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Calypso Gozo Apnea Freediving Yoga Retreats 2019



Calypso Gozo Apnea announce freediving yoga retreat dates for 2019

Take time to switch on inside, dive into yourself underwater and above, find your breathing with daily yoga sessions… Stay in a beautifully restored old farmhouse with pool, lots of space, lounges, niches and terraces to hide away… Enjoy the absolute serenity of the tiny island of Gozo, indulge in healthy delicious food… Take some new ideas and habits home to enrich your daily life.

All Inclusive Package

  • Airport Transfer incl. ferry ticket

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a double or twin room in a luxurious B&B

  • Healthy and satisfying breakfast every morning

  • Free WIFI

  • 5 days freediving sessions at various spectacular freediving spots around the island

  • Static Apnea sessions in a private pool

  • Daily yoga sessions of 1.5 hours  including pranayama

  • Optional meditation, yoga Nidra or Yin yoga sessions

  • Transfer to all freediving sites around the island in jeeps

  • Drinking water

  • Snacks and fruit during the day

  • 5 packed lunch snacks with local fresh ingredients

  • 5 delicious three-course Vegetarian Dinner, vegan options available

  • Exclusive use of all amenities of the B&B

  • Discussions and presentations about interesting facts and figures of freediving


  • 3 to 10 July
  • 21 to 28 August
  • 28 September to 5 October
  • 16 to 23 October

What You should bring 

  • Freediving equipment (can be rented)

  • Water bottle

  • Towel to take to dive sites

  • Swimsuit(s)

  • Sun protection

  • Medical signed from doctor or self-declaration*

  • Any personal medication you might need

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga, warm socks and something to wrap-up in

  • Simple water shoes to get to and from entry points (no flip flops – they are too slippery for the uneven rocks!)

Additional Costs  (if applicable)

  • Your flight to Malta and back click here for flight info

  • Freediving equipment rental

  • Potential boat trip to Comino

  • Individual drink / snack / food requirements

  • Single rooms are very limited and we will accommodate single guests in twin-bedded rooms, unless a single occupancy is booked.

For more information visit the Gozo Freediving website by clicking here.


Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados



In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.

Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)



Introduced by Jeff Goodman

Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.

A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.

CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.

Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.

During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!

Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.

For more information about the CCMI click here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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