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Dive Deep in The Philippines

When Bodhi’s 50-Year Storm comes (yes, we just name-checked Point Break), you want to be ready. Grab some extra-long flippers and learn to swim like the fishes in the Philippines.

By Jenny Hewett

Oct 7, 2020

IN HIS BOOK DEEP: Free Diving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves, American journalist James Nestor says, “the ocean is the last truly quiet place on earth.” To venture 80 meters below the surface without oxygen is a deep dive into ourselves—and it all begins with learning how to hold your breath. If you’re serious, join the three-month program at Freedive Academy on the idyllic island of Panglao, renowned for its reefs, schools of sardines and freedives of up to 130 meters. freediveacademy.com; one day from US$175 per person.

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