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 13 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.

In addition to freediving courses following PADI standards for those interested in international freediving certifications, Apnosphere also offers, for those looking for a specific type of freediving training that a standard freediving course does not cover, 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.

PADI Freediving Courses Mauritius

PADI freediving Courses

PADI freediving courses for beginners wanting to learn the basics of freediving to the experienced freedivers looking to reach an elite level.

mindfulness freediving

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


freediving specialties

Freediving techniques and skills like underwater photography, physical conditioning or hands free equalization that a normal freediving course does not cover.


An ancient yogic practice where the breath is regulated through different breathing patterns and voluntarily stopped as a preparation for meditation.

Pranayama classes in Mauritius

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.

Free training

Free training dives once your course is completed to give you more time in water to practice what you have learned. Conditions applied.

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 13 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!
PADI Freediver
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.
PADI Advanced Freediver
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.
Coached Dive
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.
PADI Freediver

teaching through writings

Articles I wrote


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.