Seek mental calmness and relaxation through these top diving wellness retreats and specialty courses, which will have you feeling zen no matter what depth of the ocean you go to. 

1. Wander Women Retreats | Israel, Florida and Egypt 

Alex in Wanderland is combining her two loves of wellness and water, hosting retreats which support your own health and the health of the oceans, too. Three in the pipeline for 2022 are: 

  •  Wander Women Israel – a week-long yoga and adventure retreat that will bring guests to the Dead, Red and Med(iterranean) Seas – with the opportunity to do a DSD in Eilat to try diving for the first time.
  • Wander Women West Palm: a week-long trip this July that just launched and will include shark diving and shore diving Blue Heron Bridge, as well as a beach cleanup, SUP yoga and other Florida-based fun.
  • Wander Women Red Sea: the fourth edition of Alex’s signature Egypt dive retreat in Dahab. In September 2022, guests can enjoy a one-day continuing education PADI certification, PADI AWARE cleanup dives and a camel trek to the remote Bedouin camp dive sites. This participants a chance to disconnect and be fully present at the time.

free diver quotation diving wellness retreat

2. Zen Freediving Retreats | Bali, Indonesia 

Zen Signature Harmony Free-Diving Retreat is a concept and practice that integrates freediving with breathwork, yoga, meditation. and relaxing Ayurveda. This enables divers to discover the underwater marine life and experience a pathway to health through effective breathing, enhanced meditative focus and free-flow exercise. An experience of ultimate freedom in a weightless environment. Guests will breath in, hold and then breath out during exercises which aim to optimize the life force (prana) help achieve full mental control.

This retreat takes place all year long and participants can choose from three different packages:

  • Discovery Zen Harmony Freediving (3 Nights / 4 Days): this itinerary includes four spa treatments,  pre-diving yoga sessions, the PADI Freediver Intro Course and a sunrise dolphin sail. 

Cost: $890USD pp (includes Deluxe Seaview Villa)

  • Zen Harmony PADI Freediving Certification (5 Nights / 6 Days): this itinerary includes four spa sessions, pre-diving yoga sessions, breathing workshops, Ayurveda wellness consultation session, the PADI Freediving Course and Certification and a sunrise dolphin sail. 

Cost: $ 1245USD pp (includes Deluxe Seaview Villa)

  • Zen Harmony PADI + Safari Package (8 Nights / 9 Days): this itinerary has four spa sessions, pre-diving yoga sessions, breathing workshops, Ayurveda wellness consultation session, the PADI Freediving Course and Certification, daily trips to surrounding national marine parks and a sunrise dolphin sail.

Cost: $1830USD pp (includes Deluxe Seaview Villa)

3. Soul Scuba Retreats | Nevis, Caribbean

After the PADI Master Scuba Instructor and founder of SoulScuba, Amanda Parr, experienced the healing powers of the water firsthand, she decided to create her own PADI Distinctive Specialty – the PADI Yoga Diver Course – to fuse underwater exploration and meditation into one experience. She now runs Adventure and Yoga Diver Retreats in a Caribbean paradise, offering daily yoga, meditation, scuba diving and beachfront accommodation for the wanderlust souls searching for an all-inclusive wellness holiday. There is the ability to customize packages based on your individual experience for both yoga and diving. 

Cost: starting at $1295USD pp for 5 days

Brandee Anthony mermaid inspirational female diver diving retreat
Credit: Brandee Anthony

4. Mermaid Retreats | Florida Springs, Florida 

The sunshine state offers more than just its white sandy beaches and azure waters for therapeutic benefits. Mermaid Freedive runs actual mermaid retreats that are led by PADI Mermaid Instructors Brandee Anthony and Kayleigh McBride. Taking place every month this year, these all-inclusive, four-day, three-night retreats are hosted in the stunning Florida Springs. They are curated specifically for either couples, beginners or advanced-level mer-people. When not learning how to mermaid, you will spend your time on dry land enhancing your wellbeing with hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation and breath work.  

Cost: $1500 USD (price includes all accommodation, meals, photoshoots, mermaid training and wellness sessions.

Ready to refresh, refocus and put yourself first at one of our top diving wellness retreats? Then now’s the time to jump in. And even if you aren’t already a certified PADI diver, there is no better time or place.

It’s easy to sign up for a full diving course and start learning today with PADI eLearning. Alternatively, reach out to a PADI Dive Center to try diving.

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