We Freedive - Quality Freediving Education since 2008
... It is what we do, and it is what we will be doing with no end in sight.
We chose the name We Freedive because it describes just that and it is a statement that all freedivers will understand as more than just describing an action. Freediving is a sport, a mindset and an approach to rest-of-life.
In 2008, when there were only Freediving Courses, We realised that we didn't want to teach courses, but Students and introduced the term Quality Freediving Education as a clear sign that our goal was not mere certification of as many students as possible, but that We Freedive exists for the learning, understanding and skill development of our students.
Apnea International Instructor Trainer
- PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer
- AIDA Master Instructor and Judge
- WATSU Practitioner
- ASA Swimming Instructor
- Lifeguard Trainer
Sarah had been working as a Swimming Instructor and Personal Trainer for more than 16 years - teaching swimming to students of all ages and coaching triathletes to competitive levels. After she took her first freediving course she quickly decided to become an instructor and focus her considerable skills on the underwater world. Having practised Yoga and worked in the fitness industry she found herself right at home in the world of freediving. Since 2008, Sarah is a professional freediver, known for her outstanding coaching skills and comprehensive teaching experience.
After offering her expertise to AIDA for years, she is leaving her mark on freedivers around the world. Sarah is perfectly at home in the water and has an ability to project her love and enthusiasm for freediving that both encourages and motivates her students. Her demonstration of Ninja-Duckdives has increased training- and teaching success of freedivers and instructors around the world.
- Instructor Trainer (AIDA, Apnea International, PADI)
- AIDA Judge
- Apnea Academy Instructor
- WATSU Practitioner
Richard started working in Freediving education when he provided the translations into German for his own AIDA courses 2007 and has been involved in the development of freediving Education throughout the world. His influences are visible in Freediving syllabi (AIDA, PADI , Apnea International, ...) Coming from a background in R&D, he has developed freediving equipment (The original We Freedive snorkel saver, mesh-bottom-floats, ...) and re-thought Freediving training (e.g. the infamous Wonka-Tables and a useful definition of Hyperventilation).
Richard has been certified to instructor level by a multitude of agencies, most notably by Umberto Pelizzari of the Apnea Academy, AIDA International, Apnea International, and PADI. He is Active as an Instructor Trainer for PADI, AIDA and Apnea International and as an AIDA Judge
His dedicated training with some of the best freedivers in the world earned him a place in the German national team at the AIDA Team World Championships 2008 in Sharm El Sheikh. His competition experience now gets put to use in all We Freedive courses anywhere from training strategies to tips and tricks in the Competition Freediver and and Competition Safety Freediver courses.
Over the years we have been developing and producing the We Freedive Float, fin bags, Snorkel Savers™ and lanyards. Already in its first prototype, The We Freedive Float introduced features now visible in floats around the world, It still is arguably the best freediving float out there and has since been refined in a constant process of prototyping and testing. (Our first ever prototype is still in use in the Red Sea and going strong.)
Our Fin bags were the first to introduce padding to protect our precious blades, The design of the We Freedive Snorkel Savers has been copied around the world and our Lanyards eliminat weaknesses prolific in most commercial products (Who has ever seen velcro in a piece of safety equipment?)