This intensive and immersive workshop is both conceived as a freediving training and an inner journey. It is open and designed for beginners who desire to experience a deep encounter with freediving's joy. It will give you time and space to progress at your own pace, breaking through your fear, improving your technics and growing your knowledge of the depth. You will acquire confidence, fluidity and grace in the water.
We will approach various disciplines of open water diving, CWT (Constant Weight), FIM (Free Immersion), and No Fin.
In every session, we will also introduce elements of 'Flying Dolphin Freediving' where you will experience the freedom of movement and learn to fly under water.
This journey also includes sessions of breathing, specific physical training inspired by yoga and shi gong and relaxation.
The freediving training will be also the opportunity to be immerged in the beauty of the island and its stunning nature. We will dive on different spots from north to south to enjoy the many tastes of water of the island.
Freediving is also an initiatic journey and especially on the Big Blue Island. We will also give time and space for group sharing and feedbacks to comprehend and express the emotions, difficulties, joy...you gonna go through during this journey.
the price includes
- all the training sessions
- freediving equiment
- diving insurance
- transportation by car to the diving sites
- 4 meals in selected local taverns
19 to 25 of june 2022
4 to 10 of september 2022
Duration 7 days + travel time
the price DOES NOT includE
- transportation by flight and boat to Amorgos
- travel insurance
- Food except the 4 meals
- Day 0 - Saturday 18th :
arrival on the island of Amorgos, installation in your pension and welcome dinner
- Day 1 - Sunday 19th
morning : theory introduction / breathing / open sea session #1
evening : physical training session / relaxation / sharing
- Day 2 - Monday 20th
morning : breathing / open sea session #2 (Agia Anna)
lunch in Hora
evening : breathing and static session / relaxation
- Day 3 - Tuesday 21th
morning : sharing / physical training session / theory &dynamic session (finning)
evening : open sea session #3
- Day 4 - Wednesday 22th
on the road to chalotaritissa - flying dolphin freediving in the secret beach
lunch at Marouso restaurant
flying dolphin dive at Mouros Beach
- Day 5 - Thursday 23th
morning : theory /dynamic and static session
evening : open sea session #4
- Day 6 - Friday 24th -
morning : open sea session #5
evening : breathing and relaxation
- Day 7 - Saturday 25th
morning : open sea session #6 in Agia Anna
evening : theory / sharing
closing dinner at Katina's taver
- Day 8 : Departure
FOR WHO ?
open to everybody able to swim with the desire to put the head underwater and to experience the joy of the depth.
Group of maximum 4 people.
If you are musician, please bring your instrument. Optionnal Jam session during the week.
The basepoint of the camp will be the village of Aegiali in the north of the island. There are plenty of pensions and hotels in the village, that will fit your taste and budget
We can recommend you :
Levrossos Appartement : https://amorgos-levrossos.com/ very nice hotel on the pristine beach of Levrossos (10min walks from the village)
Aegeon Pension : http://www.aegeonpension.gr/ a genuine pension in the middle of the village, my favourite place in the island, ask for the room on the upper terrace.
Aegiali Camping : https://www.aegialicamping.gr/ a very lively camping in the center of the village
HOW TO COME ?
There is no airport on the island of Amorgos. That s another reason why the nature is so pristine. The trip is a bit longer but so poetic. Two main solutions for you to come :
- the long and old fashioned way : flight AR to Athens airport + Transfer (bus X96 to the port + Blue Sar Ferry from the port of Pireus (8 hours) or SeaJet (4hours)
- the quick way : flight AR to Santorini Airport + Sea jet from Santorini (1hours15)
Michaël Benoit Delfini
instructeur apnée AIDA
I would be accompanying you during this journey, above and below the surface of the sea. I would be happy to share with you my passion and my knowledge of freediving and my deep blue love for Amorgos. I have had the chance to live on the island and to organise several freediving trips in Amorgos.
I would make sure that you a safe and deeply joyful experience with the magic water of this incredible Big Blue Island.