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Mikhael Dominico  water lover | freediving instructor @apneaculture |

http://www.apneaculture.com/

#IDAC2017 was already finished a week ago.. Some of us are glad that it is finally completed (especially me) but I believe the excitement, joy, and freediving spirit still linger somewhere around us. It would be a successful mission if everyone involved; in any kind of form, feel motivated and encouraged to train again for our next year event. I’d like to personally thank my teammates who tirelessly work and prepare this event with 1000% of their hearts, all athletes who made this event so exciting and fun, judge team and safety freediver team, @sphlippovillage for allowing us use its beautiful and well maintained facilities, sponsors: @molchanovsfreediving @molchanovs.russia @leaderfins @seagodswetsuitofficial @sukulaut @streamlinedive @decathlon.indonesia @yuzuindonesia , supporters: @apneafreak @apneafreefolks @cikinifreediving #melanesiafreedive @justfreedive @apneaculture @letsfreedive_indonesia @studiofotto , individual supporters that I cannot mentioned one by one.. my parents, sister, Him.. media who covered our event.. much much appreciated!
We’re preparing ourselves for next year, don’t forget to mark it on your calendar October next year! πŸ˜‰ in frame: @azuashafii and Azam prepping for Static Discipline. Taken by @banggawan #freediving #freedive #competition #pool #sta #dyn #dnf #apnea #breathe #breathhold

Hey guys, sorry for being idle for the past weeks.. kinda busy preparing for this event with all the itsy bitsy happening here and there.. πŸ˜…

#idac2017 starts tomorrow! Please cheer for some of our members, friends, and probably family. It’s a good fun and we also have some doorprizes available from amazing sponsors. 😎

Meet great athletes from Indonesia and other countries.. take photos, post it, share it, whatever you want.. but please respect the athletes as well especially when they are preparing for their dives.. Comp starts tomorrow morning. 1st OT at 9am. Location: SPH Swimming Pool facilities, Lippo Village Karawaci Tangerang.

See you there!! #epicangle of @audreyjiwajenie preparing her #sta by @madacendani
#freedive #freediving #freedivingindonesia #apnea #apneaculturefamily #competitiontraining supported and sponsored by @apneaculture @sphlippovillage @molchanovs.russia @molchanovsfreediving @leaderfins @decathlon.indonesia @yuzuindonesia @seagodswetsuitofficial @sukulaut @streamlinedive @cikinifreediving @letsfreedive_indonesia @apneafreak @indonesiamermaidpod Melanesia Freedive, South Sulawesi Freediving, @apneafreefolks @justfreedive @aidainternational @studiofotto and many many other clubs, communities, groups, and individuals that I cannot mentioned one by one.. much appreciated! πŸ™πŸΌ

This was taken a few months ago in #tulamben area of #bali . At this moment Bali is in high alert for Mount Agung eruption.
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Looking through a naturalist spectacles, this might be good for our earth, ecosystem, and marine life because the materials that it releases could enrich our mother earth even though it will destroy a part of the existing lives around the area. .
From a humanitarian and social perspective, I'd suggest you all, my friends to find a shelter or maybe get out of the island for awhile and be safe! Or at least, if you wanted to stay, have an emergency route or plan and make sure you'll survive. 😊
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We all love Bali for different reasons. So let's pray that things will turn out well. For those who help in the refugees area or in any way you do, you are heroes! But, take care my friends! Stay safe!!!!
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Photo of @tjapnonaayong taken with @subal_underwater_housing @sonyphotogallery @sonyalpha #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #fundive #freedivingindonesia #apneaculturefamily #ig_mirrorless #subal #subal_underwater_housing #sonya7rii #sonyphotogallery #cool #underwaterphotography #pool #bubbles #stayandwander #sonyalpha_id @apneaculture

In a freediving competition, you are not competing with your peers, but with yourself. To find the strength and confidence inside of you that can break through the stress, worry, and doubt that will arise along the way.. Your peers are there to cheer for you and to make sure that you come up with a smile and have a neat and tidy white card! 😊 in frame: Static Apnea performance if @fajaraa01 during IDAC 2016. Taken by @delonlim
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For more info: http://www.apneaculture.com/event-idac2017/ .
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Fun is always our main interest in freediving. We have "work hard, play hard" attitude in which we practice first, and then we have our fun session. Sometimes, we just do fun stuff like photo sessions or play time the whole day.. 😝 We can do that because we know that each one of us are watching one another when we dive and we know that they have the skills and knowledge to help us in case of emergency. 😊
In frame: @delonlim during our fun session in @bubblesdivers @apneaculture @subal_underwater_housing @sonyphotogallery @sonyalpha #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #fundive #freedivingindonesia #apneaculturefamily #ig_mirrorless #subal #subal_underwater_housing #sonya7rii #sonyphotogallery #cool #silhouette #underwaterphotography #pool #aftertraining #bubbles #stayandwander #sonyalpha_id #uwphotography

