Private Freediving Courses In Mauritius

"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." - Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Apnosphere is where freediving started in Mauritius. An individual-oriented approach born from more than 15 years of combined teaching experience in freediving and yoga, fueled with the passion to pioneer what was once an unknown discipline in Mauritius.

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.

Welcome to Apnosphere, pioneer and home of quality freediving instruction in Mauritius. 

Your one breath journey is about to begin.

Freediving Mauritius

introduction to freediving

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

mindfulness freediving

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

Freediving Mauritius

renegade freediving

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

Standing out from the rest

Learn freediving in mauritius the Apnosphere way

one on one teaching

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


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

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.

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.

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 proper breathing 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 over 15 years of combined teaching experience, since 2018 I have been pioneering the development of freediving in Mauritius and more recently in India.

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!
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.
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.
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.

teaching through writings

Articles I wrote


Awakening From The Dream: How Tibetan Dream Yoga Led Me Beyond Freediving

How Tibetan Dream Yoga transformed my freediving journey, leading to profound insights beyond performance.

The Mindful Freediver Manifesto

I am a mindful freediver, and this is my manifesto.

PADI Freediving Courses Mauritius

The Story Of Mindfulness Freediving

The beginning of a new teaching to help people achieve meditation through pranayama and freediving.

Deep Dive Into The Shallow End

Why influencers turned freediving instructors sink at being good teachers.


The Truth Behind Swimming And Freediving With Whales In Mauritius

How freedivers and freediving instructors worldwide are contributing to the creation of a new underwater circus.

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.