"So this year’s training season started in a very gentle fashion, with an incredible natural backdrop away from any thoughts of the Covid-19 virus. I travelled to Raja Ampat in Indonesia to assist my friend and training buddy Annelie Pompe with a 10-day intermediate level freediving course. Nine lovely students, Annelie and I got to discover the magical waters around Kri Island, marvelling at the pristine coral reefs rich in marine life.

From enchanting Pygmy Seahorses and vividly coloured soft corals to reef sharks swimming around the stilts of our bungalows, turtles galore and the majesty of reef mantas, it really isn’t hard to see why Raja Ampat is called the Last Paradise..."

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