Emperor Divers, Hamata, has introduce Freediving, also known as apnea diving, breath-hold diving or skin diving. Both a recreational and a competitive sport, the focus is being to dive to depths whilst holding a single breath. Recreational freediving is celebrated as a relaxing, liberating and unique experience.
Freediving, unlike scuba diving requires no equipment at all other than lungs and a few pieces for individual comfort such as a mask, fins, wetsuit, weight system, snorkel, buoys and lines that are lightweight.
The Red Sea offers year round tropical crystal clear warm waters, technicolour coral gardens and marvellous marine life combined with Hamata’s tranquil and peaceful sanctuary.
Emperor Hamata has the perfect conditions to try freediving for the first time, for beginners or the experienced freediver with excellent on-hand expertise from Emperor’s own Alessandro Pinna, who is an APNEA Academy Freediving Instructor with the ability to teach up to the equivalent of 3 star SSI or AIDA.
Emperor’s house reef has ideal conditions with onsite support, training dives with a freediving instructor, freediving from one a diving boat accessing the nearby Fury shoals and a range of freediving courses.
If freediving on the house reef is not enough to whet the appetite, then there are special trips to the 65 metre long wreck of the Hamada laying on its starboard side at 15 metres or Hamata’s dolphin house, Sha’ab Sataya, where huge pods of spinner dolphins are known to frequent.
Hamata offers considerably more protection from adverse weather than other Red Sea locations with a variety of nearby shore based sites within 10-15 minutes. Coral reefs here are pristine, untouched by tourism and teeming with life such as rays, turtles, dolphins, and so much more - all on your doorstep at the Zabargad Berenice Resort.