I decided to get back on the pool yesterday; do some exercise while helping some of my students preparing for the upcoming #IDAC2017 #freediving #pool #competition in Jakarta this October. My hidden agenda was to get back in shape because I feel heavy and slow these days.. 😝 but, I am sad and sorry for not able to accompany my students and friends to prepare for their exciting event due to various reasons. I was hoping that by joining the training session, I'd be able to liven up their passion to train.. It was quite a good session I'd say, not for mine but for my students' and friends' training. Some of them would disagree, but let me explain my point of view. 😊
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We are not dedicated athletes who live our lives for training and competing only. We have families to take care about and also bills to pay, so don't put too much pressure on yourself to train like an Olympian.
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One thing you need to keep in mind: you've showed up, you did your training with all your heart and body, and you've worked your ass off even though it felt like hell (I took it to the extreme.. 😝). It doesn't matter whether you completed the training with a wonderful result or you came up short, YOU ALREADY ARE A WINNER!
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Winning is not only about getting prizes and standing in a podium; it is not the end of a race. Winning is a concept of self-appreciation. Pat yourself on the back for not skipping a training, say thank you to your body for keeping up with the soreness and tiredness, and tell yourself to be proud of yourself for all the hard work that you've put until now. Give yourself an appreciation for all the challenges that you have encountered so far and get hyped for the upcoming challenges. 😊
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Taken by @windybello #gibberish #underwaterphotography #ig_mirrorless #freediving #freedive #freedivingart #freedivingindonesia @molchanovs.russia @molchanovsfreediving #bali #nusapenida #subal #subal_underwater_housing @subal_underwater_housing #sonya7rii @sonyphotogallery #apnea #apneaculture #apneaculturefamily #aquadiscoverywetsuit #fundive #uwphotography

Consider yourself the captain of the ship, for you'll have the will to face obstacles and hardships. If you happened to have Heart of A Mother in your possession, you'll have the perseverance to push forward. That way you won't be torn apart easily. I happened to have not only heart of my mother, but also helping hands of my sister, thinking brain of my father, constant prayers of my mates, and abundance love from my surroundings. It's been a hard time for my family and I believe it has been a hard time for some of you as well. When you feel that life has been tough on you, don't hesitate to share it because sometimes help comes from the least possible place. Don't be sad, don't feel down.. chin up now, pip pip! 😊 I feel blessed for having such amazing support from everyone! Thank you peeps for helping me through the tough times! πŸ™πŸΌ @apneaculture @subal_underwater_housing @sonyphotogallery @sonyalpha #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #fundive #freedivingindonesia #apneaculturefamily #ig_mirrorless #subal #subal_underwater_housing #sonya7rii #sonyphotogallery #cool #underwaterphotography #bubbles #stayandwander #sonyalpha_id #uwphotography #takecaremom

Freediving is a self-exploration. We learn how our body works, how to control our emotion and fight-or-flight response.. we explore layers of relaxation; trying to find the "zen mode" and our ultimate calmness. We let our body and mind encourage each other to do something beyond our comfort zone.. we explore our fear and work our way to conquer it.. On top of them all, we explore our feeling, to stay true to ourselves, be humble, and be grateful for each moment in our lives. Enjoy your Sunday evening, people! Namaste~! πŸ™πŸΌ
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In frame: @ven_and prepping for her dive during our training session at @bubblesdivers !
Taken with @sonyalpha #sonya7rii @sonyphotogallery #sonyphotogallery @subal_underwater_housing #subal #subal_underwater_housing
@bubblesdivers @apneaculture @subal_underwater_housing @sonyphotogallery @sonyalpha #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #fundive #freedivingindonesia #apneaculturefamily #ig_mirrorless #subal #subal_underwater_housing #sonya7rii #sonyphotogallery #cool #underwaterphotography #pool #training #bubbles #stayandwander #sonyalpha_id

