Welcome to Yoga Diving
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.
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.
Monica and Barbara in India
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.
£559 per person - twin mountain view room
£589 per person - twin sea view room
£619 per person - twin superior sea view
£609 per person - single mountain view room
£649 per person - single sea view room
£699 per person - single superior sea view
Christmas & New Year supplement from 20th December 2019- January 11th 2020 inclusive is £90 per person
7 nights bed & breakfast at Bedouin Moon Hotel
4 days diving - 8 dives with full equipment
6 x 1.5 hr morning Sivananda classes per week
One free day
Return transfers to & from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. Taba Border return transfers £40 supplement per person
Flights & holiday insurance
For holiday insurance to Dahab please follow this link to our recommended Insurance Company http://www.think-ins.co.uk/travel_insurance.php?i=14
Day 1 - arrival, meet & greet
Day 2 - 08.00am yoga class, 9.45am brunch & introduction to holiday & Dahab. 10.30 Go diving for 2 dives
Day 3, 4 & 5 - same as day 2
Day 6 - 08.00am yoga class, 9.45am brunch. Option mini safari to Three Pools for snorkelling & lunch
Day 7 - 08.00am yoga class, 9.45am brunch. Optional desert dinner with meditation
Day 8 - Brunch & departure
Schedule may change slightly