At freedivingcommunity.com, we strive to offer the best possible experience for those interested in freediving. We offer a selection of freediving spots, locations, and schools so that everyone can find the perfect place to train. We also provide all the information you need to get started, from preparations to agencies and products. And we’re always looking to improve – if you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to let us know so that we can continue to grow and provide an even better experience for our users. Thank you for considering freedivingcommunity.com as your go-to platform for all things freediving!

Our team

Our team of passionate freedivers are committed to making it more convenient for you to find diving partners and locations where you can train, fun dive, live, and eat nice food. We have a wide range of experience levels on our team, from beginners to experienced instructors, so we can accommodate everyone’s needs. We’re always exploring new dive sites and locations so that we can bring you the best possible experience. And, of course, we love to eat nice food, so you can be sure that we’ll find the best places to eat while we’re on our travels!


Founder & Freediver

Joel is guy from the Dutch country side, that stumbled upon diving and immediately stole his heart. Besides Diving hes always worked from his computer and decided to make a platform where people can find places to dive in an easy way. an open honest community where things like safety, and living standards can be openly discussed.



Matthijs is a founder of freedivingcommunity.com with over 15 years of experience in SEO! Besides his long working desk job Matthijs enjoys to freedive because its gives him a sense of relaxation which gives him that extra edge to work everyday. Usually freediving on the perthian island and catching some fish for his supper is one of his favorite things to do. He has been doing this for many years and his experience shows when he jumps of the boat. Matthijs is always safety first and he has helped many people learn how to freedive as well. 

Florian Dougary

Freediving instructor & instructor trainer- Static Apnea World Record Holder
Freediving School:Thailand
Online Coaching

Florian Dougary is the world record holder for static apnea, which is the act of holding one’s breath for an extended period of time. He has held his breath for over 10 minutes, and he has coached many students who have gone on to hold their breath for 5 minutes or more.  Florian discovered his passion for freediving and the underwater world while living in Asia for almost a decade. He loves sharing his knowledge and helping others explore the amazing world beneath the waves. Static apnea is an incredibly challenging feat, but Florian’s students have shown that it is possible to hold your breath for a long time with the proper training and technique. Thanks to Florian’s expert coaching, many people are now able to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world without the need for scuba gear.

Florian also runs a freediving facility and training programs in Thailand and online! which makes him perfect to train all year with!


Marketing & sales

Frank runs a beautiful restaurant in vietnam Hoi an called Nourish eatery, besides spending time at his restaurant he also invests time in making freedivingcommunity an information center for freedivers. In his restaurant, he cooks with love and care, using the freshest ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals. He is passionate about offering his guests a dining experience that is both nourishing and enjoyable. In addition to his restaurant, he is dedicated to helping people explore the sport of freediving and to promoting safety and responsibility among freedivers. Frank’s passion for Freediving is evident in all that he does. He is truly dedicated to offering others a chance to experience the beauty and joy of this sport.Thank you for your time!


Yoga Teacher & Freediving Instructor

Alicia has been teaching yoga for over a decade, and in the recent years she found that freediving and yoga go hand in hand. Both activities require focus and concentration, as well as a deep connection with the breath. In freediving, accurate breathing is essential for maintaining control underwater, and in yoga, the breath is used to control the body and mind. For Alicia, practicing yoga has helped her to become a better freediver, and freediving has helped her to find a deeper level of focus and tranquility in her yoga practice.

Online Marketing

Jacob is a person who is passionate about the environment. He has been involved in numerous beach cleanups around Asia and has even made it his mission to spread awareness about the importance of environmental conservation. For Jacob, there is no better feeling than being able to make a difference and he hopes that his work will inspire others to do the same. In addition to his work with cleanups, Jacob also enjoys spending time in nature and exploring different cultures. His favorite place to live is Bali, where he feels a strong connection to the land and the people. Jacob has been working in online marketing for over a decade and believes that this platform can be used to promote positive change. He is constantly looking for new ways to use his skills for good and hopes to make a lasting impact on the world.

Lisa White

Marine Conservation

Lisa loves holding her breath for fun! Besides holding her breath for fun she is heavily involved in marine conservation. She studied for four years at the University of Miami. There she got her degree in Marine Biology. While studying, she was also a part of the school’s Coral Restoration team. This is where she got to help with the growth and maintenance of the local coral reefs. After college, Lisa traveled to Asia where she worked full time, but also took the opportunity to help with the nourishing of coral spawns. She is passionate about her work and loves being able to help preserve our planet’s natural beauty.

Dennis Neele

Freediving instructor, personal trainer, nutritionist, Amsterdam Police Force

Dennis Neele is an active police officer in the city of amsterdam. He is also a personal trainer, nutritionist, and freediving instructor. His main goal is to teach people how to deal with stress above the water and underwater. He helps you discover your mental strenth and defies the depths together with you. Dennis is a firm believer that the police force should be more than just a job, it should be a lifestyle. This is why he is constantly looking for ways to better himself, both physically and mentally. In addition to his work as a police officer, Dennis is also a certified freediving instructor. Freediving is a form of diving that relies on breath-holding techniques rather than scuba gear. It can be an extremely stressful activity, both mentally and physically. However, it is also an incredible experience that allows you to explore the underwater world in a very unique way. Dennis’ goal is to help others discover their mental strength and defy the depths, both above and below the water. If you are ever in Amsterdam, be sure to look him up!

Pia Piper

Ocean Lover & Photographer

Pia Piper studied to be a nurse, and after working in the field for a few years, she decided it was time for a change of scenery. Helping people has always been where she found most joy, and she stumbled upon taking care of marine life. Now, she travels around Asia and works together with various save the ocean organizations. She has found her happiness away from home. Piper is passionate about her work and loves to share her knowledge with others. She hopes to continue working in this field for many years to come.

Pepe Gonzales

Medical Expert & Freediving passionate

Pepe Gonzales is a Mexican born freediver who grew up next to the cenotes and ocean. This made it very easy for him to get into the sport. After finishing his medical degree, he saw that the Mexican freediving community is not open about sharing information and locations to dive to the locals and tourists. He wants to make a change in how the community looks at the sport and hobby and share the pleasant experience for everyone. Gonzales is now an instructor and shares his knowledge with those who want to learn more about freediving. He also participates in competitions and events to help promote the sport. In addition, Gonzales has started a non-profit organization that helps to fund research and conservation efforts for the sport of freediving.

Our Story

Our story begins with a shared love of freediving. We both had the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most beautiful underwater environments, and we quickly realized that there was a lack of information about many of the best freediving spots. We decided to change that by creating a website where we could share our knowledge and help others find the perfect place to freedive. Our goal is to provide accurate information about the best freediving spots around the world, and to help people plan their freediving vacations. We hope that our website will help more people discover the beauty of freediving, and we look forward to sharing our passion with the world.

What is freediving?

Freediving is an ancient practice that has been used by fishermen and pearl hunters for centuries. In recent years, it has gained popularity as a way to experience the underwater world in a more natural way.