Discover Freediving with CMAS at Apnea Boom

Discover Freediving with CMAS at Sal Island

Welcome to Apnea Boom: Your Premier Freediving School on Sal Island, Cabo Verde

Welcome to Apnea Boom, the premier destination for freediving enthusiasts on the stunning Sal Island, Cabo Verde. Whether you're a beginner curious about the underwater world or an advanced freediver aiming to push your limits, Apnea Boom is your gateway to the most exhilarating and transformative underwater experiences.

Freediving is more than a sport; it’s a journey into the depths of your own potential, a test of your physical and mental boundaries, and a path to unparalleled tranquility. At Apnea Boom, we offer a comprehensive range of courses designed to cater to all levels of experience and ambition, with a special focus on the CMAS Discovery Freediving course.

Why Choose Apnea Boom for Your CMAS Discovery Freediving Course?

Expert Instructors and Comprehensive Training

At Apnea Boom, our courses are led by world-class instructors with extensive experience in both teaching and competitive freediving. We provide a structured progression from basic techniques to advanced skills, ensuring that you develop a strong foundation before moving on to more challenging dives.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facilities on Sal Island are equipped with the latest training equipment and safety gear. We offer both classroom and practical sessions, including open water dives in the pristine, crystal-clear waters of Cabo Verde.

Diverse Course Offerings

From introductory courses to specialized training for high-level athletes, our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every freediver:

Community and Support

Joining Apnea Boom means becoming part of a supportive community of like-minded individuals. We host regular events, training camps, and social gatherings to help you stay connected and motivated.

Why Choose the CMAS Discovery Freediving Course?

The CMAS Discovery Freediving course is ideal for beginners who want to explore the underwater world safely and effectively. Here’s why it’s the best choice for you:

Comprehensive Curriculum

The CMAS course offers a well-rounded introduction to freediving, covering theory, practical skills, and safety procedures. You’ll learn everything from basic breath-holding techniques to the fundamentals of equalization and safe diving practices.

Global Recognition

A CMAS certification is recognized worldwide, enhancing your credibility as a freediver. Whether you’re diving in Cabo Verde or any other part of the world, your CMAS certification will be respected and valued.

Non-Commercial Focus

As a non-profit organization, CMAS is dedicated to the development of underwater activities without the commercial pressures found in some other organizations. This ensures that the focus remains on quality education and safety.

Safety Emphasis

Safety is paramount in all CMAS courses. You’ll learn essential safety protocols and emergency procedures, ensuring that you can enjoy freediving with confidence.

Course Itinerary and Test Results

The CMAS Discovery Freediving course at Apnea Boom includes:

Test Results: You’ll be assessed on your ability to hold your breath (30+ sec), equalize effectively (5+ meters), and perform safe diving techniques. Successful completion of the course will earn you the CMAS Discovery Freediver certification.

Pros and Cons of the CMAS Discovery Freediving Course



Beginner Courses as a Stepping Stone to a High-Level Athlete Career

The CMAS Discovery Freediving course is not just for beginners; it’s the first step in a journey that can lead to a high-level athlete career. Many world-class freedivers started with a CMAS certification. The skills and knowledge you gain from this course will provide a solid foundation for advanced training and competitive freediving.

Addressing Your Concerns

We understand that starting a new sport can be daunting. Here are some common concerns and how we address them at Apnea Boom:


We prioritize safety above all else, providing extensive training in safety protocols and emergency procedures.


We offer flexible payment plans and rental equipment to make our courses more accessible.

Physical Fitness

Our courses include conditioning exercises tailored to improve your diving performance.


Whether you're a beginner or an advanced diver, our structured courses ensure steady and safe progression.

Ever dreamt of exploring the underwater world with nothing but a single breath? At Apnea Boom, we turn that dream into reality. Join us and discover the depths of your potential!

At Apnea Boom, we're more than just a freediving school; we're a community dedicated to the art and science of freediving. Join us on Sal Island, Cabo Verde, and experience the magic of freediving in one of the world's most beautiful locations. Your underwater adventure starts here!

Start your CMAS Discovery course today!

About Apnea Boom

Евгений Смирнов - руководитель команды Тритоны

   Founder – Evgeny Smirnoff

  • CMAS certified instructor
  • Moscow Apnea Championship winner (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Static Breath Hold over 6:49"
  • Dynamic Apnea 128 m
  • Dynamic Apnea with bifins 181 m
  • Dynamic Apnea with monofin 204 m
  • Constant Weight Dive 52 m

Why Apnea Boom?

Advanced Training Education

100% satisfaction with your results

Freediving is a Family Sport

Private training and individual lessons

Join us now!

Start freediving today!

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Santa Maria, Ilha da Sal
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