About Us

BREATHE EASY. FREEDIVING CENTRAL IS HERE

Freediving Central know how important it is for students to feel, and be safe and comfortable while they are learning to dive. With our unparalleled team of experienced and professional instructors, students can relax and learn new techniques and skills while enjoying the moment.

Your experience when diving into the world of freediving for the first time or continuing your training really comes down to the instructor you have. They are the person who helps you to feel safe, comfortable and confident to achieve what you want to achieve in this sport.

Freediving Central hold our instructors to an exceptional standard and only employ experienced freediving instructors. We have a thorough recruitment process which ensures all our instructors not only have the required experience and skill level, but the ability to recognise that each student learns in their own individual way and to adapt to this.

Meet The Team

p1010560-edit
  • Owner of Freediving Central
  • One of Australia’s most experienced freediving instructors
  • Molchanovs Freediving Instructor for Wave 1, 2 & 3
  • PADI Freediving Instructor for Freediver and Advanced Freediver
  • Survival Apnea Instructor

Dan Parsons is one of Australia’s best and most experienced freediving instructors. With over 9 years experience in the freediving industry and as an instructor, he has travelled all around the world training and freediving with some of the best competitive freedivers of all time! Dan’s extensive wealth of knowledge in the world of freediving lends him to be one of the most sought after freediving instructors in Australia. With an unparalleled ability to problem solve and to read the needs of his students, Dan creates an environment where divers can push themselves to achieve what they dream of, in a safe, comfortable and fun environment. 
 

Dan has always been an avid waterman, surfing his entire life! In recent years, Dan has worked as the head safety diver for National Geographic, providing safety for world renown underwater videographers and photographers, working in various remote locations around the world on expeditions. He has also worked with leading whale scientists and the Olympic canoe slalom team. His experience and value for safety is something that Dan applies to all of his freediving and he knows how important it is for students to feel, and be safe and comfortable while they are learning to dive.

Dan freedives for his absolute love for it, for relaxation and for the joy that comes from seeing his students achieve personal goals, become comfortable with new techniques and find their love for freediving too. 
 

“I have always had a really busy mind and freediving is the one thing that slows it down. When you’re diving all you think about is what you’re doing in the ‘right now’. You completely focus on the moment and it is so peaceful. Freediving has been life changing for me. My goal is to share this experience with everyone I dive with, so that they can find their own joy from freediving, whatever that may be.”

namaste-zen-yoga
  • Molchanovs Freediving Instructor for Wave 1, 2 & 3
  • SSI Freediving Instructor Level 1, 2 & 3 (Evan was the youngest person ever to be certified as a Level 3 SSI Instructor!)
 

After discovering his passion for freediving in Koh Tao, Thailand, Evan could not suppress his drive to succeed in this sport. Within months of Evan’s first freediving course, he was diving to 50m and holding his breath for over 6 minutes.

Evan’s true calling is sharing his love of freediving with others around him. During his years of teaching Evan was certified as a Wave 3 instructor, helping students to better understand freediving and in turn have a better understanding of their own diving capabilities.

Evan has dived all over the world and is a freediving junkie. He prides himself on his patience and fun loving attitude ensuring good times galore for all his students, as well as helping them to edge forever deeper and truly test their limits.

freediving training
  • Molchanovs Freediving Instructor for Wave 1 & 2
  • SSI Freediving Instructor Level 1 & 2

Livi grew up in Cornwall, England and was surrounded by the ocean. A water baby from a young age, you could find her swimming, sailing, surfing and water-skiing every weekend!

Livi discovered freediving during an around the world trip and has since worked as a Freediving Instructor in Thailand, Indonesia and now Australia, helping her students to discover the depths.

With a breath hold of 5 minutes and diving to depths of 43 meters in a single breath, Livi is happiest when in the water and loves sharing her knowledge, passion and energy with students from all around the world.

Captured at Ushuaia & Tierre Del Fuego NP on 14Mar, 2020 by Matt Horspool @Etchd Photography.
  • Professional Photographer and Videographer
  • Olympus Ambassador
  • Qualified Teacher
  • Freediver

Matt is a professional photographer, videographer, and qualified teacher based in Sydney, Australia.

He is an Olympus Ambassador who specialises in adventure travel, documenting the world from the land, air and sea. His work has garnered numerous global recognitions, featured on websites and publications such as Nat Geo and Redbull, and exhibited in galleries across the globe. Working with some of the world’s leading brands and tourism boards, Matt has completed projects and campaigns on all 7 of the Earth’s continents.

Matt utilises his teaching qualifications and skills to educate others in photography and videography both above and below the surface. He is a firm believer that everyone possesses the potential to learn; they just need a teacher that understands their unique way of learning.

Website: www.etchdphotography.com
Instagram: @etchd
Youtube: Etchd Photography
Portrait/Family/Wedding Website: www.matthorspool.com