Team


Survival Apnea Instructors


Augusto - Co Founder


Born and raised in Peru, from a young age Augusto experienced the benefits and joy of living connected to Nature. The Pacific Ocean offered plenty of opportunities for this: first it was fishing and collecting sea food. Followed soon after by spearfishing, surfing and freediving. It was this interaction with the Ocean that gave direction and meaning to his life.

His last years have been spent on the road. Learning and working in the Freediving and Healthy & Natural Living industries. Currently, he is an Apnea Total Freediving Instructor Trainer, an SSI Freediving Instructor and a Wildfitness Head Coach. 

Having surfed most of his life, including 2 Billabong XXL BIG Wave championships at Pico Alto, Lima – Peru (2003 & 2004), has given him the surfer´s insights, mindset, and attitude towards nature.

Being a freediving instructor and Wildfitness Coach give him the skills to articulate and transmit knowledge that empower people to know more about themselves, what they are capable of and the importance of living connected to Nature, outside and within.

Survival Apnea is the result of two of his strongest passions put together, surfing and freediving.

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course
  • Advanced Course
  • Training Programs
  • Instructor Course

Current Location

Lima, Peru


Marianna - Co Founder


Marianna discovered Freediving in 2012 and was found to have a natural talent for this sport. Within that same year she started training and competing.

Since then she became 4 times Russian National Pool Champion (2012-2015), Russian National Depth Champion (2015) and won multiple European Championships (in Latvia, France, Serbia), and in September 2014 became a World Champion competing in the Team World Championship (Sardinia, Italy - Team Russia).

In November 2014 Marianna won the most prestigious Freediving Competition in the World – Vertical Blue 2014 (Bahamas). 

Over the last 2 years she is ranked #1 Freediving Female within the World Ranking all disciplines combined.

She can hold her breath for nearly 7 minutes and dive to the depth of -93 meters. Currently she is one of the deepest females of the Planet.

In January 2016 she opened the freediving school and apnea training center “Freediving Lanzarote” in Lanzarote, to share her knowledge with Waterman and Underwater Enthusiasts. 

www.mkrupnitskaya.com

www.freedivinglanzarote.com

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course
  • Training Programs

Current Location

Lanzarote, Canary Islands


Loly


As a yoga teacher and big wave surfer, Loly found in freediving the perfect complement to her passions. She combines yoga breathing and meditation techniques in her freediving practice and uses this combination to prepare for her big wave surfing. Loly has trained with Augusto for the past year and is now a Survival Apnea instructor. She is currently teaching the Basics Course in Lima, Perú. 

For more information on this instructor visit her website www.lolyrehder.com

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Lima, Peru


Chris


His passion for the ocean began in 2004, when Chris´ life was completely transformed by the deep blue sea. He follows a mindful lifestyle, living in harmony with nature, following her rhythms – the sea, the swell, the sun, while not missing the sunrise and its nurturing energy - which brings inner peace, happiness and love.

Initially Chris followed the call of the waves as a surfer, then discovered freediving which opened up a whole new world, that of fully living in the present and becoming more conscious of each breath. Soon after, he discovered yoga, realizing he already had an asana practice of his own through stretches before surfing. 

For Chris, yoga represents the natural evolution of all his passions; leading to the connection of mind, body and spirit that allows to enjoy life fully.

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course
  • Advanced Course

Current Location

Bali, Indonesia


Silvia


Originally from Spain, through her travels, Silvia has been following the sea around the world. Starting her underwater career almost a decade ago when becoming a professional scuba diver, Silvia has been teaching underwater activities up to the present day.

In 2009, freediving became a passion. It caught her attention when realizing how deep an experience it was to enjoy the ocean in total silence, being able to control and feel every movement and emotion underwater.

After years of teaching the practical and theoretical aspects of the sport, Silvia has become an experienced trainer, forming freedivers from beginner up to the Freediving Instructor level under the Apnea Total Educational System.

