About Us

Freedive-Earth began out of a desire to see a central point for freediving news and information, and to provide a community for freedivers to connect with each other in order to arrange and discuss training, wherever they might be in the world.

As the project began to grow, it has since evolved beyond this basic idea.  Currently, we’re proud to offer a blog filled with all the latest freediving and related news, detailed advice on everything from technique to diet and back again with our how-to freediving guide, a world freediving events listing page where you can also create your own events, a schools directory which grows daily as new instructors and schools add their profiles, media of the week, our find a buddy tool where you can find a buddy for freediving or spearfishing, a discussion forum for freedivers around the world, exclusive interviews with some of the world’s top freedivers, and a shop with original designs and high quality products.

The site is a collaboration between three passionate and freespirited individuals (that’s us):

Christophe Leray

Christophe is a SSI Level 3 Instructor at Freedive Gili on the tiny island of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Originally from the beautiful seaside town of Saint-Malo, Brittany, he worked for 10 years in Shanghai, China on IT projects for a fashion consultant before leaving the rat-race in favour of a more peaceful life in the tropics. His passion for freediving comes from the internal journey that it offers, and in the opportunity to share it with his students.

Chris Crawshaw

Chris is an SSI level 3 and AIDA instructor, a medical doctor and competes at a national and international level for Great Britain. With a background in competitive swimming he enjoys the no-fins disciplines and has twice been national record holder in DNF. Despite his competitive edge, Chris’ freediving journey has been as much about self-development and discovery as anything else, he relishes the opportunity it gives him to see things differently.

Martin Toole

Martin is an Aida freediver, open water swimmer and underwater photographer. He enjoys DNF the most out of all the disciplines and when not training is usually creating underwater photography or working on the Freedive-Earth website.