A N A K P A C I F I C
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Eco Freediving & Underwater Photography
Who We Are
Anak Pacific means Children of the Pacific. In Bahasa Indonesia, anak means children. The two founders of Anak Pacific are from the Pacific regions of Indonesia and Australia; connected by the outstretched arms of the great ocean. "We are like islands in the sea, separated on the surface, but connected in the deep." - William James. Between us we have two Bachelors, One Honours and one Masters Degree in Journalism, Law, Photography and Marine Affairs. Our experiences and expertise pour into our passion for the marine environment and storytelling. As freediving instructors, we found a way to connect the people to the ocean and create moments that matter for all.
What We Do Best
FREEDIVING - UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY - MARINE CONSERVATION
It is our goal to give our students life-changing experiences. We teach beginner and intermediate freediving courses that provide students with skills and confidence to enjoy the ocean. We help students conquer fears of depth, breath-hold, self-doubt and the unknown. Our programs unlock personal potential. We teach freediving as a lifestyle and student's newfound abilities open doors in all areas of life. "Anak Pacific unlocked a new ability I always dreamed to have." - Asta, Photography & Freediving Student.
We take our cameras underwater to capture some of life's most cherished experiences; learning to freedive, swimming with manta rays and empowering individuals through the photographic arts. We believe capturing the stories of the Pacific can change the way we see the region, and help us understand her beauty and struggle in the plight of a better tomorrow.
We build positive relationships with the marine environment by offering marine experiences. We know there is no better way to connect with the world around us than to actively participate in it. We work with coastal communities and NGOs to restore coral reefs, broaden knowledge banks and impart skills on sustainable fishing and living. Our students also have the opportunity to dive with some of the most exquisite creatures in our Pacific waters on our eco trips. Everything we do, we do in the name of Marine Conservation.
Anak Pacific operates in Bali, Java, Sumatra, Lombok and Queensland, with our hearts set on serving all Pacific nations in the future.
Pacific is derived from the Spanish word for peaceful and refers to the greatest ocean of our planet. This ocean region was coined Mar Pacífico by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan as he encountered favourable winds here during the Spanish circumnavigation of the world in 1521. The world has absorbed the name in its various languages and divided the greatest ocean on the face of the Earth into North and South.
We offer an unmatched variety of courses and programs, created for individuals or groups of all ages and abilities. Browse our site to learn more, and get in touch if you have any questions.
We invite you to take a deep breath and share this Pacific adventure with us.
One Breath, Endless Possibilities.
What Our Students Say
"Rayhan is an amazing instructor. His willingness to listen to other people’s voices makes him stand out as an extraordinary man. Sitting in the feeling of discomfort without the urge to fix anything is his recipe to be a patient listener and an amazing guru."
"Thank you so much for the last 36 hours, what an amazing experience Bridget and Rayhan gave to me.
Anak Pacific unlocked a new ability I always dreamed to have. Great, thanks to you guys!"
"Freediving with Anak Pacific will complete your underwater adventure and experience. The instructors are really cooperative, super friendly and are always encouraging their students to be brave and achieve more. I learned that the biggest limitation comes from my own mind."
I can recommend doing your Freediving certificate with Anak Pacific because they are impeccable, you get personal attention and you immediately join a community of caring, passionate people who cheer each other on and are working together to take care of our ocean. Truly the most incredible courses I have ever done! My friend and I found the course a joy and full of laughs. If it wasn't for Anak Pacific, I wouldn't be able to trust myself holding my breath for that long.
Thank you SO much to Bridget and Rayhan for an incredible experience. I was so scared to begin with but they helped me gain such confidence. Amazing photos from Bridget, I love them, I love the whole thing!
I gained so much in such a short time. I could never imagine in one weekend anyone could make that much progress. I love the photos and fun video from Bridget, she made me feel so comfortable in the water and having my photo taken. Rayhan really helped with my confidence, they are really nice people and knowledgeable and skilled. I can't wait for the next course!
This was the most exciting course I have ever done! It was such a surprise what we could achieve altogether with the right coaches! Bridget and Rayhan are so patient and push just the right amount. I was so surprised how far I could go with Bridget's advice. The photos and the fun we had creating them were so far beyond my expectations! Highly Recommend Anak Pacific for everyone, even if, like me, you're not confident in the water. Amazing weekend course!
Freediving Certification & Community
Natalia Molchanova and her son, Alexey Molchanov are the two most successful world champion freedivers and record-holders. Together they established Molchanovs in 2010. With the latest developments in education, technology and scientific research Molchanovs has now become the most advanced and comprehensive freediving agency in the world. At Anak Pacific, you will learn from this system. It's designed perfectly for beginners all the way to professional athletes.
"Freediving is a Lifestyle. Freedivers improve by constant training, and training requires community." - Molchanovs
Training is a commitment to self-improvement and at Anak Pacific we believe to do that, we must support each other. We chose to register our instructors and programs with Molchanovs because our strong community values and high-performance goals align. Completing a course with us at Anak Pacific will give you exclusive access to the Molchanovs platform, engineered for training, performance and connection. We will be there as your coach to support you every step of the way.
To find out more, view our courses or send us a message via our contact page.