Diana García Benito
Many years ago Diana fell in love with freediving on the beautiful Cocos Island in Costa Rica. Now she is in Ibiza to spread the joy. As an experienced Pure Apnea and PADI Freediving Instructor, Submarine Pilot and Oceanographer, she brings a wealth knowledge to each class. And as a qualified Yoga Instructor she is able to blend her understanding of the mind, body and breath to make your experience of freediving wonderful.
She was introduced to freediving in a Mission Blue Trip to Cocos Island, Costa Rica, with Dr. Sylvia Earle, where Hanli Prinsloo was a VIP Guest, a South African freediver with six world records and ocean conservationist She is the founder and CEO if I AM WATER, an acclaimed speaker and coach. She was giving breathing and freediving workshops and Diana attended every time she was off work and got hooked forever in the freediving universe!.
Her Pure Apnea Level 1 happend in Isla de La Plata, Ecuador. During a volunteer work with I am Water Foundation with Hanli Prinsloo and Peter Marshall (former world record holder in the 50-meter backstroke and the 100-meter backstroke) and Ray of Hope Expeditions with Dr. Andrea Marshall the Queen of Mantas!.
Now, the next step was to continue the training in freediving, so she went to South Africa and Moçambique. Again as part of the I AM WATER Team, Pure Apnea Level 2 was achieved.
During her time in South Africa (several months), she met the founder of Pure Apnea Organization, John Daines and his lovely wife Daniela Daines. The training was tough in a freezing quarry, but the instructors John Daines and the mermaid Beth Neale (the most beautiful soul Diana have ever met and South African Free immersion freediving record holder!) were part of an amazing experience, with professionalism, human warm, helpfulness and love!
Then Level 3 and Instructor Course took place in Bali, Indonesia with the incredible Polish freediver Agata Bogusz (nationals record holder). After the Instructor course was complete, Diana was offered a job as an instructor at Fusion Freediving & Yoga. She completed the crossover to become a PADI Freediving Instructor, it means Diana gives Pure Apnea and PADI certifications to her students.
From November 2018, Diana will be teaching AIDA freediving courses, now as a Master Freediving Instructor, this means that the AIDA 4 freediving course is available! Now you can really become an independent (not alone) freediver having all the knowledge in order to have a safe session.
Prepare yourself to have a stunning journey, don't hesitate to contact us and explore more!
Livio is a photographer in love with freediving and the ocean. Travelling around south east Asia and learning scuba diving, he discovered freediving. After trying it for the first the first time, he decided to continue in his career to become an Apnea Total instructor with Julia Mouce in Apnea Bali (Indonesia). He then did an AIDA instructor crossover with Cristian Castaño Villa in Dahab (Egypt).
He worked mostly in Indonesia for 3 years in Gili Air at Freedive Air school as a freediving instructor, teaching beginners to master student. He also did coach Cristian Castaño Villa for his first national record in Static Apnea for Colombia and Diana Garcia Benito for her national record for Spain.
In the mean time he was part of a Belgian reggae band called “Atomic Spliff” as the official photographer and videographer touring Europe on the biggest summer festival.
He is now specialised in underwater photography, doing photo shoot for professional freedivers, people in training/courses, competitions and conservation projects
Livio offers a professional underwater freediving workshop, where you’ll learn how to shoot and edit amazing photos. The name FAKEYE (fake eye) is a alias as an underwater artist. A camera is a third eye and a fake one, used to see and show the underwater world.You can get more information about courses and his work on his website www.fakeyeproduction.com or on social network Instagram @liviofakeye. To see all his videos, from underwater to reggae music go to his Youtube Channel @fakeyeproduction.