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Spain and Canary Islands


Monica


Monica, originally from Argentina, has always been involved with the ocean. She started in the sport of freediving in her home-town of Mar del Plata and then, seeking more oceanic adventures, she moved to the Caribbean for several years before arriving to Koh Tao, Thailand, in 1999. Monica had a passion for bodyboarding, she started to ride waves at the age of 16, that determined her life style and connection with the water and nature. Later on, she specialized in underwater videography and scuba diving before dedicating her career to the sport of freediving by co-founding Apnea Total in 2004. Monica now continues to develop the sport and education of freediving through Apnea Total, while also enjoying the ocean during her travels around the world. Monica is very happy to become part of the team Survival Apnea to extend her teaching methods and training tools. 

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course
  • Training Programs

Current Location

Koh Tao, Thailand


Shane


Originally from the west coast of Ireland, where he spent many years playing in the cold Atlantic Ocean, Shane started travelling through South America and Asia in 2010. He had no idea at the time that his 6 month trip would turn into 6 years after discovering Freediving on the Thai island of Koh Tao. It was here he became an instructor and continued to teach at the Apnea Total Freediving School.

Since then, he has introduced hundreds of students to this fast growing sport.

Shane is an Apnea Total Freediving Instructor Trainer and a PADI Freediving Instructor Trainer.

His sense of adventure and love of the tropics has taken him to the surfing and diving mecca of  Bali where he continues to teach Freediving and now Survival Apnea courses.

Contact: 

Mob: +62 821 4644 9660 

Email: liquidlifeindo@gmail.com

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course
  • Advanced Course
  • Training Programs
  • Instructor Course

Current Location

Bali, Indonesia


Marc


Originally from Kansas, Marc’s deep love and appreciation for the oceanic environment began at an early age. Growing up in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, Marc discovered early on, that inside of the ocean was the best place for him to be.  In The Cayman Islands, he became a Scuba Diving Instructor.  After moving to Asia, Marc experienced freediving, and instantly fell in love with the purest way to interact with the aquatic environment. No matter the subject, he feels that teaching, sharing knowledge, and translating experiences, is the most important work that he can do.  Educating people on how to consciously interact with the ocean, has been a job and passion for the past decade. Marc is a Scuba Diving Instructor, Apnea Total Freediving Instructor, Yoga teacher, and ambassador of the Oceans.  "The best part of my days, is seeing the joy in others, after we play in the sea".

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Bali, Indonesia


Camila


Camila grew up by the Ocean in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and she has been close to it since. While pursuing a career in Public Relations, she got deeply into yoga, when she decided to change directions in life, and go to India to become an instructor. The first stop of her journey was Koh Tao, Thailand, where she fell in love with freediving. Camila continued her education with Apnea Total to become a freediving instructor. Yoga has always remained as a main part of her daily practice and she has also accomplished her goal of becoming a yoga teacher. Sharing her experience in both disciplines with students is what she loves the most about her job.

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Mar de Plata, Argentina


Leo


Leo loves nature and sports. He got into freediving with Apnea Total on a trip to Thailand in 2014. Then moved to Koh Tao with his family and became the first Apnea Total Chinese instructor. Leo believes freediving is the most intimate and natural way for humans to interact with water, rather than an extreme sport. He has gained lots of teaching experience from a variety of students, and is able to get anyone interested in the underwater world after a course. In 2016, Leo was certified as an Apnea Total Instructor Trainer. He is dedicated to building the Chinese instructor team of Apnea Total and share the belief that “freediving is for everyone”.

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Beijing, China


Nikki


Nikki , originally from Ireland, developed a love for the ocean from an early age. She originally came to Asia in 2012 to pursue a career in scuba diving as a Dive Master, but soon realized where her true passion lay. She started freediving at Apnea Total headquarters in Koh Tao. Where she became an instructor and joined The Apnea Total family .Working on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan she became an accomplished freediving instructor and now runs"Apnea Koh Lipe Freediving School", on the small paradise Island of Koh Lipe Thailand.

Combining her passion for travel & Freediving she has trained in many places in Asia & around the world. She is also an accomplished competitive freediver .

Contact:

apneakohlipe@gmail.com

www.apneakohlipe.com

Courses & Programs

  • The Basics Course

Current Location

Koh Lipe, Thailand