Apneista Freedive Raja Ampat – JUNE 9-16th 2014



This 7 night charter will focus on Central and North Raja Ampat. This is one of the best locations in the world for diving and freediving.

Abundant coral, limestone towers, beautiful bays and turquoise water form the backdrop for a truly spectacular freediving experience.

Onboard Shakti you will be well looked after by the Apneista team and Din our onboard guide and marine expert.

The cost of the trip is USD$1850 for 7 nights This includes all meals and activities onboard but excludes alcoholic beverages. flights and transfers to and from Sorong.

Freediving training for experienced divers is included. For those wishing to make a level 1 or 2 course during their trip we can arrange this for a discounted price.

Side activities – sea kayaking, SUP, bird watching (bird of paradise), beach visits,culutral tours and scuba diving.

A great boat, amazing location and experienced hosts will combine to make this is the trip of a lifetime.

Enquiries to: info@apneista.com or click here to contact us

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Mentawai surf and free-diving safari.

Free-diving and yoga for surfers

From the 13th of June till the 25th there will be a very special free-diving training programme aimed specifically at surfers.  We will be training aboard the beautiful ‘Jiwa’ as we sail through the Mentawai Islands catching world class waves. Off the coast of Sumatra, these pristine islands had head hunters in recent memory and are famous for world class surf.

When the swell is big, we will be in it.  But when it’s not too hot, we’ll be free-diving, with optional classes of Yoga and meditation. When taking a break from the water we will see some of  the fascinating local culture. The trip will be one to remember.

This is a free-diving course tailored specifically for surfers to give maximum benefit in minimum time. The focus of the breath hold training is on probing personal limits and breaking down mental walls. We do this by understanding and triggering the Mammalian Dive Reflex and experiencing directly just what the human body is capable of in breath hold situations.It’s all in the mind and when the mind knows what the body is capable of, it can relax with surprising results.

Apart from free-diving on a line, personal training routines will be taught so that after the trip everyone can continue to develop their breath hold abilities in their daily life.

The optional yoga training is also designed towards the needs of surfers focusing on strength and balance in rotation as well as opening the chest and shoulders and increasing lung volume. Students can learn some of the principles of good yoga and become established in a very effective daily whole body sequence. There will also be Pranayama and meditation to help develop focus and mental balance, so necessary for those more intimidating waves.

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