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Josh. Royal Marines. Newcastle The course was absolutely amazing! Sven hasn't stopped texting me about it since we left and we're already planning on a spearfishing trip ASAP. Ian was brilliant, can't believe how much we actually learnt in such a short space of time...The seal was exciting, not sure zoey thought the same though!...

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Meet the Team

Ian Donald - AIDA instructor trainer and Freedive UK course director Ian has taught a huge range of people to freedive, from all walks of life. His relaxed and inclusive approach to the sport means that no one will feel like they can't achieve their full potential. He holds the highest certification given by AIDA, 'instructor...

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Do you need a freediving or marine foraging expert? We are well versed and confident in working with all aspects of the media, be it print or broadcast. With freediving and marine expert Ian Donald we can provide for all your  sub-aqua needs... Expert freediving advice and tuition Shoreline foraging Spearfishing Freediving stunt work Underwater...

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Where to meet

Freediving, spearfishing courses will start from... In front of the Quicksilver surf school, Esplanade rd, Newquay (Here you can hire wetsuits and wait inside if need be) If you have any questions regarding location or times please feel free to contact us.

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Information

Freediving/spearfishing equipmentWe have teamed up with some of the UKs leading freediving and spearfishing kit suppliers in order to be able to offer our students the best deals on the web! Ian Donald is proudly sponsored by Epsealon freediving and spearfishng equipment. If you haven't heard of Epsealon they used to be known as JB...

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Head Instructor

Head Instructor - Ian Donald AIDA Master Instructor and instructor trainer Ian Donald has been freediving since 2000. He started whilst on holiday in the Caribbean, diving with local spearfishermen and learning how they collected the big crayfish which were being cooked up on the beach every night. This love of breath hold diving continued...

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Contact

If we don't answer the phone, please email us or contact us via facebook, we may be away or under the water somewhere! We aim to respond to all emails with 24hrs. We are based in Newquay Cornwall, where we have an office and lockup (no shop). We meet students at the Esplanade Hotel and the Glendorgal...

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Freedive UK is an AIDA freediving and spearfishing school offering freediving courses, lessons, tours and trips in Cornwall and further afield.

As seen on Channel 4s ‘Hidden Talent’ Show, Jimmys forest,  BBC countryfile and BBC The One Show

Freediving is the sport of breath hold diving. Made famous by top level athletes performing dives to over 200m on a single breath, it is often perceived as a sport for the reckless, stupid or superhuman. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Although mentally and physically demanding, freediving can be for everyone… let us show you what freediving can mean for you.

Freedive UK know more Cornish freediving sites than any school in the country, we have been diving here for years and our network of breath hold divers is always discovering new secret spots, offshore, inshore, deep or not so deep…. everywhere…. just for you! Want to sit on a deserted beach having your lunch? Done! Want to dive through a reef cave? Done! We are fully accredited with AIDA  and the BFA.