Guillaume Nery’s Freediving Expedition in the Philippines

We are pleased to inform you that the Dive Market Development Group (MDG) is organizing the Philippine freediving expedition of Guillaume Nery, French celebrity freediving champion, to promote the Philippines as Asia’s premiere freediving destination.

Guillaume Nery, arguably the most popular freediver at present, is a multiple world record holder and a two-time world champion for freediving. He also conducts training on deep diving at the Centre International de Plongee en Apnee (CIPA) or International Deep Diving Center, the main freediving club in France where he is the President. He has produced and published several viral freediving videos, most notable is his base-jumping video at Dean’s Blue Hole which has 25 Million views on Youtube. He is also the star of Beyonce and Naughty Boy’s Brit Awards-nominated music video for their song Runnin’ (Lose It All). Moreover, he has been featured as a presenter on freediving in two TED Conferences.

Guillaume Nery’s freediving expedition in the Philippines shall cover various freediving destinations in the Philippines such as Cebu (Mactan, Malapascua, and Moalboal), Coron (El Nido and Coron), and Surigao del Norte (Siargao) from July 12 to August 15, 2017. He will also conduct two three-day workshops in Mactan (July 15-17) and Moalboal (August 4-6). A press conference, meet and greet, and film screening on freediving will be organized in Mactan to ensure positive media attention on the celebrity freediver’s presence in the Philippines.

Event details are as follows:

Itinerary

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July 15 to 17, 2017 | Mactan
August 5 to 7, 2017 | Moalboal

Freediving Workshops

Celebrity freediver Guillaume Nery will be conducting three-day workshops in Mactan and Moalboal, where he is expected to share his knowledge and techniques on freediving to a maximum of 20 pax per workshop. The first two days of the workshop will be classroom sessions on undulation and equalization. The last day will be a practical session where participants are expected to practice the skills they learned in the workshop.

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July 20, 2017 | Mactan

Press Conference and Meet and Greet

A press conference will be held to ensure that there is ample press coverage and ensure positive media attention for Guillaume Nery’s visit. A meet and greet will also be scheduled to allow freedive enthusiasts and media representatives to get up close and personal with the celebrity freediver.

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July 20, 2017 | Mactan

Freediving/Yoga Workshop and Film Screening

The conference will be scheduled in time for the grand opening of Shangri-la Mactan’s marine sanctuary. It will feature freediving and yoga workshops in the afternoon and film screening on freediving in the evening and will be open to the general public to allow the local market to appreciate and gain interest in freediving as a recreational activity.

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July 22 to August 3, 2017

Familiarization Trip to Malapascua, Coron, and El Nido

The team will produce top quality photo and video material on freediving in these destinations. These will be used in the Department’s various international and local events and activities to garner more interest in freediving in the country.

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August 8 to 15, 2017

Freediving with the Badjaos

The last destination of Guillaume Nery’s expedition is Siargao, where he will be filming a short photo documentary on the Badjaos who are known for their exceptional freediving abilities.