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Dahab Freediver Life | Freediving, Yoga and Desert Retreat

October 26 - November 2, 2024, Dahab, EGYPT

Freediver Bluehole
Rockformation Sinai Desert
Yoga at the Sea

About

Our days start with some light Yoga and Meditation. After a light breakfast we will go either to the lighthouse bay or to Blue Hole to freedive. We provide individual coaching and training for each person, suited to your current level.

We enjoy lunch together on the seaside followed by some free- and rest time in the afternoon.

In the evening we meet for some freediving theory, meditation, sharing, storytelling etc before we have dinner in one of the tasty restaurants in town.

 

Mid week we take a break from the intensive training with a reset in the desert. Local Bedouins will bring us to their favorite secret locations in the depth of Sinai. We will wander through Canyons, discover Caves, old runes, desert plateaus and Sanddunes. Spoiled by the warm hospitality of our Bedouin guides with plenty of tea and fantastic traditional meals, we will be able to completely disconnect, enjoy the silence of the desert and explore the rough nature of the Sinai desert. We sleep under the stars and spend 2 full days completely disconnected.

 

Coming back from the desert, we will have 2 more training days, enjoying the Blue Hole and its perfect conditions. Yoga and meditation will frame our days, and we make sure to bring some adventures into our afternoons.

Desert Retreat Breakfast
Toyota Landcruiser in Sinai Desert sunset
Bedouins in Sinai Desert

Freediving

Freediving Red Sea
Freediving Instructor Emilia
Freedive Safety

Imagine, you are in a state, where you feel so deeply in harmony with your surrounding you don’t even notice you are not breathing!
We guide you on your journey to dive deeper into your own body, to experience more and to gain more confidence and quality - and as a consequence also deeper in the sea. Through years of experience as freediving instructors, we will show you techniques and training concepts tailor made for you. Diving on one breath is completely natural and an ancient form to explore the seas. Claiming back control over your body and your breath, surrendering to the pressure of the water and move with grace and efficiency along a reef or a diving line is our passion we love to share. In this retreat you will get 5 freediving sessions with personal coaching. We will go to the famous Bluehole and also have some sessions at Lighthouse and extra fun dives.​

 

This retreat is for intermediate and advanced freedivers, meaning you already know the basics of line diving. Contact us, if you are unsure wether this retreat is for you. If you have no previous experience in freediving the Sea and Desert Retreat is for you!

Yoga and Meditation 

Uddiyana Bandha Yoga
Pranayama
Sinai Desert, Fun

They go hand in hand. Our approach is to use them as a tool to create more comfort and strength in our body and mind, improve the focus and the capacity of our lungs (pranayama!). Awareness is crucial in freediving to understand what we are doing underwater and be able to learn and adjust to have a successful and save dive. Meditation is a tool for live, that significantly can improve our individual life quality. Yoga is helping to balance the mind which is the basis for meditation. Through our guidance you will experience what true peace of mind, deep relaxation and focus really feel like. We guide you through the challenges and teach you how to be your own best friend in this ancient practice. Through our experience, we are convinced that these techniques are of great benefit for freediving and for life.

Your Hosts

                                                                                                                                                Julia

has followed the call of the deep 9 years ago after a live time of passion for the ocean, the underwater world and watersports. When she first arrived to Dahab (2014!) she immediately felt at home in this shabby-chic town. In 2017 Julia became a freediving instructor and National Record holder. Ever since she has lived most of the year in Dahab where she is currently based. Teaching freediving for a living is a dream come true which she does with great passion and empathy. Julia became a Yoga Teacher in 2020, finally, as she has been a movement enthusiast for years. Combining Yoga with freediving has shown to be of great success for her own diving as well as working with students. Aside from freediving, Julia is a lover of wild nature, foody and world traveler.

Elios Wetsuit Freediver Julia
Emilia, Sunset

Emilia

A Freediving Instructor Trainer. Nine-time Polish record holder and vice-champion of the world in freediving, a breathwork trainer.

Emilia has many years of experience in the business and corporate world. Since 2015 she has been sharing her passion for freediving and working with breath and relaxation as a tool of self-awareness and stress management.

Recently she was stationed in Deepspot - the deepestPool in Europe (-45 m depth). Dahab has been a second home for her, where she regularly spends extended periods of time. Conscious breathwork and meditation became part of her interdisciplinary tools she uses as mind-clearing, body tension releasing and stress management. Emilia likes to be grounded in “here and now”.

Dahab Asalah Beach Bedouin

The location

Dahab is a small town on the Red Sea, facing Saudi Arabia in the gulf of Aqaba. Originally populated by Bedouins, who spent their summer time on the seaside, it has grown into an multicultural community of world nomads, freespirits and watersport enthusiasts of all sort.

 

Dahab is known to be the Mekka of Freediving, as almost every freediver in the world has had his/her training time in the famous Bluehole. The Bluehole is a 93m deep coral construction in a round shape with about 60m diameters. It is located 20km north of Dahab. It is a natural phenomenon and a national park. It provides perfect conditions for freedivers, as it is sheltered off from currents and waves. Visibility and water temperature are great all year round and the depths starts literally 5m from shore.

Aside from the Bluehole, Dahab also strikes with a great Freediving family, based in the famous Aqua Marina Restaurant and fed by Ali, its friendly owner.

Retreat Package and Prices

Included:

Accomodation x 7 nights in the retreat villa

Lots of delicious food (all meals included, except 3 dinners)

Freediving theory x practice

Daily yoga classes & special workshops

Desert experience (hikes, sleep over and Beduin food)

Blue Hole entrance fees

All transportation (included transfer from/to airport)

Freediving Equipement

Not included:

travel to Egypt, travel insurance, additional activities

Prices

Single rooms are limited

    Early Bird until 1th of September

* Shared room (2 people) EARLY BIRD           1490€

   * Single room                  EARLY BIRD           1690€

 

    Regluar Price

* Shared room  (2 people)                            1650€

* Single room                                              1750€

Payment conditions

  • To secure your place we ask a deposite of 50% of the cost. 

  • If for some reason you are not able to attend the retreat, 300€ are non refundable, we refund you the difference.

  • 30-1days before the retreat starts, we can give you a 50% refund (you only pay the 50% you already did).

  • The remaining 50% are to be payed on the first day of the retreat in cash. We accept Euro, Dollar and Egyptian pounds.

The retreat is in English. 

However we do also speak Polish, German, Spanish and French.

If you have freediving equipment, we advice you, to bring it. It's always better to dive in your own gear. 

No freediving certifications are issued in this course, but we can prepare you for the next level and you can always add some days after the retreat to get your certificate upgraded. We certify AIDA and SSI.

Do you have more questions, or are unsure weather this retreat is a good fit for you? - We are happy to chat with you!

Retreat Bedroom
Retreat Garden
Villa Barbara

Traveling to Dahab

 

Closest airport: Sharm El Sheikh (SSH)

 

We organize your transportation from/to Sharm el Sheik airport. Traveling time is 1hour approximately.

 

We are located in the charming Villa Barbara

If you're staying for more days, there is often the possibility to book a room in the Villa Barbara before/after the retreat for 45€/night. We can't guarantee it,but ask us if you have a longer stay in Dahab.

Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

Freediver Life

CONTACT

Contact us to book your spot or if you have any questions. Let us know your freediving level, weather you would like to book a single room or shared room and if you would like to book any extras. We are looking forward to meet you!

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