Christian Stan, at 15 Oct. 15, in News, Ocean View Hotels

Buoyed by the successful launch of the Maldives’ first and only official Freediving Centre at the Dusit Thani Maldives earlier this year, the resort further strengthens its brand association with Apnea Total, the world renowned Freediving Education System.


Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria enjoying freediving with turtle in the house reef.

Dusit Thani Maldives’s free-dive centre has joined forces with Apnea Total, a globally renowned free-diving organisation. The Apnea Total Free-diving Education System and Standards are followed at the centre and guests will be provided Apnea Total certifications that are recognized worldwide.


Christina Saenz de Santamaria exploring the depths around Dusit Thani Maldives.

Apnea Total’s co-founders Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria of “One Ocean One Breath” fame recently staged a remarkable underwater photo shoot of the breathtaking 360 degree living house reef surrounding the resort. Both Eusebio and Christina are not only accomplished professional freedivers, but also adventure freediving photographers and filmmakers.

In addition to the shoot, they conducted training sessions at the resort’s dive and water sports centre attended by beginner and advanced level freedivers. All Freediving Instructors working at the Dusit Thani Maldives hold freediving certifications from Apnea Total.


This package offers a two-day freediving course certified by Apnea Total, a 60-minute couple’s spa treatment, group yoga sessions and discounted flight transfers from Male to the resort, starting from just USD 900 now through 31 December 2015. For more details, visit www.dusit.com/dtmd


Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives

“The recent visit of the co-founders of Apnea Total has given an incredible thrust to the efforts of Dusit Thani Maldives towards promoting itself as a unique diving destination in the region,” said Joachim Schuette, Resort General Manager. “We look forward to further fostering this relationship and creating significant awareness about both freediving and conservation of our precious location in the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.”

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