Freediving Blog

Deep Week November ’19 is a wrap!

Deep Week November ’19 is a wrap!

Well ladies and gentlemen of the underwater world, it’s official; November 2019 Deep Week was the largest non-competitive freediving event in the history of the universe and it was held in the sleepy fishing town of Amed in East Bali. For those of you that don’t know...

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New wreck in Amed!

New wreck in Amed!

Amed is famous in the one-breath world for more than just freediving courses and freedive instructor training, it's also known for its world class wreck diving. Until recently Amed had two wrecks in close proximity to shore that are easy for snorkelers, freedivers and...

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Amed Wreck Diving Guide

Amed Wreck Diving Guide

When divers think of Amed, they think of wrecks including of course the world famous Liberty wreck. Regardless of whether you’re a freediver or a scuba diver, there’s a variety of wrecks to suit your experience and skill level situated relatively close to the town of...

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“Mermaid Slippers”… Why Do My Feet Cry?

“Mermaid Slippers”… Why Do My Feet Cry?

FREEDIVING EQUIPMENT Congratulations! you passed your level 1 freediving course; you are now obsessed with freediving and can’t wait to improve your technique. First step is freediving equipment and it's time to buy your first pair of freediving fins, woohoo!...

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Is Amed safe?

Is Amed safe?

Again today the Volcano is silent, and no steam or ash is spewing. The sun is shining and the water is flat, but there are almost no tourists. Just some intrepid travelllers and volunteers helping out with camps. There are many opinions online regarding the safety of...

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The effects of scaremongering

The effects of scaremongering

The effects of scaremongering is a mass exodus of tourists from the Amed area, (amongst other areas) and an overall drop in tourist numbers coming to Bali. Historically, Amed is a very poor area. In recent times it had begun to catch up economically with other areas...

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Be Here Now: Cancer, Samadhi and Freediving

Be Here Now: Cancer, Samadhi and Freediving

I’m old. I have cancer. I’m a yogi. And I just learned to freedive. I just threw in the old thing because last night I learned that I’m the oldest person to complete two levels of training at Apneista. But age is just a number, so we’ll let that one go. Two years ago,...

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