Frequently asked questions about freediving, snorkelling and excursions with
How long do the excursions last?
Anticipate for the excursions to last 4-5 hours from the start when we first meet at the designated point.
Transport on Ibiza to reach the meeting points and freedive locations?
True Blue is always surprised to see how many tourists are without rental cars even though this is highly recommended on Ibiza as public transportation can be difficult in some parts of the island like the North and West coast areas. Sometimes getting on a bus works fine. Communicate with us and we can guide you to busses and make plans accordingly if possible.
Otherwise for 2017 we are adding a pick up and drop off service, cost will depend on distances, rates are less then local taxi rates for sure.
Is all the needed freedive gear included?
Yes all gear is included from mask, snorkel, long fins, full length wetsuits / short wetsuits and weight belts etc.
Will I have to freedive?
No each person goes at the pace they feel comfortable. It is perfectly fine to come along as a snorkeler and just take in the intro and action.
Is there a school or venue?
No there is not. We will be in nature. We will meet at an easy to find location and then drive to the freedive site. Locations are more remote and off the beaten track. These are nature adventure excursions away from the crowds.
I have previous freedive experience. Which excursion will be best?
The medium to advanced locations because they will be more challenging. If you are an advanced freediver and wish to dive in deeper waters, we can discuss the details and make sure the locations will be suitable. Recommendable would be Isla Murada, Ses Margalides and Es Vedra for example...
What about jellyfish?
Over the past years there have been an increase in jellyfish around Ibiza. They are a bit unpredictable as to where they show up and in what numbers. The common jellyfish can sting when we skim against them with our bare skin. The sting is worse when we impact more strongly with them.
How will we deal with jellyfish if present? We are usually fully insulated with our full length wetsuits. They will not sting the palm of the hand. So we can push them aside. In the event of a sting the best is a scraper tool specifically for jellyfish stings, which we will bring along. Our wet suits cover our bodies and arms, giving us warmth and jellyfish protection. We will learn to be watch-full of them and swim around them to avoid them. If the saturation is too dense we will have to use a different location where there are no jellyfish. Pay attention and follow your guides instructions and patterns in the sea. Jellyfish stings are most rare.
Does True Blue own a boat to run excursions?
No; True Blue does not use it's own boat. The True Blue concept is to be in nature and respect nature.
We drive in as close as possible by car and then access the water from the land. Sometimes there is a hike involved to reach a freedive location.
A hike is good because it trains the leg muscles which are critical for freediving as we have to fin back up from how ever deep we dive.
But at times we may charter a boat, a must around Es Vedra for example.
True Blue has 13 locations along the coast and almost all can be accessed without a boat.
Boats are great but actually they are causing more serious and harmful accidents in Ibiza's waters then freediving alone. They also wreck the Posidonia Sea Grass, one of the precious lungs of the world giving us pure air to breath. But upon request a boat charter can always be arranged at the increased price.