DFAC in Sardinia , Italy October 4-13, 2024




DATES: October 4-13, 2024
COST:  DIVERS - $2775 Nondivers $1875
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2024

Safely test and improve your freediving limits with a team of Italian free dive instructors right by your side. Enjoy the beauty of Cagliari, Sardinia, in a free dive apnea training on land and then applying those skills diving at sea, on a chartered sailboat with your Italian coaches right by your side. During the week you will explore Cagliari, Sardinia with your Italian hosts guiding you to the most beautiful sights. Perfect relaxed trip for divers and their non diving partners. The trip finishes with a final day in Lake Como and spending the night enjoying the beauty of Lake Como and an opportunity to visit Bellagio.

Nicola Manfredi of Moving Limits and Roberto Pusinelli of Under Training Gym in Switzerland will guide the DFAC team in Italy.

This free dive strengthening and conditioning program is hosted by Level II SSI instructors Nicola Manfredi and Roberto Pusinelli. We will have a balance of conditioning on land at a gym, with diving in the sea, off our chartered sailboat with our coaches observing and providing us with individual tips to enhance our freediving skills.

There are two full day diving sessions with Roberto Pusinelli off the coast of Cagliari Sardinia on a chartered sailboat. Here, we will have an opportunity to focus on our breath-hold techniques with tips from our instructors Nicola Manfredi and Roberto. With both Nicola and Roberto by our side, we can push our limits safely with our exceptional Italian freedive instructors.

There is still plenty of time for our group to enjoy the following included excursions: a guided hike around the Cagliari seaside, visit the archeological museum, stroll through the ancient city of Nora, embark on a hiking excursion to Stella del Diavolo with breath taking views, an exclusive exploration day of discovery at LaGiara and Barumini, and still have a leisure day for relaxation and shopping.

Our accommodations at Hotel Palazzo Tirso in Cagliari for the week with breakfast, our guided excursions, gym workouts for two days, free dive training for two days on a chartered sailboat with luncheon included on the boat, and transportation on the island are all included in this memorable experience

This is a very generous subsidized week for 6 participants over 9 days and 8 nights with 4 days of an excellent freediving conditioning and strengthening program.

Included is:

1. Excellent freedive conditioning and strengthening program.

2. Housing for 8 days and 7 nights, at the Hotel Palazzo Tirso          

     www.palazzotirsocagliari.com

3. Breakfast is included each day.

4. Costs for the 2 morning sessions of personal one-on-one apnea training with Roberto Pusinelli in the gym in Cagliari

5. Costs for the two full days at sea on a chartered sailboat training with Nicola Manfredi and Roberto Pusinelli that also includes lunch.

6. Roundtrip transportation from Cagliari airport, throughout our week stay in Sardinia and return to the airport back home.

7. Our daily guided hike and various planned excursions with guides all listed above in Sardinia.

8. Our magnificent hosts Nicola Manfredi and Roberto Pusinelli making certain your experience in Sardinia, Italy is unforgettable.

9. DFAC Team shirt, please tell me your size, and a copy of our current DiveIn Magazine.

10. Last night stay at Lake Como at Albergo Terminus is included. We encourage participants to stay longer and explore Italy.


Not included:

1. Roundtrip airfare to Milan (MXP) Italy. Plan to arrive on the 4th

2. Recommend one night stay at Milan airport hotel of your choosing to rest up before your connect on the 5th for a flight to Cagliari in the morning.

3. Your short 1 hour roundtrip flight from MXP to CAG (Cagliari)

4. Lunches and dinners not included on the excursions will be as a group but they are each individuals responsibility. There are plenty of local restaurants with meals averaging $20-27 pp.


Proceeds from the event will be donated to Dynamo Camp in Italy, founded by Paul Newman, which is the only Italian recreational therapy camp for children whose lives are compromised by severe illness. Their mission is to offer these children a period of relaxation and fun at no cost, while developing trust in their abilities and potential. Diving For A Cause is proud to create an unforgettable bond with this organization in Italy.


Non divers are welcomed to join their partners. They can observe the team at the training sessions on land. Join the group on all the other excursions and activities on the trip for $1875. Please submit Application by April 30, 2024:

Deposit of $1000 is due with the Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk Form by April 30, 2024.Final Payment of $875 for the non diver and $1775 for the diver is due July 30, 2024


Refund Policy: I understand that Diving For A Cause will incur costs associated with reservations of hotels, sailboat, excursions and gym, to facilitate my participation in this event. I further understand that all of these costs are nonrefundable to DFAC. As such, in the event of my cancellation, and if I am unable to get a replacement, I recognize that the fees paid to Diving For A Cause in payment of my participation may be non-refundable. Diving For A Cause will work diligently to find a replacement and work with the participant who had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.