Stavros Kastrinakis

AIDA Instructor Trainer, AIDA International Judge, Lifeguard Instructor, CMAS Instructor, DAN EFR / O2 Certified.

Stavros 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 10 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 and seminars.

Founder of Freediving Club Greece and organizer of the 2011 & 2013 as well as the coming 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 cool freediving adventure… 



AIDA Master Instructor, Pure Apnea Master Instructor Trainer, CMAS Instructor Trainer

My name is Nicholas Kouvaras I am Greek and I was born in 1969.
A swimmer and a sailor in young age. A member and captain of the Greek National team from 1998 to 2004. A founding member of Aida Greece, served many terms as President and now an Honorary President. As an UW photographer and videographer I have worked for the biggest magazines in Greece and covered the 2011 & 2013 AIDA World Championships.
I am teaching Apnea for the last 20 years.

AIDA Instructor,
ADAS & IFDI SCUBA Instructor
Cyprus Lifeguard Association

Isabel Sánchez Arán

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!

Matthieu Arquey

AIDA Instructor

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.

Freediving Club Greece
Poseidonos 10 Marina of Kalamata
TK: 24100 Kalamata Greece
mob: +30 6977 808648

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