SWIM WITH SPERM WHALES OR BLUE SHARKS IN THE AZORES – ACCOMPANIED BY FREEDIVING CHAMPION FRED BUYLE

SWIM WITH SPERM WHALES OR BLUE SHARKS IN THE AZORES – ACCOMPANIED BY FREEDIVING CHAMPION FRED BUYLE

Winning Bid: $995
Item #: 301
Bids: 6
Leader: Nanialei G
Bidding on this item has closed!
Bid to spend a day with world freediving champion and underwater photographer Fred Buyle in the Azores and share the amazing experience of swimming with sperm whales or blue sharks – a truly magical encounter. 
 
You will benefit from Fred’s in-depth knowledge of the area and where to go offshore to view these magical creatures. He will teach you how to free-dive and how to take photos under water. You do not need to be a scuba diver to benefit from this adventure as you view these splendid creatures from the water’s surface– although if you are very interested in free-diving, it would not do any harm to practice a little yoga before you take the trip.
 
Both sperm whales and blue sharks are most likely to be present in the months of July & August.

Fred would typically charge $3,000 for two people.
 
Fly to Faial – the Portuguese island in the Central Azores archipelago.  (Situated between the east coast of the USA and west of Portugal.)  
 
We recommend you book a hotel in the south-eastern town of Horta. It is worth planning to stay on the island for at least 3 days to allow for any inclement weather. Faial is of volcanic origin and is close to the tectonic divide between the European and North American Plates. Indeed, the island can be considered (from a geophysical perspective) the westernmost point of Europe!
 
Watch this short film about Fred Buyle:
http://vimeo.com/3867110
 
http://www.somewhereclub.com/fred-buyle/

Our sponsor the SomeWhere Club will help you plan your journey.
 
Donated By: The SomeWhere Club
Proceeds for this lot benefit the ShareSpace Foundation.

Lot Details: Lot includes: One day with Fred Buyle and the boat rental Lot timing: To be used in July/August 2019 or July/August 2020. Excludes : International flight tickets and transfers to Faial (Azores). Accommodation, meals and beverage. The ShareSpace Foundation and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation are not liable for related incidents or absence of animals. To claim the lot, the winning bidder should email contact@somewhereclub.com