FAQ

Seatrekking is the natural connection of individual trips and water sports. The idea is to combine the classic freediving from the 1960s to the travel and discover unspoilt coastal regions. To be free in movement and free, we travel with greatly reduced baggage.
The trails along coastal areas and in island worlds are individually planned, and are connected with walks on land like the backpacking and hiking.

With long apnea fins one puts distances up to 6 km a day and dive, depending on the preference and its own ability, always in depths up to 20 meters away. Seatrekking includes a large range of services, from the relaxed snorkeling to extreme sports.

Seatrekking connects Backpacking with freediving and Finning. The Big Pack is a sports machine that looks like a stylish backpack works on land and even when fully laden in the water floats on the surface. By means of a leash is the Big Pack connected to the Seatrekker. Its hydrodynamic shape it is easy to pull on the water surface.
Seatrekking is an individual sport. The trails are addressed depending on ability and personal preferences. From trips over several weeks from spot to spot, or as a short trip over two or three days, anything is possible. Basically, it is important, as with any outdoor sport, to deal in advance with the local conditions. Take note include factors such as weather, currents, fauna and flora - similar to surfing. Due to the potential dangers should not Seatrekken alone. Freediving is an integral part of the sport and it is definitely advisable to know about the matter.
If you like we is in a sensitive ecosystem go one respects course on possible to leave no trace, and certainly no waste and to preserve the natural balance. So no beer cans-party on the beach! Much more of a first dive in the morning at sunrise.
Much like hiking or backpacking cause larger groups with more than about 5 people an increased planning effort. Who is the weakest of the group, which sets the pace? Where we sleep? Who cares about drinking water and food?

In principle, it is entirely up to how many people you are traveling. From experience we know that the Seatrekken makes in smaller groups more fun, and more time for traveling and exploring on land and in the water remains.

As of June 2016, we and our partners offer courses and guided multi-day tours in Europe and Asia.
Similar to surfing, mountain climbing, you need to Seatrekken healthy physical fitness. The distances and the speed in the water are in principle freely determined. Just as a beginner but you should above deal thoroughly with the issue of free diving and know your own limits and accept.
No not at all. The ÁETEM packs - like the Big Pack - swim almost unnoticed after you. Since the Big Pack is also inflated by a valve, the backpack is under pressure and therefore floats on the water surface. It can even be used as a buoy. The leash, which represents the connection between you and the ÁETEM Pack is extremely elastic. Thereby, the already small amount of force is uniformly distributed over the entire leg muscles.

With a length of up to 10 meters the leash allows most dives. If it is to be lower, the ÁETEM packs (for example, a rock) can easily in a corresponding location are fixed.

In water, the heaviest point of the backpack is always aligned downwards. Therefore heavy things should be evenly distributed and placed rather in the opposite the carrying system area. Thus, the backpack is floating with the smooth, resistance-free side down, and thus stable on the water. When worn on land, the emphasis is as usual close to the hip.
In principle, one can seatrekken in many places. In Thailand or the Caribbean as well as in the fjords of Norway or in the Mediterranean. As one moves as Seatrekker in unprotected natural areas, it is particularly important to us, to be formed by a corresponding training guides, people with the necessary know-how imparted.

Basically cliffs are mostly species-rich and diving more exciting than flat sandy seabeds. As an emergency exit and lodging beaches, bays or accessible shore sections must be present. On most are usually the designated marine protected areas. One should of course make sure to first find out whether it is snorkelers and freedivers allowed to enter this well. If one is particularly interested in colder regions, it is important the right equipment (wetsuit of at least 7mm or more, neoprene gloves, etc.) need to.

The 3D freediving accounts for a significant part of Seatrekking. Therefore, we will from 2016 offer their own courses to learn this modified free form of freediving.

The classic freediving, apnea or free diving refers to diving with the own lung volume without additional oxygen. Apnea courses are now offered worldwide. Interesting info about gets her as the German Association for the Advancement of apnea Sports: www.aida-deutschland.de.

Apnea fins are particularly long and soft Fins that allow because of their shape and characteristics, not only when kicking down, but - in contrast to normal diving or snorkeling fins - to develop propulsion also the check up. Thus, sufficiently high speeds can be achieved even with a slow and power-saving movements.

Due to the aforementioned length (fin blade 1m) but weigh apnea fins incorrect technique the ankle muscles, especially in untrained athletes. Therefore we advise you once rather tackle shorter routes, or to practice earlier in the lake so.

The ÁETEM Big Pack James C. for up to 70 l (for multi-day tours and individual travel / backpacking) is produced in a manual production in a Bavarian specialist company. Since we put quality before quantity, there is a waiting list.