Welcome to the Underwater World, on a single breath! Have you ever dreamed of swimming like a dolphin or wondered what it feels like to glide through the ocean on a single breath? At One Breath Freediving on the Mediterranean island of Malta, we can teach you how!
WHY CHOOSE ONE BREATH FREEDIVING?
There are many good reasons to dive with One Breath Freediving! Here are just a few of them:
ABOUT ONE BREATH FREEDIVING
One Breath Freediving was founded in 2012 to meet the growing demand for recognised freediving & apnea education in Malta. Since that time we have been teaching and training freedivers from all around the world and have successfully certified hundreds of people as well as establishing Malta's first ever official Freediving Centre, dedicated solely to the sport of freediving!
One Breath Freediving teaches courses with the highly respected AIDA International freediving education system and is an actual freediving centre where you will also find dedicated shop, classroom & training areas. We have unrivalled knowledge of the dive sites around Malta after having conducted thousands of dives and training sessions around the Maltese Islands. At One Breath Freediving, our core teaching beliefs are that freediving should be fun and relaxed and this is how we can gain confidence and discover our true potential: to be in harmony with the water!
Don't compromise, choose the best option. Go with One Breath.....
Head Instructor & Founder/Owner: David
I am the founder and head instructor of One Breath Freediving. I have been a freediving instructor since 2012, and am qualified in the AIDA, PADI & SSI freediving education systems, having trained and dived with some of the worlds top freedivers and coaches. I hold additional qualifications in Personal Training, Sports Massage Therapy and Sport & Exercise Science , in which I hold a BSc. Honors Degree.
I love the freedom and silence that freediving provides as well as the ability to interact with marine life in the most natural way possible. I have a great passion for the ocean which I share with others through my teaching and also underwater photography. Freediving provides me with an opportunity to see the amazing marine life below the surface, and also satisfies my love for training and self improvement, both physically and mentally. I frequently apply my varied experience and knowledge of health, fitness and scientific background to benefit my student freedivers.
BASES (British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences), UK Coaching, BFA (British Freediving Association)
- AIDA Instructor Trainer
- AIDA Youth Instructor
- AIDA Freediving Emergency Medical Response Instructor
- AIDA Judge
- AIDA Education Committee Member
At a very early age I was introduced to diving by my father. We've spent many years at the Adriatic Sea, where I used to be in the water from dawn till dusk, exploring, foraging, spearfishing, catching marine life for aquarists, photographing, filming or just simply admiring and having fun. For 10 years I've trained regularly in a diving club, some SCUBA, but mostly competitive finswimming and apnea. With time I also became a passionate fisherman, and now have extensive knowledge of the sea and marine life in the Mediterranean. When sea was not available I equally enjoyed fresh water and used to dive in all kinds of lakes, rivers, swamps and floodlands. I have great love and respect for nature, in which I grew up, and which I believe nurtures a healthy body, mind and spirit. In combination with freediving it is one of the best things you can possibly do.
When I came to Malta I've taken my freediving and spearfishing to another level, and now it is a part of my everyday life. I am here with One Breath Freediving to share my experience, skills and practical knowledge to help you to become a better freediver or spearo. I can also take you with me, to guide you while exploring the underwater world at some of the best locations that Malta has to offer.
I was born and grew up in a city on the Andean mountains, in Colombia. I have always been attracted by water, in the form of a river, a lake, a pool or specially the Ocean.
Since I was a child, swimming has been part of my everyday life. As a teenager I tried competitions and despite good results, I discovered that my connection with water was more motivated by the experience itself than by performance. After a short incursion in the scuba diving world, I was captivated by freediving and since that moment I turned it into my main underwater activity.
In my career as design engineer, I have been involved in many initiatives that promote innovation for education. So, as freediving instructor I try to bring all that experience into the students learning journey.
Also, for more than 12 years I have been a dedicated yogi, and I find a lot of relations between freediving and meditation. I find in the silent underwater blue a very prolific environment for inner connection.
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