Liveaboard Whitsundays Retreat - OceanSense Freediving

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Liveaboard Whitsundays retreat

Freediving Retreat Whitsundays

Trip Highlights

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

on our own private and spacious maxi yacht

Coached depth diving sessions

with our experienced instructors - from beginners right up to 30+ metre depth

Freediving on the beautiful coral reefs

explore swim throughs and see a variety of marine life

Stretching sessions

to warm up before diving

Watching the sunrise & sunset rise and set

over the water

On deck star gazing

Take in the beautiful starry night from the sea.

Guided breathwork

stretching and meditation sessions

1-on-1 equalization

and technique workshops

Whale Watching

and hearing during whale seasons

Outer Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach Trip

depending on conditions

Liveaboard whitundays retreat Overview

Come explore the Whitsundays with us and learn to freedive in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Four days on board a maxi yacht, stretching and meditation, deserted beaches and a freediving course.

Looking for an amazing way to spend your next holiday? Then look no further than our Liveaboard Whitsundays Freediving Retreat! While onboard a maxi yacht, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef while learning how to freedive or improving your skills.

This trip will truly take you away from that busy world we live in and reconnect you with nature. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with the proper instruction and guidance. In addition to line diving and exploring the reef, you’ll also participate in daily breathwork, stretching and meditation and even get certified in freediving with PADI, SSI or Molchanovs.

So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced freediver, this trip is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Ready to jump in? Grab your freediving fins and book your spot on our next Sailboat Freediving Retreat and get to dive the Whitsundays!

FAQs

The dates for our Whitsundays Liveaboard retreat make the most of the best conditions for sailing and diving in the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. The next available dates can be found at the top of this page. 

 

  • 4 days & 3 nights liveaboard Whitsundays accommodation on board a maxi yacht 
  • All meals on board - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, tea & coffee
  • A Level 1, Level 2 or level 3 Freediving Course with PADI, SSI or Molchanovs
  • Daily diving sessions - depth & exploration
  • Breathwork, meditation & stretching sessions
  • Flights or transport to Airlie Beach or Proserpine Airport.
  • Meals outside of our time on the boat
  • Accommodation on night 1 (if needed)
  • Freediving Gear (hire gear is available)
    • Mask and snorkel
    • Freediving Fins
    • Weight belt & weights
    • Neoprene socks
    • Full length wetsuit - 3mm for summer, 5mm for winter
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Yoga mat or beach towel
  • Personal toiletries

Packed into a soft duffel bag or backpack

  • Airport transfers - $25 per person each way
  • Hotel accommodation on night 1 - $200 per shared room
  • Gear hire
    • Mask & snorkel - free
    • Weight belt & weights - free
    • Freediving fins - $60
    • Wetsuit - $60

It is best to arrive on the morning of the first day of the retreat. If you are completing a course we will have a theory and pool session in the afternoon. We will depart on the sailboat early the following morning. 

On the last day of the retreat we will arrive back in Airlie Beach mid afternoon and enjoy a final dinner together in Airlie Beach, so it's best to fly out the following day.

You will need to arrange your own accommodation for both nights in Airlie Beach.

If you are not completing the course you are welcome to join the theory or pool sessions for a refresh on your skills, or join us for a welcome dinner on the first night of the retreat.  

Liveaboard MAXI YACHT "BROOMSTICK"

Your home away from land!

Prosail owns and operates a variety of maxi yachts which sleep up to 24 people. To maximise comfort and experience, OceanSense has capped this trip at just 12 people with a 1:4 instructor to student ratio. Making this liveaboard Whitsundays retreat a truly unique and stand out experience.

Broomstick has a spacious and comfortable shared, bunk style accommodation. With 32 metres of deck space, this huge maxi yacht offers plenty of space onboard for guests to roam around, sunbathe or perfect your backflips off the back of the boat.

For guests who want to be involved, they can help set the sails, have a turn on the wheel and get some awesome sailing photos. The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. The itinerary will cover around 100 kms around the islands and is achieved due to the sailing performance and ability of a Maxi Yacht. Maxi yachts also are even more ‘eco-friendly’ as they use wind power as much as is possible.

Sit back, relax and unwind as we sail through the islands with your favorite beverage.

Meals are included and are freshly prepared on board; we source quality Australian Produce. Special diets can be catered, though may incur an additional cost and should be advised at the time of booking.

Liveaboard Whitsundays Retreat Schedule

Day 1Airlie Beach

If you’re completing a freediving course we will meet in Airlie Beach today.

  • Complete our classroom theory, a breathwork session and pool session
  • Meet for a group dinner and get to know your new freediving friends
Day 2Depart Airlie Beach for Whitsunday Islands

If you aren’t completing a course, you are most welcome to join us on day 1 for dinner. Otherwise you can meet us on day 2 to board the boat.

  • Board the sailboat early in the morning and set sail to the Whitsunday Islands
  • Our first depth diving session where we will put our new freediving skills to the test in the ocean
  • An exploration dive on one the Whitsundays reefs
  • Watch the sunset over the islands
  • Lunch & dinner on board
Day 3 & 4Whitsunday Islands & Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Wake up early for the sunrise
  • Sail to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • A breathwork, meditation or stretching session
  • Exploration diving on different coral reefs, chosen based on the days conditions
  • Watch the Sunset over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on board
Day 5Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach
  • Our last depth diving session for the trip
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Hike to the lookout for an amazing view & swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Sail back to the Marina and disembark mid afternoon.
  • Breakfast & lunch on board

Depending on sailing conditions we will visit either the Outer Great Barrier Reef OR Whitehaven Beach, usually not both due to the time it takes to sail to each location. They are both equally amazing experiences!

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