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SEA & DESERT | APNEA, YOGA & DESERT RETREAT

September 28 - October 5, 2024 Dahab, EGYPT

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About

An unforgettable 7-day retreat in Dahab, Egypt, where the sea and desert converge to create a truly magical experience. 

 

Come to discover the colorful waters of the Red Sea as we explore the depths of the Blue Hole and other stunning dive sites. Feel the exhilaration of freediving and enjoy the beauty beneath the surface.

 

But the adventure doesn't end there. We'll live a unique desert experience, going into the heart of the desert with the Bedouins as our guides. Hike through breathtaking landscapes, marvel at the vastness of the desert, and spend a night under the starry sky, indulging in traditional Bedouin cuisine and sharing stories around the campfire.

So come hungry, come curious, and come ready to savor the flavors of Dahab while creating cherished memories and lasting friendships along the way. Get ready for an experience that will nourish not only your body but also your spirit!

Daily yoga practice

Partake in daily yoga and movement classes, leading you through physical postures, mindful breathing exercises, and meditation. Cultivate a profound connection with yourself and the natural world around you. 


Freediving 
Imagine gliding effortlessly through the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, one breath at a time. Freediving isn't just a sport; it's a journey of self-discovery that unlocks a deeper connection with yourself and the ocean. - It's about pushing your limits in a safe and controlled environment while experiencing the serenity of the underwater world. There will be theory and dry sessions in addition of the water sessions.

Explore the realm of apnea through in-depth theoretical discussions and practical water sessions. Gain insights into breath-holding techniques, conscious breathing practices, and the interconnectedness of freediving, the breathe, the body and yoga. Apply your newfound knowledge in fun diving sessions within a nurturing and secure setting.

This course is suitable for beginners and advanced freedivers equally.
 

Dahab Streets
Bluehole
Desert Meditation

Dahab

Blue Hole

The Desert

Dahab is a desert town in South Sinai. With a mixture of Bedouins, Egyptians and Expats it has conserved its very own friendly and charming vibe.

 

Indulge in the rich and flavorful cuisine of Dahab. Savoring delecious local dishes on the shore of the Red Sea, our retreat promises an array of gastronomic delights.

 

But our culinary adventures don't end there, we'll also roll up our sleeves and get cooking together in our beautiful villa. With laughter and camaraderie as our companions, we'll whip up delicious meals and share in the joy of creating something special as a community.

 

And for those eager to start their day on a refreshing note, join us for an early morning swim in the bay. With the sun rising over the horizon and the tranquil waters of the Red Sea, it's the perfect way to wake up the body and soul, setting the tone for an unforgettable day ahead.

 

Is a world-renowned diving site famous for its stunning underwater landscapes and unique geological formations. It is a natural sinkhole that plunges to a depth of 90+m deep which walls are coral reef full of colors, only few meters from shore, offers perfect conditions for deep training all year round. 

 

 The Blue Hole is particularly popular among experienced divers due to its perfect conditions. It is known for its crystal-clear blue waters, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life, including colorful fish, and occasional sightings of larger species like barracudas, dolphins and turtles. 

 

  Almost all world-class freedivers have passed through a 'Dahab-time' at some point of their career. For shallower training dives as well as long swims and fun diving, we usually dive at lighthouse Bay. Located in the heart of Dahab it also offers top training conditions right in front of our door.  

Step into the mystical allure of the desert as we set off on an adventure unlike any other in Dahab, Egypt. Guided by knowledgeable Bedouin hosts, we'll venture into the heart of the desert, where time seems to stand still and the stars illuminate the night sky. Picture yourself surrounded by the silence of the desert, with nothing but the sound of the wind and the gentle rustle of sand underfoot.

 

Our Bedouin hosts will share their wisdom and stories, offering insights into their ancient way of life and the secrets of the desert. As the evening unfolds, we'll gather around a campfire, savoring the flavors of authentic Bedouin cuisine cooked on the characteristic smelling desert wood.

 

When night falls, we'll retire to our makeshift beds under a canopy of stars, lulled to sleep by the serenade of the desert. It's a chance to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with the raw beauty of nature, finding solace and wonder in the simplicity of desert life.

Your Hosts

Julia Tobler

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. 

Julia

Diana Garcia

Meet Diana, a passionate 

ocean soul, born and raised in 

Venezuela, whose love for 

exploration and adventure 

has taken her across the globe. 

Diana has spent spent her 

formative years traveling and 

immersing herself in different

cultures, her wanderlust 

led her to discover the wonders

of the world's oceans. With a

background in marine and 

environmental sciences, Diana 

has dedicated herself to 

understanding and protecting 

our planet's marine ecosystems. 

As a certified freediving instructor, 

she guides others on their own underwater adventures while advocating for ocean conservation.

When dry, Diana enjoys practicing yoga and embracing the outdoors. She believes in living life to the fullest, embracing new experiences, and cherishing every moment.

Diana

Retreat Package and Prices

Accomodation x 7 nights in the retreat villa

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

Apnea 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

ALL INCLUSIVE

        Early Bird until 1th of July

* Shared room (max 2 people) EARLY BIRD           1490€

* Single room   (special inquiry) EARLY BIRD         1690€

 

* Shared room  (max 2 people) NORMAL PRICE    1650€

* Single room   (special inquiry)  NORMAL PRICE   1750€

 

Not included:

travel to Egypt, travel insurance, additional activities

or

You will be redirected to apneasoul.com and application form

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 transportation from/to Sharm el Sheik airport (included in the price). Traveling time is 1hour approximately.

 

We are located in the charming Villa Barbara

Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

Freedivers having fun

CONTACT

Contact me for bookings and questions. I am happy to help and will answer your email within a few days.

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