July 17th - 24th 2020 - Hosted by GTS founder Sarah Richard
July 27th - 3rd August 2020
Only 8 spots on each retreat
Have you always wanted to learn to freedive but never found the chance? Always wanted to swim with whale sharks but never had the opportunity? Dreamed of being surrounded by passionate ocean-loving women but never knew them?
Now's your chance. This may be our strongest girl-power trip yet.
We had the pleasure of spending the last few months freediving in Mexico and meeting some of the most inspiring and positive ocean females ever and now we want to share this experience with you.
Freediving has the power to change lives, the feeling of diving without a tank is simply incredible, and there truly is no other place to do it quite like the cenotes of Yucatan. Alongside a group of empowering women Girls that Scuba will be taking a group of females and introducing them to freediving for the first time in one of the most magical places on earth... will you be joining us?
SSI Level 1 Freediving Course
The SSI Level 1 course is the first step in your freediving journey and we will be joined on this journey by sister team Amancay Freediving - an all female run freedive centre in Playa Del Carmen.
On this course you will learn the proper breathing techniques, familiarize yourself with diaphragmatic breathing and take a deep breath like you never have before. You will acquire proper skills and knowledge to partake in Freediving to depths of 10 meters in the most relaxed and safest manner possible. While also developing the skills necessary to train your body to be more efficient with oxygen, gain better respiration and muscle flexibility and learn new skills to take your freediving to the next level.
- On this trip you will aim to fully complete your level 1 course
- Female instructors and all female students
- No previous freediving experience is necessary
- All equipment included
- Freediving is all done in freshwater cenotes
*This trip is only for girls that have never taken a freediving course. We do this so we can all go through the course together at the same rate.
* To complete your level 1 course you will be required to pass some skills and knowledge
This years happiness!
Swimming with Whale Sharks
We timed this trip so we could be in Mexico during whale shark season. Each year the whale shark, which is the largest of the fish species, begin to arrive from their annual migration to the warm waters of the Mexican-Caribbean Sea near Cancun/Riviera Maya. The gentle fish can grow around 40 feet in length, weigh 11 tons, and we have the chance to swim alongside them and watch them in all their beauty. But beware - there will be a lot of happy tears, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime-experience.
- Private boat for GTS trip only
Scuba Diving in the Cenotes
Of course Girls that Scuba couldn't come to the cenotes and not scuba dive them! Give us those tanks, we're going in! We will be scuba diving 2 of Yucatan's best cenotes with a kick-ass female instructor and exploring the parts we couldn't see while freediving.
- No cavern/cave diving experience needed, however you must be advanced and a confident diver.
- Scuba equipment included
All these beautiful images you've seen so far - alongside the ones on our Instagram - are taken by fellow GTS and our good friend Marianna Tombini. She will be joining us for one full day of photos and fun once we have finished our Level 1 course - as well as for BTS shots during the course. On this day we will go to a different cenote and do some training/fun freedives and come back with some amazing pictures just like these
- Each girl will get there own set of photos shared to a Google Drive
- Another chance to freedive in a beautiful cenote as well as practise everything you have learnt in your course
This year we have hired a whole 10 bedroom boutique hotel with 8 private rooms just for you! We will have this beautiful hotel all to ourselves all week, giving us the chance to run the land-based part of the freedive course in our own time and space, as well as being able to enjoy its 2 pools, yoga area, dining area and outdoor beds all to ourselves!
We will be serving up a fresh local vegetarian breakfast each morning with fresh juices, coffee and food that has come from a local farm straight to your table.
Our hotel is based just outside of Tulum town and we have transportation to take us into town for dinners each night.
Costs and how to book
WEEK 1: $2,299 July 17th - 24th 2020 | 8 spots
Hosted by GTS founder Sarah Richard, includes session on starting business's/social media help
WEEK 2: $2,199 July 27th - 3rd August | 8 spots
SSI Level 1 Freedive Course + 1 day extra trainning
7 nights accommodation + breakfast
Whale shark swim
2 Scuba dives in Cenotes
Individual professional Freedive photos
Lunch on days of activities
1 day dinner
Gts eco-friendly goody bag
Flights - Fly into Cancun
Dinner (apart from the 1 day)
This is a super exclusive trip which we expect to be fully booked within a few days. If you are ready to book right away all you need to do is email us and see if there are spots still available and we will give you details on how to secure your spot. A $800 deposit is required to book.