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Apneista Blog

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!

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

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?

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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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation And The Great Outdoors: A Winning Combination For Mental Health If you have already booked your freediving or yoga course in Bali, chances are, you are well aware of the immense benefits the Great Outdoors can bring. One well-known study by the...

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Free Yoga classes in Amed Bali

Instead of forking out hundreds of dollars for a high end retreat, come and join us for free in Amed and spend your money with the locals. To show our appreciation for the volunteers who are working with the evacuees  and intrepid travllers unfazed by scaremongering,...

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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 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

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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Visualisation and Mindfulness Meditation

Nowadays, visualisation and mindfulness meditation are not uncommon terms. Even kids have heard of meditation and they know to sit and close eyes with index finger and thumb pressed together. They are both important tools and highly effective if practiced with...

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