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Exploring a new world with a single breath. This might be the best way to describe freediving, a diving technique that relies solely on one’s breath holding ability. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have relied on it for survival: Polynesian fisherman, Greek sponge divers, and Japanese pearl divers. Today, freediving is gaining popularity as a sport and recreational activity.
I have done some form of freediving in the past but have been wanting to take a proper course for several years. I researched freediving schools and operators in Bali and several other international locations, but never found the right fit until stumbling upon Fathom Freedive.
After connecting on Instagram, I inquired via direct message about their services. Their staff were personable, able to answer all my questions thoroughly, and happy to work with my schedule. Most importantly, they were focused on what I wanted to learn and achieve. I finally dove into the deep (pun intended) and signed up for their 2-day PADI Freediver course.