Freediving Planet Team

Freediving Planet Instructors, Adventurers, Hosts and Partners will make your freediving experience unforgettable ! 

Our team consists of experienced and ambitious divers, hosts and travel specialists.

As a Passionate and Qualified team of Freediving Planet,  we will do our best to help you and guide you into the Freediving World.  

Don't hesitate to contact us !


The founders

Jean-Pol FRANCOIS (a.k.a : JP) - Belgium

AIDA Education Head Officer
AIDA Instructor Trainer
AIDA Judge Instructor 
AIDA International Judge (AI)
PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer

PADI, NAUI, SDI Scuba Instructor
EFR Instructor
Competition Freediver
Static apnea National Record holder (Belgium)
Founder and Former CEO of AIDA Belgium
Organizer of National and International AIDA Competitions
Organizer of one round of the AIDA World Cup in 2000

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Jean-Pol comes from Belgium and under Freediving Planet, he brings the best freediving education into the South East Asian region. 

JP is a professional passionate Freediving Instructor. He has been freediving for more than 25 years. He has participated to many International freediving competitions and World Championships. He also did some National and World records, and he is still an active competitor and member of the Belgian National team. 
 

JP arrived in Asia in early 2010 and was one of the first AIDA Instructor Trainer based in Asia. He travelled all around the South East Asia (Korea, Singapore, Malaysia , Philippines , Hong Kong, China) to share his passion for Freediving and to start to develop the freediving community. Now, most of the AIDA Instructors, Freedivers, and Athletes in the South East Asia were JP's students!
JP is one of the few who can educate the future AIDA International Freediving Judges, so more and more Freediving competitions can be held in Asian countries. So he is not only the Godfather of Freediving instructors or Athletes, he is also the Godfather of most of the AIDA Judges in Asia and many around the world.

 

What JP says about freediving :

« Freediving is more than a huge passion for me, it’s a communion with the liquid element and a philosophy of life that definitely brings you a better and healthier life and allows you to access the well being and happiness. My dream of the Big Blue became reality and my mission is to share it with you and show you the safe way to achieve your goals. »

Suzanne LIM - (a.k.a: SUZY) - French

AIDA Master Instructor 
AIDA International Judge (D)

PADI Freediver Master Instructor

PADI Scuba Instructor

EFR Instructor
Ocean Conservationist & Activist
Organizer of National and International AIDA Competitions

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Suzy comes from France and has a background in the Biological sciences. After earning a PhD in Pharmaceutics, and Biotechnology, and a MBA she put her skills to use in pharmaceutical industry.
Suzy has been a water person since her young age. Her underwater adventure started 20 years ago as a competition swimmer. The water is her natural element. In the water, she feel at home and in Peace. Being a good swimmer was not enough for her to be part of the water world, so she pursue her underwater adventure as a Scuba diver and then became a Scuba Diving Instructor in 2010. But, to get closer to the ocean inhabitants, she started freediving and since then, she is exploring the beauty of the Ocean on a single breath of air, almost every single day. 

Suzy’s love the Ocean and its inhabitants began during her youth, and she is now using her freediving skills to collaborate with Project:C:Change, an organisation dedicated to generate awareness in China and Asia about global environmental degradation, climate change and conservation through Media Arts. She is ta PADI and AIDA Master freediver Instructor and an AIDA International Judge. 


She is living in Hong Kong where she is teaching AIDA and PADI freediving courses and gives trainings. She also coordinates and develops Freediving Planet activities


What Suzy says about freediving :

 « I was looking for a different mean to enjoy underwater world and to get closer to its habitant. Freediving helps me in my quest. It brings me the feeling to belong to the ocean and to be part of the undersea creatures.»



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