ROATAN FREEDIVING SCHOOL & TRAINING CENTER
Located in the Caribbean Sea, Roatán is surrounded by crystal clear waters that are calm and warm making this island one of the best venues for freediving in the world. Part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the world, you can discover a great diversity of marine life and underwater walls that drop-off to hundreds of meters only a few swim strokes away from white sand beaches.
Roatan Freediving School & Training Center is also the organizer of the annual Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition and offers AIDA, APNEA TOTAL and PADI Freediver courses from beginner to Instructor level with optional accommodation at Mayan Princess Resort www.mayanprincess.com
at West Bay and Splash Inn Resort www.splashinnresorts.com
at West End
CRISTIAN CASTANO VILLA
COLOMBIAN MULITPLE NATIONAL RECORD
Cristian, although born far from the sea in the high mountains of the Colombian Andes, has always had a love for the ocean. He began his freediving career in Koh Tao, Thailand in 2014 and since has been teaching in some of the most recognized freediving spots around the world including; Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt and now, Honduras. Cristian holds a wealth of experience as an instructor in both AIDA (instructor trainer) and Apnea total (master instructor). His passion for freediving extends to regular training and competitions where he has broken national records 9 times. Cristian is the current record holder for Colombia of all the depth disciplines with marks of 85m FIM, 85m CWT and 59m CNF.
Esteban Darhanpé (ARG) moved to Honduras in 2000. Over the years he has become the local reference for freediving on Roatán thanks to his continuous effort to promote and practice the sport. He organized the first freediving courses in 2010, and created and organized the Roatan Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in 2013. Since its inaugural event, the international competition is considered one of the more important competitions in the world, bringing in athletes, world record holders, world champions, and national record holders from five different continents to compete annually. Esteban has been honored and privileged to gain experience from these athletes both personally and as a freediver.
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