Emma Farrell

Escorted Freediving Holidays

Emma has been running freediving and yoga holidays for Scuba Travel since 2012, in locations from the Red Sea to the Maldives. Complete beginners are welcome as well as qualified freedivers and all course levels are available onboard. Emma's escorted trips are also aimed at Scuba divers with the inclusion of yoga and yoga nidra relaxation as well as daily presentations, a free Try Freediving course and as much Scuba diving as you want. Yoga has benefits for everyone but is especially pertinent for divers, to improve breathing, air consumption and help the body deal with taking a heavy tank on and off. It doesn't matter if you've never done yoga before, all the exercises are adapted for your level, and all yoga nidra involves is lying out under the stars and being sent to sleep!

Emma Farrell

Emma is one of the world's leading freediving instructors and the author of the stunning book One Breath, a Reflection on Freediving. She has been freediving since 2001 and formally teaching since 2003. She is an Instructor Trainer with RAID, SSI and AIDA, a founding member of the AIDA Education Commission and has written courses that are taught internationally, as well as her own speciality courses such as her course for surfers, spearfishing safety skills course and Gas Guzzler course for Scuba divers.

She chaired the British Freediving Association for two years, oversaw the design and construction of the freediving platform at Vobster Quay and co-wrote the world's first freediving logbook. She is also an AIDA judge and has competed, coming 3rd in the UK and Swiss National Championships and 2nd in the Kalymnos International Freediving competition. Emma is a qualified yoga teacher, specialist pregnancy and post-natal yoga teacher, hypnobirthing practitioner, reflexologist and EFR CPR and First Aid Instructor Trainer. She also works with top-level Olympic and Paralympic athletes to improve their performance using a unique mix of freediving and yoga techniques and people confronting physical or psychological challenges to their breathing.

Emma regularly gives talks and presentations about freediving, including at the Royal Society on Exercise at Extremes, The UK Diving Trade Show, and presentations in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. She has appeared many times on television and in print media as well as acting as a consultant on short and feature films that feature freediving, her background as an multi-award-winning film maker in her own right helping with this. She has also body-doubled for TV commercial.

Television appearances include Hidden Talent, River Cottage, The Escapists and Chicken Run for Channel 4, Ellie Simmonds - Swimming with Dolphins for ITV, and Britain's Secret Seas and The Indestructibles for BBC 2 and 3, plus the Umobase TV commercial.

Print media appearances include Aston Martin Magazine, BBC Focus Magazine, EDA Magazine, Diver Magazine (UK and US), Gulf News, Health and Fitness Magazine, Look Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Evening Standard Travel Magazine, The Observer, The Observer Sport Monthly Magazine, The Times, Weleda Revue Magazine and Wired Magazine. She has also written for The Holland Herald Magazine and is a staff writer for Deeperblue.com.


Dates: 13 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Cyclone | Red Sea Relaxed

Emma Says...A very rewarding, but more relaxing and slower paced alternative to the more usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. With the same amount of dives available but at fewer locations, allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this works brilliantly for photographers but is also proving to be a big hit with people that prefer to take things easier and with less rushing about. MORE

Dates: 02 Sep 2017 - 09 Sep 2017

Whirlwind | Red Sea Relaxed

Emma Says...A very rewarding, but more relaxing and slower paced alternative to the more usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. With the same amount of dives available but at fewer locations, allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this works brilliantly for photographers but is also proving to be a big hit with people that prefer to take things easier and with less rushing about. MORE

Dates: 09 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Sri Lankan Aggressor | Whale & Dolphin Snorkelling

Emma Says...Freediving with the worlds largest whale! MORE

Red Sea Relaxed

Not all dive holidays are restful! That's why we created the Red Sea Relaxed itinerary, a very rewarding, but more relaxing alternative to the more usual scuba diving itinerary. Do as much or as little as you like! Enjoy a mix of on board activitie... MORE

Whale & Dolphin Snorkelling

Sri Lanka's coastline is a haven for big marine mammals and now you have the chance to snorkel off shore with these behemoths from the comfort of your liveaboard. The Sri Lankan Aggressor goes further afield than before for the best and most reliabl... MORE