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Freedive Shellharbour Retreat Recap




At Deep Sensations, we are deeply passionate about sharing the beauty and tranquility of the underwater world through freediving.


Recently, we had the incredible opportunity to host our Freedive Shellharbour Retreat, a three-day immersion into the wonders of the ocean.


This retreat holds a special place in our hearts as it is where Curtis Tredway, the owner of Deep Sensations, embarked on his own freediving journey. It was truly a privilege to share his favorite dive sites with fellow enthusiasts and newcomers alike.


Welcoming 12 divers from across New South Wales, our retreat kicked off with excitement and anticipation.


Two of our guests began their beginner freediver course, delving into theory and pool sessions to lay the foundation for their underwater adventures. With spirits high and anticipation building, we embarked on our first day of exploration.


Day one commenced with a dive at the famous Gravel Loader, where we were greeted by an array of marine life and a unique underwater landscapes.


After an exhilarating day in the water, we gathered for a fun-filled evening of games, laughter. Hosted by @danthediver from Protect What You Love, our night included entertaining rounds of two truths and a lie and an engaging trivia session, with some questionable marine creature themed charades.


The excitement continued on day two as we ventured to Bushrangers Bay, a pristine marine sanctuary known for its abundant marine life. Here, we had the extraordinary opportunity to swim alongside a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks and a graceful Green Sea Turtle, creating unforgettable memories with these majestic creatures.


In the afternoon, we returned to the Gravel Loader, where the visibility gods smiled upon us. One group encountered a mesmerizing spotted eagle ray while exploring the depths, while another group celebrated the successful completion of their Beginner Freediver Course, showcasing remarkable progress in their underwater skills. As a bonus, both groups were treated to the breathtaking sight of an eagle ray during their return journey.


After a day filled with exploration and adventure, we indulged in a rejuvenating breathwork and ice bath session, ft. an impromptu yoga session on the beach.


The evening was filled with laughter, games, and relaxation as we bonded over shared experiences and newfound friendships. We concluded the day with a delightful dinner at the Shellharbour Beach Hotel, savoring delicious cuisine and reflecting on the beauty of the day's discoveries.


On the final day of our retreat, as the swell picked up, we embraced the opportunity to give back to the land and sea that had provided us with such unforgettable experiences.


Teaming up with Dani C and Protect What You Love, we participated in a Beach Clean Up, contributing to the preservation of our precious marine ecosystems.


As our Freedive Shellharbour Retreat came to a close, we couldn't help but feel grateful for the memories created, the friendships forged, and the profound connection to the ocean that we shared.


Shellharbour, with its stunning dive sites and abundant marine life, remains a haven for freedivers seeking adventure and exploration.


Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer eager to explore the depths, we invite you to discover the magic of Shellharbour with Deep Sensations.


Join us for courses, training, and unforgettable underwater experiences – because the ocean awaits, and there's no better place to dive deep than Shellharbour.


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