Meet the Go Freediving instructors

Our courses are all taught by the world-class Go Freediving instructors you see below. They come from all walks of life but are united in their skill and passion for freediving. Click on an instructor’s picture to read more about them.

Emma Farrell
Emma FarrellInstructor Trainer
Emma is one of the world’s leading freediving instructors and author of the stunning book One Breath. She’s been teaching freediving since 2002.
David Mellor
David MellorInstructor
David started freediving when he went spearfishing, before realising that he’d better take a proper course so he knew what he was doing.
Zoe Strandquist
Zoe StrandquistInstructor
Zoe has a brain the size of a small planet and a heart to match. She can talk about freediving without hesitation, repetition or deviation for the next millennia.
Jorgen Strandquist
Jorgen StrandquistInstructor
Jorgen has always described himself as a restless soul, skiing black runs as soon as he could walk. He’s toured the world working in the music industry.
Charles Matthee
Charles MattheeInstructor
Charles grew up in South Africa and started spearfishing at a young age. He has spearfished all over the world and holds several South African records.
Heather Coutts
Heather CouttsInstructor
Heather is our very own action woman, who first became aware of freediving as an 18 year-old marine biology student watching The Big Blue with her friends.
David Morgan
David MorganInstructor
David’s love and enthusiasm for freediving began in 1999, when he was working in a dive shop on the island of Utila in Honduras.
Simon Reid
Simon ReidInstructor
Simon discovered freediving in 1971 when he was bought a big old oval diving mask. Even though he couldn’t swim, he spent hours ducking underwater.