Thursday, November 30, 2023
Diving TravelLearn Freediving, Scuba Diving and Yoga Aboard Sailing Vessel 'Nomad'

Learn Freediving, Scuba Diving and Yoga Aboard Sailing Vessel ‘Nomad’


If you’re one of those folks who loves to combine sailing, freediving and Yoga, you’ll probably want to check out a new venture by freediver Natalie Rudman and safety diver Marc Anop.

Rudman and Anop recently purchased the Nomad, a sailing catamaran which they plan on touring the Caribbean Islands and conducting freediving, scuba diving and Yoga training courses.

The model-year 2000 Lagoon 380 catamaran has three cabins and can accommodate groups of up to four people for a liveaboard experience including training, courses and excursions.

Catamaran 'Nomad'
Lagoon 380 Catamaran ‘Nomad’

For the next two years, Rudman and Anop will be sailing around the Caribbean islands, starting with the San Blas Islands in Panama, and then on to Providencia, San Andres, Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, and finally down to Dominica where they are planning a first in a series of Freediving and Yoga Retreats.

According to the two:

“We decided long ago that we were tired of traveling by plane, and wanted to reduce our carbon footprint. We also do not want to stop traveling entirely as there is much of the world to explore and new dive sites to discover.”

Rudman and Anop plan to teach Freediving and Scuba courses, through the educational systems of Molchanovs, Apnea Total, PADI and AIDA, as between the two of them, they’re qualified in all of those.

According to Rudman:

“I also really want to teach the locals. When last in Dominica I was teaching Yoga to the local ladies but was not yet an instructor, this was about two years back when I started to compete. So now it’s time for me to teach my true passion, and of course Marc has been teaching for a while now with four education systems behind him in both freediving and in Scuba.

“We are passionate about educating people on how to consciously interact with the ocean. We also hope to be as self-sufficient as possible, using the wind to move us and sustaining on as much local produce as we can, as well as on our own mini herb garden that’s starting to take off on the boat.”

You can follow their adventures, find information on upcoming retreats, courses, and events at or, or check out their Facebook page and Instagram accounts at deepsearchaquatics and Freedive_yoga.

Africa's Deepest Female Diver Natalie Rudman, Safety Diver Marc Anop Unveil Sailing Vessel Nomad
Africa’s Deepest Female Diver Natalie Rudman, Safety Diver Marc Anop Unveil Sailing Vessel ‘Nomad’
John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.