AIDA World Record Holder Variable Ballast 146M, AIDA Instructor Trainer, CMAS Instructor
AIDA International Judge, EFR Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, DAN EFR / O2 Certified.
Stavros is the creator of Freediving Club Greece - he holds the current AIDA World Record Holder in Variable Ballast as well as several National Records in most depth disciplines.
He has pretty much lived in the sea his entire life – learning to swim as soon as he could walk and learning to spearfish before he was 6 yrs old he developed a close bond to the sea and breath hold diving.
A member of the Greek National Freediving team since 2005 he has participated in practically all the AIDA World Championships ever since as an athlete, safety diver, team coach or organizer.
Stavros is one of the deepest freedivers in the World and the current World Record Holder in the AIDA Variable Ballast discipline with a dive to 146m. Having set more than 12 National Depth Records, including No-Limits dives to 162m depth, Stavros also holds the World Record in Tandem No-Limits diving with Andrea Zuccari with a dive to 126m :)
A full time AIDA Instructor Trainer since 2007 he is currently one of the top AIDA Instructor Trainers in the World having organized and taught hundreds of freediving courses, stages and seminars.
Founder of Freediving Club Greece in 2007 and organizer of the 2011, 2013 and the 2016 AIDA World Championships, he still looks for every opportunity to take a deep plunge in some of the coolest spots around the globe and help guide you on your own amazing freediving adventure…
Isabel Sánchez Arán
ADAS & IFDI SCUBA Instructor
Cyprus Lifeguard Association
Spain's gold medalist of static apnea 2019 and an avid supporter of women in freediving, Isabela is also AIDA Spain’s Representative. Her journey evolved from becoming a scuba-diving instructor to achieving the deepest depth for a Spanish female freediver at 76 meters FIM (World 6th 2019). She now teaches freediving as part of the FCG team. She joined the crew as an intern last year and now is back as an official AIDA instructor!
SSI L3 Instructor, Apnea Academy Instructor, AIDA Instructor,
Embracing freediving lifestyle and sharing his passion with others as an instructor, Nejc is an ocean lover since childhood. Following his father's hobby, mask and fins were always part of his luggages when travelling to the coastline. Student from Umberto Pelizzari's school in 2005, he started training and competing in freediving; even he preferred only experiencing freedom and sensations of the big blue. Since, Nejc has been diving and working as instructor in may seas around the globe. He joined the FCG crew in 2019 for the best conditions and safety the Calm Zone provides!
Matthieu Arquey discovered inner peace in Freediving a few years ago. The blissful state of mind he experienced remained for a long time after he had surfaced. From there, he embraced a freediving lifestyle and decided to share it with everyone who wants to.