It was quite a hectic week for me and I decided to have a short recuperating time - basically laying on my couch and letting my mind wander; seeking an inspiration for this photo caption. 😝
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While doing that, it strikes me that I've spent hours and hours of my time in water for so many years! I used to swim 5-6 hours a day during my school time, I taught swimming during my uni time while still swimming occasionally for 1-2 hours.. These days, I teach freediving every week, most session last for 2-3 hours; sometimes more..
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I made a super-duper-not-accurate-calculation-with-a-lot-of-assumptions and apparently I've spent around 22,176 hours = 924days = 2.5 years of my life in water already! I think the actual number must be higher since I omit a lot of once-in-a-while-dipping-sessions.. πŸ˜…
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Should I do the same for walking, talking, playing games, and flirting? πŸ€” The last one will have a very complicated formula, I guess.. or.. maybe the simplest? 😝 .
In frame: my belly brother @ferryrusli with his purple shorts and borrowed @sukulaut noseclip at @bubblesdivers during one of our training session. 😎
Taken with #sonya7rii #1635mm with #subal #subal_underwater_housing
@bubblesdivers @apneaculture @subal_underwater_housing @sonyphotogallery @sonyalpha #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #fundive #freedivingindonesia #apneaculturefamily #ig_mirrorless #sonyphotogallery #cool #underwaterphotography #pool #aftertraining #bubbles #stayandwander #sonyalpha_id @apneaculture #dugonginthemaking #lightandexposure @lightandexposure @stayandwander @sonyphotogallery @ig_mirrorless

Had a fun training session today with @chantaldellaconcetta_ and @ferryrusli ! We're missing 1 #dugonginthemaking #dugong @marischkaprue .. 😁Hope to have a full team some time in the future! I found out that teaching students with a "formal" structure cause most of my students stressed out or got bored.. I've been experimenting with a few tricks and hopefully it helps you all to learn better and have more fun! 😊taken with @sonyalpha #sonya7rii @sonyphotogallery #sonyphotogallery @subal_underwater_housing #subal #subal_underwater_housing @apneaculture #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #ig_mirrorless #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #freedivingindonesia #bubbles @bubblesdivers #pool #mermaid #aftertraining #apnea #apneaculture #apneaculturefamily #cool

You might think that ocean with a seabed like this isn't as exciting as a seabed full of corals. But sandy bottom like this has its own hidden treasures.. If you are careful and have sharp eyes, you might be able to find stingrays (I actually found one in here!), shrimps, starfish, and many other bottom dwellers.. 😊You can also do one of the happening concept that I called "dusting sands while swimming".. 😝That's quite cool actually.. in some area where current is present, you can do the cool "Ocean Gravity" video.. So, you won't feel bored with freediving! In this picture, I was chillin' waiting for manta ray to come at the cold water #nusapenida #bali #fundive after @apneaculture #coursetrip taken by #sonya7rii @sonyalpha @sonyphotogallery #sonyphotogallery @subal_underwater_housing #subal #subal_underwater_housing #freedive #freediving #freedivingart #freedivingindonesia #apnea #apneaculture #apneistsukschool #apneaculturefamily #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #ig_mirrorless #leaderfins @leaderfins #molchanovs @molchanovsfreediving @molchanovs.russia #aquadiscoverywetsuit #stayandwonder #lightandexposure #aftertraining p.s. Please mind my chubby belly. Hahaha..

Do you live to dive or do you dive to live? I personally think that I dive to live. It's not because diving is my source of income, but because I cannot imagine living in this world with all its mess, hectic life, traffic, and uncertainty, day by day in a vicious circle without any stress outlet. Diving, especially freediving, allows me to be immersed in myself, let out all the worries and problems that I have, you can even scream out loud without scaring people away.. Well, your dive buddy might be worry because you'll make plenty of bubbles.. πŸ˜… Diving gives you a chance to clear your mind, be relax, focus on that and only that particular moment of yourself and your dive. It allows you to be excited, to feel comfortable in an alien environment, it gives the balancing factor that I need in life. 😊 Let it be diving in a pool, ocean, doing a fundive, competition, or even working/teaching (yes, I work underwater! Cool, eh?), it has the same effect on me.
That's my story for you.. Now, what's yours? 😊
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Photo during fundive session of our Course+Trip to Bali in Tulamben Taken using @sonyalpha #sonya7rii @subal_underwater_housing #subal #subal_underwater_housing #underwaterphotography #ig_mirrorless #stayandwonder #lightandexposure #coursetrip #bali #tulamben #fundive #usatlibertywreck #freedive #freediving #freedivingindonesia #freedivingart #apnea #apneaculture #apneaculturefamily #silhouette #uwphotography

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