Learn to Scuba Dive or improve your Diving with the ancient science of Yoga. Pre-dive Hatha Yoga classes teach you to breathe, relax, concentrate and stretch in preparation for diving.
Dives are conducted in small groups with experienced PADI professionals who are also Yoga Teachers or practitioners. Dive in an ecologically responsible and sensitive way whilst enjoying the serene beauty of the aquatic underworld.
The Yoga Diving Course is completely unique and the first of its kind in the world. Created by two experts in their field, Barbara Gordon and Monica Farrell, the week will give you an introduction to yoga and diving with a Yogic approach to the latter. It is suitable for everybody - divers and non-divers, experienced yoga practitioners and beginners in both fields.
The Yoga Diving Courses take place in the stunning location of Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt at Reef 2000 Dive Centre & will be starting in Gozo, Malta in 2017.
We combine Yoga asanas and breathing with diving techniques. This approach brings us to incredible close encounters with nature and helps us feel stillness, relaxation and altered states of consciousness.
A yoga and meditation practice prior to the diving, then floating in the pristine blueness and living colours of the underwater world, is an experience which cannot be compared.
Combining Yoga and diving allows us to experience another body-consciousness through the weightlessness achieved through diving. Beginners will learn diving in an open, respectful and natural way and receive a relevant PADI certification. Certified divers can markedly better their buoyancy skills and ability to observe the life undersea as well as increase lung capacity and improve air consumption.
The course has also helped many to overcome their fear of water. All diving groups are small, so that our instructors can spend as much time with each individual as required. Many of our guests have commented that they feel "incredibly looked after".
For all, Yoga Diving removes stress and encourages freedom from thought. Diving helps you to experience breath and movement underwater as a form of meditation. Taught together, diving and yoga can open you up to different worlds, both inner and outer.
Monica and Barbara in India
Welcome to Yoga Diving
The Yoga Diving Course combines techniques of hatha yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation with scuba diving in a beautiful, natural environment. The focus of Yoga diving is to bring about inner transformations through meditative experiences of the body/mind both on land and under the sea. You will practice Yoga prior to the days diving to bring your mind into a Zen state which will enhance your dive tremendously.
The prestigious Diver Awards ceremony took place at the main LIDS hall at Excel London during the International Dive Show.
Once again claiming 3rd place were the Maltese Islands in the category for “Best Diving Destination” at the Diver Awards Ceremony held recently at the International Dive Show in London. This prestigious award places Malta and Gozo as the most popular diving destination in all of the Mediterranean, as voted for by thousands of DIVER Magazine readers.
The Maltese Archipelago has achieved what no other Mediterranean diving destination has quite managed, by offering a diverse range of diving experiences to suit all levels, from beginners to technical divers.
With a colorful and varied marine-life, a choice of submerged wrecks to explore, fascinating topography and shore-diving opportunities, and the services of almost 50 professional diving centers, it’s no wonder that Malta has received this award for the last two consecutive years.
The “DIVER Destination of the Year” award had a strong list of contenders from across the globe vying for this year’s top 3 places. Egypt came out on top, taking first place while Maldives came in at a close second.
MTA CEO, Mr. Paul Bugeja said: “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award and the recognition that comes with it. We are always honored to be recognized for the wonderful diving product that we offer. The reasons for Malta’s popularity are many: The clean and clear waters that surround our islands, the diversity of underwater experiences and the sterling work carried out by the local diving community in improving the products and services offered. The award continues to prove that Malta and Gozo are must-see diving destinations.”
The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta's patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire's most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.