I booked a freediving trip after deducting that while a different rhythm from surfing, it would help me train my mind to being calm under big waves and deep water. The instructors from Apnea helped me prepare for our first dives with the greatest attention to detail. They help you do the proper breath up techniques while making sure you relax your muscles. He told us over and over that our fears of running out of breath were only mental and triggered by the vagus nerve. (Lessons are taught in equal parts technical vs anatomical) After moving on the the dive, the lesson continues in the water as the instructor guides and follows you down through each dive. Pushing you, And testing your boundaries but staying within your comfort zone. Its feel incredibly made-to-measure as each student will have different limitations to work out. Will definitely be coming back for more coaching and static clinic courses in the coming months!
just spent over a month here with Julia, Ely, Emma, Nikki and Valentina.
The water varied as it was rainy season but mostly had 10-20m visibility and up to 30m visibility in crystal clear water.
Perfect dive conditions almost all the time! Plus seeing fish on most dives is a nice little bonus!
The facilities, training gear and equipment all really good!
A very short walk to the water from the school and a very short swim to the dive spot! & fish in the first few meters!
I did a few courses (L3&4&masters) and had time in the water with each instructor and everyone made me feel comfortable in the water, gave me lots of feedback, the instructor was my safety and followed me down for every dive which gives extra confidence and they can really see what you’re doing right and wrong and then explain what I’ve done and what I need to do!
The instructors were professional but also making it fun every dive! I spent the last few weeks with Julia who took me to some new deep personal bests! Such an amazing advanced coach & I look forward to many more PBs with her over the coming years!!!
I improved my dives from my L2 course by an EXTRA 27m! (Leaving with a 52meter PB) and added 1min extra to my static (5mins20sec). Really amazing all round and thankful that I came here!
Thanks to everyone and see you soon! :)
28 Feb 2020
I had an amazing time with apnea bali instuctors,
They are always greeting me well, teach me so gently friendly with kindness.
Never push anyone here,
They made me so carm to success all the test in joy.
So I learned a lot as a freediver.
I am so proud of Apnea bali team.
Miss them a lot
And Definitely I’ll go again soon!!
I did my first freediving course here and it was amazing! My instructor Valentina is super passionate and knowledgeable, always made me feel comfortable and helped me to relax while being under water. I was a little bit scared at the start but coming to this school you should have no worries as you will be guided step by step. Never would I have thought to make it to 20 meters deep on my second day!! Plus, the nearby shipwreck is maybe the best place in Bali for a fun freedive!
As a beginner I really had a great moment with Apnea Bali. Professional instructors, good equipments, strategic place, and everything was good. Thank you Apnea Bali for made my first step into the silent world with only ONE breath become addicted and full of happiness. Thank you Agus and Valentina for your time to teach me and also Julia and Ely for your nice responses. Wish I can get back and join the course again. See you underwater ️
08 Feb 2020