Your experience

Freedive Bootcamp – Vacations with a purpose

If you have never heard of freediving then watch this video. Now.

What will your experience be like?

Imagine starting your day doing breathing exercises on a rock next to the crystal clear Adriatic sea while listening to the waves. Together with a small group of people you do some last stretches before walking into the water, taking a deep breath and diving into the sea.

Freediving meditates you. When you dive down into the deep blue time slows down. You become totally emerged in the present moment, the here and the now. There’s no traffic, no city noises, no smoke. All there is is the dark blue and you feeling one with it. While you push the boundaries of your body and mind you enter a meditative state, which for many people becomes a life changing experience and often transforms into a more healthy and balanced freediving friendly lifestyle.

What will you learn?

During your experience you will become a certified AIDA 2 freediver. You will learn a lot about yourself, about your body and what happens to it when you hold your breathe while you’re immersed in water. You’ll learn how to calm your mind to be more relaxed before a dive. Toegther we will do stretching and breathing techniques so you can hold your breathe longer. We’ll do workouts to improve your general fitness for freediving and we talk about how your body deals with oxygen and co2. At the end of your stay you’ll be able to comfortably dive to a depth between 7 and 23 meters.

This is how your 6 day/5 night experience will look like in more detail:

How will your days during the experience look like?

Day 1
Arrival
You’ll arrive at Podgorica, Tivat or Dubrovnik (check out “Getting there” guide for advice how to get to Montenegro). One of our drivers will pick you up and bring you either to the Luštica Mill House or the Kotor Bay Villa. You’ll have time to settle in before we get together in the evening for a healthy dinner.
Freedive movie
Day 2
Morning
Whoever feels like can join for a morning workout and stretching session.
Together we’ll have a healthy light breakfast, then do a first freediving theory session followed by a breathe hold to measure your baseline. During your stay we’ll keep track of your personal bests to check on your improvements. We learn and do breathing techniques and do some more breath holds followed by stretching techniques and a final breath hold.
We select your finds and wet suits and head to the sea where you learn about duck dives and finning techniques at the buoy. We are taking it slow today and only dive to a depth of five meters, making sure you are comfortable with equalising the pressure in your ears.

Afternoon
After your first session in the water we’ll head home for lunch followed by another theory session. Around 3pm we’ll finish for the day and you can explore the surroundings or chill at the beach.

Evening
Camp fire

Day 3
Morning
Morning workout
Static Breath holds
Small light Breakfast
Deeper dives in ocean

Lunch

Afternoon
Fortification Tour

Evening
Dinner at Adriatic Restaurant in small fishing village Rose (dinner not included)

Day 4
Morning
Morning workout
Static Breath holds
Small light Breakfast
fun freediving day, kayaking to blue cave, freediving inside the cave

Lunch at Veslo Camp

Afternoon
Chill time, everyone explores or does whatever

Day 5
Morning
Morning workout
Static Breath holds
Small light Breakfast
deep dives

BBQ

Afternoon
Luštica fortification tour

Evening
drinks at beach restaurant Mirista in the evening (dinner & drinks not included in package)
Receiving AIDA certificates

Day 6
Those who don’t have to leave early can join for a last morning workout and stretching session followed by a breakfast. There will be no official program on Day 6, though of course we’ll stick around to answer individual questions. Our driver will pick you up and take you to Kotor, Tivat or to Podgorica or Dubrovnik airport.

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Will I fit in if I come on my own?

Yes! In fact the course is designed for individual growth so coming alone is encouraged. The groups are small (3-6 people) plus our teachers so you will make friends and fit right in. Meals are communal, activities are with the other guests and there will be some time for yourself.

What is the price of the bootcamp?

  • 800€ per person single room
  • 550€ per person sharing a room for two

Private sessions upon availability.
All payments via paypal or IBAN/SWIFT bank transfer or in cash.

What is included in the price?

  • Pick up from Podgorica or Tivat airport (Dubrovnik for a 50€ fee)
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch plus some dinners) which are delicious and healthy and include local organic fruits and vegetables
  • Daily yoga and workout sessions
  • All freediving sessions + Freediving AIDA 2 certificate
  • Half day Kayak trip
  • Half day Lustica fortification tour
 

Apart from the freediving training you will have time for kayaking, stand-up paddling, mountain biking and exploring the Austrian-Hungarian fortifications in the area. The fortification tour is included in the package, kayaking, stand up paddling and mountain biking on e-bikes can be arranged for a discounted fee.

Bootcamp dates for 2020

  • September 7 until September 12 – 6 days/5 nights bootcamp (1 place available)
  • October 5 until October 10 – 6 days/5 nights bootcamp (5 places available)

Questions? Please feel free to add Fabian on WhatsApp and schedule a voice or video call.
WhatsApp: +4917672475523

Can I book an individual experience outside the scheduled bootcamps?

Absolutely. We are available from April to Mid October for AIDA courses and for designing your individual bootcamp experiences. All you need to do is to get in touch with us.