Freediving & Seals Photography Retreat @ Jervis Bay supported by GoPro


What an insane Freediving Retreat we have prepared for you! This time, The Underwater Culture is taking you to Jervis Bay, NSW where we will dive with the amazing Australia fur seals and other wild creatures underwater! Jervis Bay’s crystal-clear waters provide the idyllic setting for observing their antics, above and below the water. We will take you to have the best time and build an underwater relationships with our furry friends.

This retreat offers a great opportunity for all the ocean frothers out there that  love being surrounded by wildlife in their natural habitat while also interested on taking their GoPro game to the next level! @GoProANZ Content Creator Larisa aka @sweetocean will be hosting a GoPro workshop to learn everything about GoPro, adjustable settings, cameras, accessories and we will have the opportunity to test it all in the water. And if things couldn’t be better, there’s going to be GoPro Prizes to be won for the best Content created during the retreat!

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Freediving & Seals Photography Retreat @ Jervis Bay supported by GoPro!

Date: September 23rd – 25th 2023

Location: Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Cost: $990 ($495 deposit to secure your spot)

Skill Level: All levels welcome

Spots available: 9

Leaders: 3. Blaze Parsons, Bri Heaney and Larisa Cevallos

These retreat has been designed to maximise your stoke levels and learning experience, while strengthening your confidence.

What’s included

– 2 nights bayside accommodation in our AirBnb

– Saturday lunch and dinner

– Sunday breakfast/lunch/dinner

– Monday breakfast

– Return transport from the Sydney airport to Jervis Bay

– To and from transport to dive sites all weekend.

– GoPro Workshop – learn about GoPro, settings, cameras, accessories, pro tips to film, photograph and edit.

– Professional Introduction to Photography & Editing Underwater Imagery (using GoPro as a reference)

– Led for the weekend by Blaze Parsons (@blazeparsons), GoProAmbassador Larisa Cevallos (@sweetocean) and Bri Heaney (@breeesea) covering all media options.

Added Value!
For this trip, we’ll be offering hire options for all freediving equipment and the option of testing GoPro gear!

Retreat Price

$880 – own transport for the weekend

$990 – all inclusive retreat package

To secure your spot for the trip, a $495 deposit is required. The balance is payable up to 30 days before the trip start date.

Flights not included. You will need to fly into Sydney Domestic Airport.

Day 1 – Saturday 23rd of September

8am  Meet at the Sydney Airport for group departure (please book your flights to arrive prior to 8am)

10:30am  Arrive at Jervis Bay and be ready to jump straight in for our first group shore dive, so keep your dive gear easily accessible.

1:00pm  Lunch before checking in to our accommodation.

5:30pm  Welcome dinner and drinks to get to know one another and talk about how the weekend will go ahead.

7pm  GoPro Workshop with GoPro Content Creator @sweetocean

Day 2 – Sunday 24th of September

7am  Breakfast

8am  Morning Dive Session

11pm  Early Lunch and Break

1pm Afternoon Boat Session with Woebegone Freediving! 5 hours afternoon dive trip with these local guides showcasing the best of Jervis Bay!

5:30pm  Group Dinner

7pm  Practical editing workshop using the footage you took in the afternoon with Blaze Parson and Larisa Cevallos

Day 3 – Monday 25th of September

7am  Breakfast

8am  Morning Dive Session

Travel back to Sydney Domestic Airport

*The itinerary is approximate and will be adjusted to suit tide times and the weather.

What’s not included

  • Flights to Sydney
  • Food/Alcohol in addition to the meals listed
  • Transport costs around town
  • Travel insurance

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel, you are required to let us know 30 days prior to the start of the retreat. By doing so your $500 is fully transferable to another retreat or course offered by The Underwater Culture. If you cancel within 30 days before the trip start date, we cannot refund/transfer your deposit. You are able to transfer your ticket onto someone else. Please note we are not responsible for any expenses incurred outside of our retreat package (additional food/drinks, flights to and from Sydney, travel insurance, emergencies, etc.)


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