Monday, November 28, 2022

10 Awe-inspiring Freediving YouTube Channels


When you are stuck in the dry and unable to freedive freely, what are your options?

You can discover YouTube channels dedicated to offering tips, providing inspiration, and covering news, all of which are dedicated to freediving. Below is a compilation of YouTube channels filled with freediving tips, stories, videos, competitions, and interviews with notable names in freediving that are all accessible to viewers at the touch of a button. Check out the best of freediving that YouTube has to offer and expand your list of subscriptions to keep your motivation to discover the underwater world alive, even in the driest periods of your life.

Guillaume Néry

Guillaume Néry, a French freediving champion, and world record holder has created some of the world’s most recognized freediving videos and extraordinary short films with his freediving partner and underwater artist, Julie Gautier. From artistic pieces in deep pools to extraordinary compilations of freediving in the most beautiful places in the world, Guillaume Néry’s YouTube channel is a huge influence in freediving and shows the world an incredibly imaginative narrative of the sport.

Adam Freediver

Adam Freediver (whose real name is Adam Stern), an Australian freediving athlete, national record holder, and freediving instructor, is already well-known on YouTube for his “How to Frenzel Equalize” video that has guided many beginner students into achieving proper equalization technique. His YouTube channel covers an increasingly wide range of informational videos, how-to videos, guides, and even fun peeks into his personal life. His enthusiastic way of speaking and love for freediving is infectious and makes his YouTube channel a must-have in your subscription list.

Daan Verhoeven

Daan Verhoeven is a freediving instructor, national record holder, and an incredible freediving photographer/cameraman who is known internationally for his alluring photos and videos of freedivers in competitive and artistic settings. He collaborates with the world’s deepest, most talented freedivers to create truly awe-inspiring videos that are an inspiration for anyone who wishes to go on or is already deep into their freediving journey.

The YouTube channel of includes DeeperBlue’s podcast, which covers what is going on in the underwater world from freediving, scuba diving, diving travel, and ocean advocate perspective. DeeperBlue’s YouTube channel also covers enlightening and in-depth DEMA interviews exploring diving technology and equipment. From interviews with top freediving athletes to controversies in the underwater world, become immersed in stories from under the sea from the comfort of your own home.

Freedive Passion

Freedive Passion is a YouTube channel created by Harry Chamas, a national record-holding freediving coach based in Dahab with 10 years of freediving experience and 7 years of coaching and teaching experience. His insightful videos cover a wide range of topics including dry training techniques, overcoming equalization issues, stretching for freediving, and freediving workout videos. His channel answers questions that freedivers from every level might have and his videos provide tons of free and useful information on creating your own training plan.

Molchanovs Freediving

Molchanovs Freediving is the YouTube channel of the Molchanovs Movement, a freediving education system created by freedivers for freedivers. This channel is filled with especially useful equipment and training tips for freedivers, fun dry challenges for freedivers of all levels, and informational interviews with various athletes and coaches for every freediving discipline, including Alexey Molchanov, a national and world record holder in most freediving disciplines and co-founder of Molchanovs.

VB Freediving

Vertical Blue is known by most avid freedivers as one of the most exciting freediving competitions to watch every year. With Diveye, Vertical Blue captures the entire dives of top athletes all over the world, enabling viewers to see freediving techniques in detail and to share in the experience of competition. VB Freediving’s YouTube channel is filled with Live Feeds from competitions, highlights from notable competition dives, and interviews with athletes covering their competition experiences and training questions.

AIDA Freediving

The AIDA World Championship freediving competition is home to many national and world records set by extraordinary freedivers all around the world. With the help of Diveye, you can view the dives of all the competitors from beginning to end and listen to in-depth interviews of top freediving athletes in between dives to gain insight into their lives, training regimens, and competition experiences.

Gert Leroy

Gert Leroy, a national record holder, and freediving instructor gear his YouTube videos towards freedivers with helpful training tips, fun stories from a freediving perspective, and freediving news. For those who remain in the dry or have not taken a course yet, he also offers breathing techniques and how to breath-hold on land.

Crystal Freediving

Crystal Freediving a freediving school located in Koh Tao, Thailand, and owned by freediving instructor Sergey Busargin. This YouTube channel is dedicated to training tips for freedivers, freediving science, equipment and book reviews, stretching and exercise advice, and how-to videos aimed at beginner and intermediate freedivers.

Kristina Zvaritch
Kristina Zvaritch
Kris is an AIDA/Molchanovs Freediving Instructor and one of the founders of SaltyMind Freediving on the little island of Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan. She has written 100+ articles centered around freediving for and co-authored the Molchanovs Wave 4 - Competitive Freediving manual. When Kris isn't writing or teaching freediving, you can find her floating on a wave at the beach or struggling to learn Mandarin on land.