Information About ‘freediving’ in The Philippines

Freediving Philippines: Sailing Cruise #2

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Image courtesy: Juliet Solar

Another sailing cruise aboard S/Y Naya

What sets a Freediving Sailing Cruise in the Philippines apart from almost all other South East Asian countries is the tectonic jousts that happen almost daily between the “plates” that cover our Planet’s mantle. The result is that many of the island groups are separated by deep, sometimes very deep, stretches of water, close to shore. Perfect for a Sailing Cruise adventure for freedivers.

Freedivers are different, and on a sailing cruise very different from the other friends we have taken thus far. It is not just that freedivers carry no weighty scuba gear and tanks of compressed air (or more exotic mixes of gases), it is that their perspective on a “dive” is typically more about self-awareness than embracing the stunning filaments of Mother Nature’s creation beneath the waves.

First Freediving School in the Philippines

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Photograph, Freediving with Turtle, Cebu, Philippines

Photo courtesy Boy Ramon Siojo

Freediving is simply said: diving with a single breath of air. If you go into more detail for some, freediving is a way to enjoy the depths of the ocean without the need of heavy, clumsy and uncomfortable scuba diving equipment. Others see freediving as an extreme sport, with the uniqueness of requiring deep relaxation and peace in contrast to most other adrenaline pumping extreme sports. Some others also see freediving as an discipline for hunting underwater. Regardless of what draws one into the practice of Freediving, it is a form of meditation and relaxation that very often leads to a positive change in one's awareness of oneself and the surrounding environment.

Many now will say: "But I cannot hold my breath for a long time!"; you can! Within only two days you can learn the basic techniques of freediving