This film shows what we got up to on our April 2014 freediving and yoga liveaboard holiday onboard the Mistral in the Red Sea!
We went between the 19-26 April with Scuba Travel on the stunning boat the ‘Mistral’ which is part of the Tornado Marine fleet. Each morning started with yoga on the top deck, save one windy morning when we were on the middle deck, then breakfast and then a days diving! We cruised round the bottom of the Sinai peninsula with at least two dive sessions a day. There was always a choice between line diving, recreational diving, static and dynamic at a variety of stunning locations. We dived Gordon, Jackson and Shoab ali reefs where we swam with a pod of dolphins, as well as Marsa Bareika which had it all – shallow sloping sand for static and dynamic, a pretty reef complete with swim throughs and a shy octopus, and also depth. And if that wasn’t enough we also had a solitary dolphin swimming up and down the bay keeping us company!
As of last year’s trip, we also had an incredible three dive sessions on the Thistlegorm wreck including a night dive with spanish dancer and two playful dolphins. The morning of our last day had perfect conditions on the Thistlegorm, with vis to the sea bed and no current. It could not have been better!
Every evening we took our pillows and duvets up to the top deck for yoga nidra under the stars. A magical way to chill out and unwind, although some freedivers thought that a beer and the Jacuzzi did the same trick!
The last night had some of us clubbing till the wee small hours and then a day at a hotel before the flight where we played water polo in an unexpected downpour and then managed to get a 34 kilo bike box onboard the flight carrying all our precious monofins.
There were so many highlights and personal best performances, amongst a group of super lovely people. Come and join us on the next trip!
Freedivers – Alison, Ana, Ayse, Heather, Helen, Helena, Geoff, Jorgen, Paul, Ross, Russ, Tim, Tom, Sam, Zoe.
Instructors – David, Dennis, Emma, Robyn.
Dive Guides – Ahmed Nemo and Dickon.
Boat – Mistral, Tornado Marine Fleet.
Holiday organised by Scuba Travel and Go Freediving.
Music – Mr. Probz – Waves (Roter & Lewis Edit)