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2020 Freediving Course Dates & Cold Swims!

Hello Friends! I hope you had a stunner weekend and a solid start to the work week!

No new news except sharing about my first icy Atlantic Ocean dive and Freediving Course Dates!

I dived in a 2mm shorty in an icy 10degree Atlantic the other day and felt more alive than I had in a while…it was beautiful.. my dive reflex was stronger than it had been in a while and the ocean felt even more like home... if thats even possible.. perhaps it’s the water against your skin… all this to say, I'm going in only with a skin next time to see how that feels… be driven by the unthinkable… the unfathomable.. <3


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Freediving Course dates for 2020 have been finalized,

Cape Town

I’ll be running 2 courses in Cape Town – 24 & 25 (weekend), 27 & 28 October (mid-week)

Johannesburg

14&15 November

Durban

21-22November

There are 3 course options,

Basic Freediver – Theory and Confined Water Only, PADI Certified, the course is 1day, R1500.

Freediver – Theory, Confined Water, Open Water, PADI Certified, the course is 2days, R3000

Explore Freediving – Theory, Confined Water, Open Water, the course is 2days,

R1800

Please get in touch on blackmermaidinfo@gmail.com for more details,

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter, Trip Dates have been set and will be going up on the website soon,

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Our Instagram Live was with a lady called Christal Clashing this week, watch the live here!


Christal Clashing is a pioneer in aquatic spaces in her home country of Antigua and Barbuda. In 2004, at the age of 14, she became the first female swimmer to represent her country at the Olympic Games in Athens. She later joined Team Antigua Island Girls to become the first all-black team and first all-female Caribbean team to row any ocean when they crossed the Atlantic in 2018/2019. She has since taken up freediving and hopes to establish a national record in her country.


Being involved in swimming at an early age, she found a passion for sport and studied Sports Development at the University of Portsmouth in the UK under a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. She also secured a studentship at the same university to complete her Masters by Research in Science.


She is a certified ASCA swim coach, ACA stand-up paddle instructor and PADI divemaster who has honed her skills across the five countries she’s lived in - Antigua, The Bahamas, Australia, England and Costa Rica.


As an adventure guide and travel writer, she brings an international perspective to the engagement of outdoor and aquatic adventure sport.


Christal left us with amazing words ‘find your tribe’ and the book to read - Undercurrents of Power by Kevin Dawson 💙💙 watch the live here.


Have a stunner week!

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