Our Freediving Team
Rakel, SSI & AIDA Instructor, Big Blue Freediving
Rakel was born in Barcelona, Spain in a village in the Pyrenees. A lover of outdoor sports such as climbing, snowboarding, hiking, skating, horseback riding and boxing among others. She discovered her passion for the sea when living several years in Tarragona, on the Mediterranean Sea. Determined to progress in Freediving, she decided to travel to Dahab where she became an AIDA Freediving Instructor and, since, has participated in several competitions. A lover of all modalities of Freediving and an abundance of experience training with many freedivers, some of them the best in this sport.
After a few years in Dahab, Rakel relocated to Beijing, China to teach AIDA courses in swimming pools and deep aquariums in both Beijing and Shanghai. Now after immense experience in China, and missing so much diving in the sea, Rakel has relocated to Koh Tao, Thailand! Rakel completed her SSI Freediving Instructor course and is now duel certified! Rakel can teach in both English and Spanish!
Rakel: I discovered my passion for Freediving when enjoying the sea. I feel free, peaceful and relaxed when i’m in the blue forgetting that the outside world exists, becoming apart of the amazing underwater world. I love to share all of my experience and knowledge with my students’. It is really a pleasure training students’ that have never tried freediving before. They get to discover, for the first time, the art of freediving and I get to share that experience with them! Growing on me everyday is my love for teaching Freediving. Teaching Freediving is not a job for me, this is a lifestyle that I don’t ever want to change!
“Only one breath, only feelings, only peace, only with yourself, only blue… only Freedive” - Rakel