Alexey Molchanov has set the new Constant Weight (CWT) Freediving World Record. The freediving superstar broke his own AIDA World Record in Constant Weight (CWT) by diving to 129m in 3min 50sec. Despite strong currents, this record beat his previous World Record depth of 128m set in 2013 at the AIDA Depth World Championships in Kalamata, Greece.
Born in Nice, Guillaume has broken several records, earning a world championship title in deep-sea freediving (-126m), Guillaume continues to explore the human limits and the unknown world of the deep-sea. He writes and creates images that combine aesthetic style and high performance, such as Free Fall, Ocean Gravity and his latest project, One Breath Around The World.
Passionate and very active professional Freediver since 1989, JP participated to numerous Freediving International competitions and many World Championships with the National team of Belgium; He is also an experienced Scuba Instructor and a former competition swimmer. JP is now based in Asia since 2010, and very active in the Philippines since 2012 where he founded Freediving Planet. His business partner Suzanne Lim joined him in the adventure at the same time. He has already taught hundreds of Instructors, students and AIDA Judges from all over Asia.
While a student, Jonathan first picked up freediving in Australia and is now a PADI Master Freediver Instructor. He formed the Apnea Association of Singapore, an organisation focusing and supporting the growth of freediving in Singapore. As a competitive freediver, he currently holds all six Singapore National records, four of which are currently Southeast Asian records. When not freediving, Jonathan can be found playing underwater hockey and underwater rugby.
Former holder of several French records in deep-sea free diving (-68m), Gautier expresses herself through her underwater cinematography. The Reunion Island native shoots unique images in apnea, using her artistic flair and the infinite freedom of her movements. Top-side, Gautier is an author and a director. Her sensitivity explains her attraction to the world of fiction, as shown in Narcose.
Michelle started freediving in 2011 and has never looked back since. An ex-competitive swimmer, triathlete, underwater rugby player, rock climber and certified rescue scuba diver, she feels that freediving is the only sport to have had such a profound effect on her personality and lifestyle.
Although she enjoys the challenge of training and competition, Michelle's favourite part of freediving is spending time in the water connecting with other ocean inhabitants, which gave rise to her interest in marine conservation. She enjoys teaching and helping other people discover the joys of freediving.
Oli Christen is a Freedive Instructor Trainer and the owner of Freedive Flow Indonesia. As a leading Freedive Educator, he is a contributing author of the Molchanovs Wave System, author of the AIDA Manuals and a former member of the PADI Freediver Advisory Board.
Former Freediving champion Pepe Arcos is a full-time photographer and filmmaker. An award-winning, multitalented shooter, he captures unique images of ethereal calm that even the fastest scuba diver will fail to capture.
Stanley Sradaputta started his diving journey in 1990 since high school, where he fell in love with the ocean and became a PADI and CMAS scuba instructor to share his passion. His freediving challenge started in 2013 when he joined his first depth competition in Bali. Unable to resist his love for deep diving, he went deeper and broke the National Record every year. Until today, he is the deepest Indonesian freediver. As an AIDA and a SSI freediving instructor, he owns a freediving school and training center, organizes depth competitions in Indonesia and continues to promote the freediving sport.
Born and raised in France, Suzy is a Sino-Cambodian who now lives in Hong Kong, France and the Philippines. A former scuba-diving instructor, competitive swimmer, scientist, and pharmacist, Suzy started freediving in 2012 and co-founded the Freediving Planet, a freediving school dedicated to providing worldwide quality freediving education and equipment. As Hong Kong’s only English speaking Master Freediver Instructor, Suzy created one of the first freediving clubs there. In 2017, Suzy became an athlete freediver, competing internationally under France or Hong Kong. She is a two-time gold medallist and holds three Women Hong Kong records in depth disciplines.