During your holidays try monofin on the beautiful sea of koh samui...
You will discover islands around koh samui..
You can swim like a dolphin among fishes there..
you can discover the samui beaches with our paddleboard as well..
Marco : +66 (0) 929 861 003
Wilfrid: +66 (0) 804 098 079
: Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
We start from lamai beach ,or bang kao beach
after 40 minutes boat to Koh tan island
You will swim like a dolphin among the fishes
we can also do paddleboard close to the shore..
Additional Pick up available ...
Arrived to Koh tan island
The water is so clear you can see everything
You will swim like a dolphin among fishes
Price: 5200 thb For 2 people
4 hours trip + drinks + monofin + Mask
The monofin swimmer extends arms forward, locking hands together, locking the head between the biceps. The undulating movement starts in the shoulders, with maximum amplitude towards the hips, the legs almost don't bend to transfer the movement to the monofin.
This technique is called the dolphin kick.
A Mermaid told me the secret of diving with a dolphin’s tail.
"Move as if you want all the creatures in the sea to fall in love with you," she sang in musical siren tones.
With a flash of her tail, she headed for the abyss. Each undulation flowed into the next; her back arched as ripples of pure fun travelled through her body. Her long hair streaming behind her, she wound her way around currents and fish and me in widening arcs of golden skin and cerulean scales. And before I could follow, she was gone.
Anything new requires a move beyond your comfort zone. At first, a monofin can feel clumsy and stupid. But stick with it. The rewards are well worth the goofy-fin stage
Body-Movin’ with monofin
A good monofin stroke comes from core body flexibility, strength and solid mechanics. It is hard to undulate with a stiff back, tight hamstrings and poor muscle conditioning. When you undulate, you should feel your body ripple from just under your clavicle, through your ribcage to your abdomen and lower back, and then to the hips, where the motion is magnified to deliver power to the fin. Your legs and fin are like receptors of a wave, translating the body’s core signal into a propulsive force. If your upper body is stiff-where the undulation is born-the power will be dampened or completely disrupted. There are many drills to learn the timing of the monofin stroke but it is vital that you do your best to make your body the best possible conduit for the undulation by improving your overall strength and flexibility. Exercises like Yoga and Pilates that use slow dynamic stretches and body-weight exercises are perfect for cross-training. An underwater video camera is also a great tool for evaluating your own stroke. Use one if you can.
The Dry-Land Exercise
Most people have trouble undulating properly. Instead, they use their legs to push themselves forward, pushing down against the water with their feet. A dolphin does not use its tail to swim. The tail anchors the power generated by the dolphin’s core muscles and translates it into speed. Remember that the relative size of a dolphin’s fin is quite small compared to a stock monofin on a human. Dolphins reach incredible speeds with a powerful undulation and active streamlining. Since the mechanics of the undulation are so important, I devised the following drill to help isolate each muscle and body part involved in the motion. "The Wall-Worm:"
1. Stand against a wall with your shoulder blades lightly touching the wall, feet shoulder width apart, arms by your sides.
2. Keeping your shoulders still and head looking straight ahead, tilt and lift your chest towards the ceiling.
3. As your spine stretches forward and up, allow your hips and pelvis slide forward-your knees should bend slightly.
4. Let your chest tilt downward and fall back toward the neutral position.
5. Engage your stomach muscles to bring your chest down slightly and bring your hips back.
6. Allow your legs to straighten, as your hips, spine and chest all return to the starting position.
The amplitude of this undulation should be small – all within three or four inches. Your shoulder blades should stay fairly close to the wall. If they bang against it, you are probably bending too much at the waist. Your shoulder blades and head should be still. This drill represents the basic form you should have when ascending from a dive. A descent would use a slightly greater amplitude. Notice how your legs barely move and bend slightly at the biggest part of the motion. Once you feel a good undulation, link together each step to make a fluid motion. Pretend it’s a new dance craze and invite all your friends over! Practice this often, at the office, before bed, on the beach before you go in the water-focus on the rippling sensation.
The easiest and most natural undulation is coming up from a dive The body is balanced, the lungs are full and pull you toward the surface. And it is always easier to concentrate on a new skill when you are heading towards air. Find shallow water no more than 20m deep and drop a depth line down that is highly visible to you underwater. Putting a marker at -10m and -15m is a good idea. With a buddy to supervise and offer feedback, you can teach yourself a monofin stroke that even Mermaids will admire. The shallow depth allows you to dive in a relaxed state of mind and concentrate fully on each technique. For each of the drills below, pull yourself down the line to -10m or -15m below the surface-whatever is most comfortable-turn around and undulate back to the surface with your arms by your sides. Repeat this simple drill several times, and then when it feels good, try these ascent drill variations:
1. Keep the head still and look directly at the line. Your line of sight should be perpendicular with the vertical line.
2. Concentrate on doing the Dry-Land drill on the ascent. Focus on your chest, back and abdominals. Are they powering the undulation? String together each step in a smooth motion.
3. Alternate between undulating with your core muscles and moving only by kicking with your legs. Feel the difference. Switch back and forth. This drill helps further isolate the critical muscles for a smooth stroke.
4. Sprint on the ascent without using leg power. You should feel your abdominal and back muscles work. Stop and correct if you notice you are using your leg muscles.
5. Undulate with arms overhead. Not rigid like a competitive swimmer, but relaxed. Keep your head still and feel your body ripple like a sea snake.
Between each dive focus on how the undulation felt and try to visualize how you can improve it on the next attempt. Give each drill variation at least five repetitions before moving on to the next. Over several months, these exercises will improve your technique. When you feel it "click," focus on the drill and try to recapture the sensation on every subsequent drill.
The Descent A graceful monofin stroke equals excellent technique. Unfortunately, many novices start off by thrashing and flailing to get underwater. Whales are the best example to follow: Watch a humpback ease itself beneath the surface. The descent can be broken into a few simple steps:
1. Take your last breath, pike the body from the waist, raise the legs, allow your body weight to drive the fin below the surface.
2. Make one or two sculls with the hands and equalize if necessary between each scull.
3. Build your downward momentum with a few strong and wide undulations. Use your quads is necessary for an extra boost to overcome high buoyancy (for all you winter freedivers).
It’s good to practice these steps on every dive. Ask your buddy to watch from the surface and give you feedback. Staying vertical on the descent is a challenge because the buoyancy of the lungs destabilizes the body. Concentrate on looking directly at the line. Looking down will throw off the undulation, increase drag and make it more likely that you will descend on an angle. Use your hands to adjust your trim and if you get really messed up, grab the line to correct your path. The more practice with descents, the better.