a one breath journey

Private freediving courses in Stone Town, Zanzibar

hatha yoga pradipika

The mind is the king of the senses but the breath is the king of the mind. Control the breath and you also control the mind.

A one breath journey

Welcome to Apnosphere, home to quality freediving instruction in Zanzibar.

To learn freediving at Apnosphere is to adopt freediving as a way of life. It means learning to surpass yourself physically and mentally, and not just ticking boxes to be certified as a freediver. It means learning freediving techniques and skills tailored to your individual abilities and goals, and not just learning generic freediving knowledge. It means being aware of the impacts our freediving can have in and out of the water, and not just freedive for ourselves.

Apnosphere offers, for those looking beyond the certification card, its own approach to teaching freediving based on the in-depth knowledge gained by training freedivers individually during more than half a decade.

Your one breath journey is about to begin.

PADI Freediving Course Zanzibar

Standing Out From The Rest

Learn Freediving In Zanzibar The Apnosphere Way

ONE ON ONE TEACHING

Private courses and training only to ensure the quality of teaching and to allow every person progress at their own pace.

STRONG FUNDAMENTALS

A strong focus on the proper development of the skills associated with freediving to help people build the right fundamentals that will make them progress faster as freedivers.

FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE

Knowledge and experience that go way beyond what the freediving textbooks and syllabus of diving organizations teach to provide maximum practical and realistic application.

SUSTAINABLE FREEDIVING

Limited usage of boats with most of the training dives conducted from the shore. Zero promotion of non-ethical freediving activities involving marine life like dolphins and whales. 

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Introduction To Freediving

An introduction to freediving for beginners wanting to learn the basics of freediving.

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Mindfulness Freediving

A practice combining yogic techniques and philosophy with freediving techniques to help people learn how to meditate.

PADI Freediving Course Zanzibar

Renegade Freediving

An approach focusing on personalized adaptive training with minimal gear for genuine knowledge and skill development in freediving.

About Me

My name is Alexandre Latour and I am fascinated by what can be achieved with the breath. Originally from Mauritius I travel the world teaching people how to breathe properly and how to hold their breath.

I first became aware of the importance of breathing properly when I started practicing hatha yoga more than a decade ago. As I progressed with my yoga practice I came across pranayama, an ancient yogic practice where the breath is voluntarily stopped. I realized that there was a lot of physical and mental benefits to gain from holding the breath, and I was eventually brought into the world of freediving.

A yoga and pranayama teacher turned freediving instructor with 15 years of combined teaching experience, since 2018 I have been pioneering the development of freediving in Mauritius, India and more recently in Zanzibar.

teaching through writings

Articles I wrote

Discover Stone Town, Your Ultimate Destination For Freediving And Yoga In Zanzibar

Why Stone Town  is the ideal destination to learn freediving in Zanzibar.

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Deep Dive Into The Shallow End

Why influencers turned freediving instructors sink at being good teachers.

Beyond The Veil (Learning the hands free equalization technique)

A chronicle of my journey toward mastering and learning how to teach the BTV/VTO, commonly known as the hands free equalization technique.

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Neoprene Wetsuits and Environmental Advocacy

The environmental impact of neoprene and its environmental friendly alternatives.

I shared my passion with these people

This is what they are saying

You will not even begin to know what incredible feelings and powers can come from Freediving until you experienced your training with Alex. He is patient, committed, incredibly informed and passionate about his work. His steady guidance helped me to overcome fears of the water until I finally completed a dive of 10 meters deep. A year ago I never would have thought it possible. If you’re reading this and interested to try - just go for it! You won’t regret it!
Saira
I was lucky to freedive with Alex recently. Alex is extremely experienced and passionate freediver who shares his passion with other people on the island. I am an experienced freediver myself but I feel that I have learnt more after a session with Alex. Also, He is a great guy and definitely a person to get to know in Mauritius! Alex it has been great to meet you and I hope we will dive again soon.
Marcin
We came here to learn freedive. It was a super adventure for me! Me and my girlfriend both could hold the breath much longer then we expected and could dive so deep with just one breath, after the patient introduction and lessons.
Samuel
Alex, Thank you fo reopening the world of freediving to me. I’m so grateful for the knowledge you’ve generously shared – I know you spent a long time acquiring it! This week is the real beginning of my freediving journey.
Daniel