SSI L3 Instructor
AIDA Master Instructor
Apnea Academy Instructor
Embracing freediving lifestyle and sharing his passion with others as an instructor, Nejc is an ocean lover since childhood. Following his father’s hobby, mask and fins were always part of his luggage when travelling to the coastline. Student of Umberto Pelizzari, he started training and competing in freediving in 2005, even he preferred only experiencing freedom and sensations of the big blue. Since, Nejc has been diving and working as instructor all around the globe. Located in Kalamata since 2019, he decided to realise his dream of opening his proper centre with the best diving conditions and safety standards in the Mediterranean.
PADI and ANDI Divemaster
Interested in everything about the sea, above and below the surface. Since young age he was spending all his summers exploring the marine life with a mask and snorkel. At the age of 9 his father took him for spearfishing in “deeper” waters and that was the beginning of a long journey. Always attracted by the sea, he moved to Crete and started working in scuba diving and sailing industry, but his real passion has always been freediving. Having assisted on multiple National and International competitions as safety freediver, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. After moving to Kalamata in 2021, he joined Kalamata Freedivers team to form his own school and share his passion for freediving.
WORLD CLASS COMPETITIVE ATHLETE
Russian-French competitive freediver, six-time World Champion and the youngest winner of Vertical Blue competition.
Since the beginning of her career in 2012, Marianna has been accumulating titles and exploits. She is the deepest French freediver, holding a record at -103m in constant weight.
One of the world’s most decorated divers, she shines in all disciplines, at depth and in the pool. She currently holds all the French records in depth, several pool records and an AIDA World Record in constant weight bi-fins.
Training in Kalamata all year round and wishing to share her knowledge about deep diving, Marianna has joined Kalamata Freedivers team.
Learn more about Marianna by visiting worldchampionfreediver.com
SSI L2 Instructor
Growing up in Thailand, Linde’s love for the ocean started at an early age. Her passion grew over the years and took her to places all over the globe.
After graduating from the University of Anwerp with a Masters degree in Architecture, she joined a try freediving session and fall in love with the sport straight away.
Linde started competing in the cold waters of Belgium and Austria, setting Belgium National Records in constant weight no-fins and bi-fins disciplines.
She is passionate about marine conservation and enjoys spending hours in the sea spearfishing.
AA INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTOR COMPETITIVE ATHLETE
Young competitive freediver from Slovenia. She started competing in freediving in 2019 and found a natural talent for the sport.
In 2021, Mojca took part in her first AIDA Depth World Championship and demonstrated strong results, ranking 11th in constant weight discipline (-72 meters). She has great ambitions and desires for freediving.
Mojca is a former alpine skier who fell in love with the underwater world and freediving at the age of fifteen. During winter you can find her working as an instructor on ski slopes, and during summer in the depths of the sea.
This year she graduated with a Bachelor degree in physiotherapy, and is joining Kalamata Freedivers team during summer holidays.