of freediving. 

We were the first freediving school in Singapore to offer freediving courses in local waters. The visibility may be limited, but there is local marine life to be discovered in our fair city state by those with the patience to explore! 

As freedivers, we believe in taking care of the ocean that brings us so much enjoyment and do our part by promoting sustainability and supporting marine conservation efforts. 



Molchanovs Instructor

Founding member of the Apnea Association of Singapore

Chris was inspired to pursue freediving over 10 years ago after hearing the humpbacks singing off the Big Island of Hawaii. Since then, freediving has become his lifestyle. Two years ago he left his legal career to pursue freediving and since then has been teaching, diving and exploring the ocean full time.

Chris loves the mind/body aspects of freediving, the endless challenge and the new experiences that freediving offers. 



AIDA and Molchanovs Instructor, AIDA Judge
Singapore Women’s Multiple National Record Holder. 

Founding member of the Apnea Association of Singapore. 

Having spent countless hours in the water as a kid, Michelle felt right at home when she started freediving in 2011. An ex-competitive swimmer, triathlete, rock climber and a certified PADI rescue scuba diver, she feels that freediving is the only sport to have had such a profound effect on her personality and lifestyle.

Although she enjoys the challenge of training and competition, Michelle's favourite part of freediving is spending time in the water connecting with other ocean inhabitants. She enjoys teaching and helping other people discover the joys of freediving, in the hopes that they get to experience the wonders of the ocean too. Besides freediving, she loves surfing and has a special interest in marine conservation.




AIDA 4 Freediver

Sam started his underwater adventure with scuba diving in early 2012. A few months later, he took his very first freediving course in the Philippines. Freediving soon became his passion and the rest is history. He believes that freediving is an endless journey of fine-tuning our breath control and awareness of the senses.

Since then, Sam has dived and trained with freedivers from all over the world. He joined the Zen Team in 2016 to assist with courses and coaching, and feels privileged to be able to share his knowledge and passion with other freedivers.





Had the best time learning about free diving and it’s practices with Chris and Michelle, they are wonderful and dedicated instructors, very knowledgable and comfortable to learn from! Exactly what I’ve been looking for in a free diving instructor, if you have any reservations or fear, don’t fret, they understand and are very accommodating! What a pleasure to learn from such wonderful people!
— Yeong Yao Yi
Really enjoy the learning & training process with Zen. Fresh, fun, super friendly but professional at the same time!
— Susan Stephanie
The day on the water with Chris and his partner was amazing. Chris is a fantastic instructor, really puts you at ease and explains everything methodologically and christal clear. The experience in the water was very inspiring. Freediving is so much more then just a form of competition in the water. The mental and spiritual sides of the challenge in the water is a huge part of it, and Chris does an amazing job in showing those aspectes of free-diving.
— Beerd B
Chris and michelle were excellent and patient instructors. The AIDA 2 course was well organised and safely conducted.
— Alexander Yap



Photo Credits: Kohei Ueno