Gauthier Ghilain, Freediving National Record holder, SSI and PADI Freediving Master Instructor, founder of Freedive Costa Rica and co-founder of Freedive Dubrovnik.
Former competitive swimmer in Belgium, worldwide itinerant scuba instructor, he discovered Freediving in 2008 and fell in love immediately with what he considers being "the most natural, intimate, and pure form of communion with the underwater world". After a few years learning freediving while teaching scuba, he naturally decided to drop the tank to devote himself entirely to his passion. He opened the first Freediving school in Costa Rica and got involved in International Competitive Freediving. In 2016, he met Srdjan and a few months later Freedive Dubrovnik was born. He found in Dubrovnik the perfect spot to transmit his passion to others, to help them evolve within this amazing sport and also to keep it up with his own training.
Gauthier is now an 80+ meters freediver and holds a Belgium National Record in Constant Weight without fins.
Srdjan Martinovic, the co-founder and assistant instructor of Freedive Dubrovnik has been a freediving enthusiast for most of his life, and is qualified in the AIDA, PADI & SSI freediving education systems. Having trained and dived with some of the world’ s top freedivers and instructors around the world, he is extremely happy to bring freediving to Dubrovnik.
Srdjan loves the freedom and the peace that freediving provides as well as the ability to interact with marine life in the most natural way possible. He has a great passion for the ocean which he shares with others through my teaching and also underwater photography. Freediving provides him with an opportunity to experience the life below the surface, and also satisfies his love for training and self-improvement, both physically and mentally.