About Freediving and Yoga - Manado
Internationally acclaimed freediving instructor Emma Farrell has been itching to get to Indonesia. Famed for kaleidoscopic soft coral reefs which are teeming with life and bursting with color, we are excited to be running a dedicated freediving trip in 2021. With lavish reefs and abundant walls, Bangka is a freediving playground and will delight even the most seasoned free diver.
Your freediving package includes 12 dive sessions. These will be at a leisurely pace, with plenty of time to build on your skills. This is first and foremost a recreational free diving holiday, but please talk prior to booking to us if you would like to add any courses, so we can ensure it can be completed.
Dives will be organised to offer a morning and afternoon dive, plus an optional night dive (local charges apply). You will be able to enjoy one line dive per day plus 1 recreational dive per day.
The sensational diving starts right on the house reef. Here a sloping reef descends onto a white sandy sea bed. Coral bommies pepper the landscape. Small critters such as ribbon eels, manits shrimps and octopus hide in the reef. Look out for passing eagle rays and turtles.
Go out on the boat and over 20 dive sites await. Fish school on deep reef walls, and reef sharks are commonly seen. Look for tuna, barracuda and mackerel. Large sea fans spring out of the reef. The clear vis and warm water only make the encounters more exciting.
Courses and training
RAID Freediver and Advanced Freediver courses will be available during the week for an additional charge. You must be at least RAID Freediver qualified or booked to do the RAID Freediver course in order to come on the holiday. If you do a course then your materials will be sent to you prior to the trip and you must complete the mini quizzes and exam before the trip starts.
Your lead instructor will be Emma Farrell, so you will have the chance to learn at a relaxed pace from one of the world's most experienced instructors and her friendly and experienced team.
In resort yoga
Included in your holiday are regular yoga sessions with Emma - the ideal complement to your freediving day.
Yoga nidra is the easiest yoga to do and the most relaxed as it is done lying down, under the stars! Yoga nidra is Sanskrit for 'yoga sleep' and is a profound state of relaxation where one is in a state of conscious sleep. Half an hour of yoga nidra is said to be the equivalent of three hours sleep due to the changes in brain wave activity.
The session is done after dinner.