Teaching & Coaching
Teaching & Coaching
Teaching & Coaching
Who we are
You’ll be training alongside some of the best. Our club is proud to claim the double Brazilian National Record holder for men in DYN and DNF as well as the Head of Safety for the Saltfree Double Dip depth competition as members. This should demonstrate that our club caters to experienced athletes and happily welcomes beginner and intermediate freedivers who want to learn, improve and train alongside them. The club has two AIDA instructors teaching members to advance their skills.
One big advantage that sets us apart from other UK clubs is that we cap our membership to a low number to ensure that there’s always enough pool space without overcrowding, as is common in many clubs. We are like flying in first class with lots of legroom and a fully reclining seat. How can anyone train properly if they are crammed into economy class where you spend more time focusing on avoiding other divers in the pool than focused on your own diving? In our club, we guarantee that you’ll never be more than three people in a lane which is perfect as one person is doing a performance, one is a safety buddy and one person is breathing up ready to rotate into their performance at the next round. This ensures maximum individual training and pool space efficiencies.
We are a very flexible club with the primary focus of giving each member the time and pool space needed to achieve the goals they have in mind. And because our membership numbers are low and capped, we can readily adjust when required to meet the changing needs of our members.
Our membership pricing plan gives ample scope to find the days and time that best suit your needs. We appreciate that people have other obligations in life and so we try to offer as many session combinations as possible.
We will ensure that you will have a high standard of quality training and an amazing time. So we offer a trial period – if you are not happy to continue after your first week, we’ll refund you 100% of your annual membership joining fee and the monthly pool fee minus one-week pro-rated. So your worst case is that you’ve paid for one week of diving, and we amicably part ways. But we’re confident that you’ll choose to stay!
All of our pool sessions are midweek. We specifically designed it this way so that weekends are free. But if you are like us, you’ll still want to freedive, so we go diving outdoors in open water most weekends during the sunny summer months. We then have Mondays and Fridays as rest days between the pool sessions and open water sessions. Works perfectly. During the winter months, when diving outdoors is too cold, we would look to add additional pool sessions on the weekend for those who want some extra training.
Please click through the other tabs at the top for more details and how to join. We look forward to welcoming you.
Rafa’s passion for freediving started in 2016. He is the Chairman of our club, AIDA & PADI Instructor Trainer and Coach. He is a freediving athlete and holds two Brazilian national records for dynamic-monofin and dynamic-no fins. He is also one of the top finswimmers in the UK, and has won first place in 25m and 50m apnea in his category. He’s passionate about teaching, coaching and sharing experience with beginners and advanced freedivers.
Neil is passionate about freediving with safety always on his mind. Neil is Head of Safety for our club and also Head of Safety for Saltfree’s AIDA Nationals Double Dip depth competition. So regardless of whether you’re doing pool or depth freediving, there will always be a watchful eye of an AIDA Master Instructor to ensure that all practices within the club are carried out with maximum safety in mind.
Hannah has been freediving for 5 years, qualified as AIDA 3 and Mermaid. She has a huge passion for the ocean and is both PADI Advanced scuba diver and an open water freediver. She's also a professional mermaid and has attended the Philippines International Mermaid Swimming School and UK Mermaid Camp! Favourite diving experiences are Vobster Quay :), Great Barrier Reef, Mexico, Jamaica, and most recently Zanzibar where she freedived with dolphins. The most memorable freediving trip is Sri Lanka where she swam and dived with Blue Whales.