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World champion freediver Umberto Pelizzari arrives in the UAE

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World champion freediver Umberto Pelizzari arrives in the UAE

Dubai, 22 April 2015:  For the first time in the United Arab Emirates, the legendary world champion and record-holding freediver, Umberto Pelizzari, presented a freediving seminar at the Pavilion Dive Centre, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The event was regulated by the Apnea Academy International in cooperation with the Pavilion Dive Centre.

During the session, Umberto taught participants about essential skills such as breathing techniques, relaxation, safety and physiology knowledge. Freedivers rely on holding their breath rather than using breathing apparatus. In 2001 he established a new freediving World Record in the Variable Weight discipline when he dived to 131 meters.

Umberto’s classes offered an opportunity to discover how to practice the art of this fascinating sport. The aim was to enable the participants to be comfortable freediving in the water and help them to develop their skills through careful instruction from a world renowned teacher. Some people freedive in order to take in the beauty of the underwater world, while others do it to improve their aquatic skills, build self confidence and overcome their fears.

The Pavilion Dive Centre is the only PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) centre which is recognised as a 5-star career development centre in the United Arab Emirates. PADI certifications are recognised worldwide, giving participants access to diving adventures all over the world. The centre offers various courses, suitable for beginners as well as professional dive instructors. In addition, the Pavilion Dive Centre offers instructors trained in several languages including English, German, French, Russian, Arabic and more, making the courses even more accessible for international guests.

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About Jumeirah Beach Hotel:

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai’s premier lifestyle destination, is located on Jumeirah Beach Road just 15 kilometres from the city centre and 25 kilometres from Dubai International Airport. The hotel is a dynamically-formed 26-storey curved design built in the shape of a breaking wave and offers pristine private beaches with undisturbed views of the Arabian Gulf. Jumeirah Beach Hotel also offers 598 sea-facing rooms and suites, over 15 restaurants and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the Pavilion Marina and Sports Club, Sinbad’s Kids Clubs and direct, complimentary access to Wild Wadi for all guests. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a seaside destination for the entire family.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:
Niloofar Peyravi
PR & Communications Executive
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
PO Box 11416, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-5-26472508
Fax: +971-4-348-6989
E-mail: JBHPR@Jumeirah.com 
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