Our Vision and Evolution
After years of witnessing various freediving styles, dangerous methods, and premature pushing, Freedive Irabu Mexico emerged with a mission to redefine the approach to freediving. With over 9 years of experience, we've honed our skills through training, competition, and collaborations with elite athletes, renowned instructors, and freediving centers globally – spanning Egypt, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and beyond.
Philosophy of Safety and Technique:
In response to our observations, we've crafted a unique training philosophy that prioritizes safety, technique, and overall quality over the pursuit of depth alone. Our methodology aims for impeccable results, ensuring that the learning curve is not only steep but also accompanied by positive sensations throughout the entire process.
Through meticulous training, we've witnessed a remarkable success rate among our students. Many have progressed from the initial struggle of being unable to swim or submerge their faces in water to achieving significant milestones. Some of our proudest moments include guiding students into becoming Freediving Instructors, succesfull -70m competition freedivers, national champions, and record holders.
At Freedive Irabu Mexico, we take pride in guiding our students through a transformative journey, emphasizing skill development, safety, and a love for the underwater world. It's not just about going deeper; it's about mastering the art with finesse and enjoying every step of the way.
AIDA Instructor Trainer
Certified Oxygen Provider & First Aid Professional
Proudly sponsored by Double K
In 2017, my journey into freediving started in Panglao Island, Philippines. I was a seasoned backpacker during my university years and I continued exploring several countries, transitioning into an indefinite world traveler.
I was somewhat indifferent to the underwater world and lacking swimming pedigree, my perspective changed dramatically amidst the beauty of Miyakojima and Irabujima’s waters in Okinawa. Inspired by friends swimming effortlessly, I dedicated myself to a daily practice of Skindiving.
Venturing overseas, I discovered freediving as a safer alternative to solo skindiving. Under Sayuri Kinoshita's guidance in 2017 I started Freediving, and eventually I undertook the AIDA freediving Instructor Certification in 2018 with Stefan Randig. Now I'm based and actively teaching at Mexican Cenotes and various destinations in Southeast Asia and Japan during winter, including thrilling Skindiving trips and Open Ocean Safaris.
Acknowledgments and Commitment:
As part of Freedive Irabu's seasoned instructor team, our gratitude extends to the global freediving community for choosing our expertise. Committed to delivering thorough, individualized training, we take pride in our professional and safety oriented approach.
Embark on a breath-holding journey with us, whether in Mexican Cenotes or across international waters.
Our mission is to ensure excellence and enjoyment for all participants.
To those skeptical about their swimming skills, we extend a warm welcome, embracing snorkeling beginners and seasoned divers too.
Freediving Coach | Freediving Master and Youth Instructor
Professional Underwater Photographer
Proudly sponsored by Double K
Chronicle of a Diver:
My odyssey commenced at the age of 3 as a martial arts enthusiast in Guanajuato, Mexico. 15 years later, I transformed into a Martial Arts Instructor, a role deeply influenced by a family legacy of professional educators.
At 21, after university an unforeseen twist led me to become a Commercial Director for a Mexican PreHispanic music studio in Quintana Roo. However, destiny had a different script. In 2015, Freediving entered my life, instantly captivating me. Fueled by this newfound passion, I took a bold leap, bidding farewell to my job and immersing myself entirely in Freediving.
Certification and Global Exploration:
By 2017, I proudly earned my certification as an Instructor. A move to Egypt followed, where my mentors sculpted me into a resourceful and seasoned Freediving coach. In 2019, life smiled once more as I met my wife, Asaki.
Together, we embarked on a Freediving journey in Irabu, a pristine island in the South of Okinawa. For four years, we ran the largest AIDA Freediving School in Japan.
Global Aquatic Adventures:
I've been fortunate to explore waters worldwide, sharing knowledge and capturing moments in countries like Japan, Greece, Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, and my homeland, México and among my greatest joys is sharing underwater experiences and learning through teaching.
It's been my privilege to guide and coach hundreds of freedivers from diverse corners of the world.
Join us where the wonders of the deep await. As we dive, train, and explore, let's make every moment count.
See you underwater! 🌊