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  • 69 references 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German, Spanish
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • diving Instructor and pilot
  • Pilot
  • From Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands
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About Me


Connecting people to the ocean

Are you an ocean lover? 🐳

On our planet 🌎 five billion people can not swim.

FCOA likes to change that, we do so by training coaches to run freediving events.

Freediving is our tool 🔧 to make people fall in love 💘 with the ocean.

🌴This 10 day sponsored coach training program will get you ready to teach. (and there is NO CHARGE!!!) 🌴

The program has an abundance of hands on teaching opportunities like no other course, its very practical, forward and no nonsense. Afterwards your ability to teach will be real and drilled in trough the daily repetition.

Thanks to the donations of our participants of the past and thanks to the generosity of our coaches we can offer this program at NO CHARGE including food 🍚 and a place to sleep ⛪. You only need to pay for your transport here.

So find a flight ✈ to Manila Oct 3 while it's still affordable and from there travel 4 hours to get to us.

Many of our participants of the past now make a living teaching Freediving, we continue helping each other, we do workshops on event planning and marketing and experienced coaches keep coming back to help out with the sponsored program.

The fact that this FREE program gets conducted in the center of marine biodiversity at a place with caves and shipwrecks is a nice bonus

Check out the link with the rules of the event. If you have questions just ask.

Greetings from the Philippines

Jeroen Elout

Founder of Freediving Coaches of Asia

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


about 4 days in a week we live either in Batangas Anilao or Puerto Galera both about 4 hours away from Manila, we rent 2 little houses close to the water and have in both a guestroom. Besides that I have a couple of tents to pitch in the front yard. There is a nice little mountain top to be conquered next to out base, it's called Mt. Gulugod Baboy, so sometimes we walk up there (2 and half hour) and camp on top.

The place is beautiful and great for snorkeling, freediving, or simply relaxing and listening to the waves.


Couchsurfing is a special website and couch surfers are special people, in general, they are full of adventure, easy going, flexible, tolerant to peoples believes and cultures.

Occasionally it get's busy with couchsurfers here in Anilao, some come for the mountain others for freediving, the biggest group we had here was 30 people with 7 nationalities 12 of them couch surfers.

Other experiences,

Meet ups for rock climbing
Meet ups for spanish classes, all trough CS

It might be most efficient to contact me via Facebook : Jeroen Elout


Diving, Aviation, Film production, playing guitar, trying new things

  • writing
  • cooking
  • instructor
  • flying
  • aviation
  • movies
  • guitar
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

I make my own,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Setting up DivingDutchman, my litte one man divingschool on Malta in the medeteranian.

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy showing people the underwater world

What I Can Share with Hosts

When ever I'm hosted I like to cook to return the favor.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Belize, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, United States

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