6 Days of freediving, exploration & adventure

Immerse yourself in nature as we explore the beautiful waters and islands of Central Raja Ampat.

We’re excited to announce our latest addition to the Above Below itinerary , our land based adventure to Central Raja Ampat. We’ve been thinking of offering a land based trip for quite some time now and have finally found a place that has the location, comfort and affordability to make it happen.


Our home for the week will be on Mansuar island which is right in the middle of the Dampier Strait, the heart of Raja Ampat.  It’s a great place to base ourselves with many world class dives sites right on our doorstep or a short boat ride away. 

Accommodation will be provided in 6 above water bungalows 4 with fan and 2 with A/C , they are clean airy and comfortable. The resort has a dining area , hang out deck and large jetty to watch the sunset over the ocean. 


Drawing on our years of experience in the area, we are putting together an exciting week that will be a balance of freediving training, fun diving on the incredible reefs as well as offering yoga, pilates and breathwork.

For us Raja Ampat is not only about the diving but also connection to the beautiful nature above the water. With this in mind we will be sure to make use of the resorts speedboats to visit areas further afield, to trek to a viewpoint or visit a stunning waterfall deep in the jungle.

Raja Ampat freedivers retreat

Sample day

06.30 Yoga
07.30 Fruit/light Breakfast

08.30 Freediving Tuition

11.30 Brunch

14.00 Freediving trip to nearby islands

18.30 Sunset & Dinner
An incredible experience in paradise! I’ve been on two Above Below Life trips and both have been wonderful.
I love that they always seek out places off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature surrounded by new friends. I definitely recommend both for beginners and more advanced. I look forward to my next trip!


Day 1

Starting in Sorong we will have breakfast and then take a fast ferry out to Waisei, the main town in central Raja Ampat. From here we will take a speedboat transfer out to our private resort, nestled on the shores of Mansuar island in the Dampier.

After settling in to the resort we will have lunch before going out for an afternoon freedive on the reef. Early evening freediving workshop ending with some breathwork and meditation.

Day 2

Morning stretching and freedive session to work on technique and relaxation. In the afternoon we’ll explore the incredible island of Kri and the beautiful marine life that inhabits its reefs.

Day 3

Morning routine and freediving training then exploration of South Gam and the many dive sites on its shores.

Day 4

Jungle, waterfalls and Manta … we will push to the outskirts of the central region and seek out some solitude in some truly spectacular locations.

Day 5

Day trip to Piaynemo to explore the Karst towers and reefs in this absolutely stunning location.

Day 6

Final day diving the premier reefs in the Dampier Strait, we’ll end the day with sunset on a beach, belly dancing and good vibes : )

Day 7

Morning stretching and breathwork followed by a relaxed freedive on the beautiful house reef. After an early lunch we’ll take our speed boat transfer to Waisei for the return journey back to Sorong.

6 Nights Raja Ampat Freediving Retreat

Fan Bungalow Single Occupancy $1450* USD / Double Occupancy $1240* USD (4 available)

AC Bungalow Single Occupancy $1510* USD / Double Occupancy $1299* USD (2 available)

*Park fees & pass (valid for one year) $180 USD extra

Included: All meals / boat hire & excursions / freedive training / pilates yoga & breath-training / freediving equipment: mask, snorkel & weight belt

Not included: Flights / Visa / alcohol / freediving equipment: wetsuit & fins (daily rental available)

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