BCSS Freediving Expeditions

These will be held quarterly here at BCSS; a winter trip from July 17-35, spring trip from September 19 – 26, and a summer trip from December 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021. We will be working in tandem with Pure Apnea, a Cape Town free-diving company. 

A school of Banner fish spotted on Two Mile Reef.

The week long courses are open to everyone, whether you’re a seasoned free-diver or have never tried it before. This is an exclusive chance to explore the aqua waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago, where you can hope to see a variety of marine life from multi-colored tropical fish and tuna, to dusky, hammerhead, and reef sharks, to dolphins, dugongs, whales, and more!

Free diving is an eco-activity which allows you to explore both the underwater world and your own capacity for breath hold diving. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a unique marine environment in which to dive, with warm tropical waters and a vast array of marine life within the protection of the national park. When doing the course, you will stay at the BCSS eco-accommodation, allowing you to take part in a variety of other ocean-conservation projects should you so wish. Additionally, if you would like to do a free diving course, we offer Beginner and Advanced courses at an extra cost. These are a 2-day Pure Apnea beginner course, which will give you the guidance needed to reach depths of up to 10 meters as well as do shallow water rescues, and the Pure Apnea Adventure, a 3-day course that will refine your technique and qualify you up to depths of 20 meters. 

Colorful reef fish on Two Mile Reef.

These free diving adventures follow a set itinerary:


-Coral reef free-dive adventure

-Margaruque Island reef free-dive-drift

-Benguerra Island tour

-Open ocean expedition (tuna / shark)

-Paradise island excursion & free-diving

-Beach clean & braai

-Coral reef free-dive adventure


An Eagle Ray on the ocean floor.

The total price for one of our week long free-diving adventures is 12,000 rand, including accommodation here at the BCSS eco-station and three meals a day, as well as the daily excursions, equipment rental, boat transfers, and island fees.

Sunset at BCSS.
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