Freedive a remote Canary Island
Discover the calm and relaxed sport of freediving on the UNESCO-listed island of El Hierro – one of Europe’s most famous dive sites
Why it's Much Better
Travel to peaceful El Hierro, the smallest and most remote of the Canary Islands and site of some of the best diving in the world
Connect with nature as you experience the weightlessness, freedom and relaxation of diving without scuba equipment
Explore the natural wonders of this protected UNESCO Biosphere, including dramatic coastline, meadows of wildflowers and forests of gnarled juniper
Dive in the Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve, a unique volcanic landscape that's home to octopus, manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and turtles
Train in sky-blue, natural swimming pools and earn your AIDA1 and AIDA2 certification that proves your skill beneath the waves
Expert, English-speaking guides
6 nights in a private apartment in La Caleta
Rental car with full insurance
Everything you need above and below the waves
All certification fees, diving insurance and course materials
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Remote and beautiful El Hierro
Apartment in La Caleta
Meet your host on the beautiful island of El Hierro, considered before the voyage of Columbus to be the end of the world.
Settle into your apartment and then meet your team for dinner in La Caleta town.
Day 2 - 6
Learn to freedive
On the Water
Approx. ten 90-minute practical sessions
Apartment in La Caleta
Wake up on an island paradise. Each day you’ll work on your breathing technique, body positioning, water rescue and freedive theory and learn how to stay relaxed and comfortable while exploring the underwater world (approx. ten 90-minute practical sessions and 5.5 hours in the classroom.)
In between you’re free to explore the island in your rental car, try paragliding, swim in idyllic natural pools and caves or hike to some of El Hierro’s many volcanoes and its famous forests of wind-sculpted juniper.
In the evening, return to your private apartment to cook dinner, or explore the town in search of a local restaurant.
Leave El Hierro
After breakfast it’s time to head back to the airport or ferry terminal and return home armed with your AIDA1 and AIDA2 certificates, complimentary underwater photographs and tons of stories to share with your friends.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
You’ll stay in an apartment in the heart of La Caleta with sunrise ocean views from the terrace. All options are private, clean, and located within 300m of the sea and dive training site. Unfortunately there is no island-wide internet, however, your host can sort you out with Wi-Fi passwords.
El Hierro Airport or Seaport
Given El Hierro's remote location, please see the FAQ on how to get there.
El Hierro Airport or Seaport
You’ll be returned to the airport/seaport on your final day. The ferry leaves El Hierro at 14:00 and arrives in Cristianos at 16:30, so please schedule your return flight to depart no earlier than 18:30.
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Your host will supply all the freediving equipment, but if you have any of your own gear you’re welcome to bring it. Freediving equipment includes:
- Mask (special freediving masks are best)
- Weight belt
What do I need to bring?
- Small backpack for carrying personal items on day hikes
- Hiking shoes
- Comfortable, breathable shirts and trousers/shorts
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunblock)
- Swimsuit and towel
- Water bottle
- Driver’s license for your rental car
- Minimum 8GB SD card or USB stick for complimentary copies of your underwater photos
Meet Your Host
Karsten and team
After becoming captivated by the meditative aspects of the sport of freediving, your host Karsten set up El Hierro’s first dedicated freediving centre to take advantage of the islands incredible underwater landscape. Since then he has drawn together a likeminded team to help spread the word about this calm and relaxing sport and pass on their knowledge, skills and passion to new divers.
Dates & Prices
Bespoke trips only
There are currently no planned group departures. Please contact this host to request a quote for a custom trip.Request a Quote
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