Freedive and Yoga retreat : AIDA 1-star freediver course

Freedive + Yoga retreat in Bohol, Philippines 29 Nov -1 Dec

We welcome 4 lively energetic ladies from Australia- Alex, Kathy, Krista and Sala.  Day 1: In tropical paradise in the Philippines,  we were blessed with an amazing sunset in Bohol to start off the first evening right on the beach in Panglao island. Starting with theory sessions and learning about what is freediving, how to breathe, safety and rescue. The most important rule never freedive alone!

Big Day 2 early start with yoga stretch and breathing session, practicing breath-hold on the mats. Alex did an amazing 2minutes easily! Then an introduction to freediving equipment and briefing on our first Open Water session.  

On the yoga platform....Stefan Randig from Freedive Panglao conducting the AIDA 1-star freedive course

On the yoga platform....Stefan Randig from Freedive Panglao conducting the AIDA 1-star freedive course

Introducing different types of Freediving fins. Here Stefan shows us the monofin used for the constant weight discipline. 

Introducing different types of Freediving fins. Here Stefan shows us the monofin used for the constant weight discipline. 

Krista excited about being a mermaid underwater. She's an avid scuba diver and this is her first time learning about Freediving. 

Krista excited about being a mermaid underwater. She's an avid scuba diver and this is her first time learning about Freediving. 

Finally time for our water session! Experiencing the freedom in one breath, the girls learnt the different disciplines of Freediving namely Free Immersion and Constant Weight, diving in a relaxed and safe manner and learning rescue techniques. A lot of fun in the water and easily diving to depths of 9-10m.  Girl power! Tomorrow is the big grand final day where we put our Freediving skills to explore the marine sanctuary at Balicasag Island. More photos to come.. 

Congratulations on completion of the AIDA one-star freediver course Alex, Krista, Kathy and Sala!  More yoga and Freediving action tomorrow, stay tuned.

Contact us at qiretreats@gmail.com to find out more about diving and yoga.