Deepspot Challenge Ambassadors

Martin Zajac

Guest of Honor

Founder of the APNEAMAN sports club and APNEAMAN and APNEAUTIC.
Graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports at Charles University in Prague, coaching course.
Coach and member of the international freediving club APNEAMAN.
Slovakia’s representative in freediving, Top 10 athletes in the world from 2007-2011 and 2018.
Holder of many Slovak national records in CMAS and AIDA associations in the disciplines of DYN, DYN Bifins, DNF, FIM, CWT, CWT Bifins and CNF.
National coach of the Czech Republic from 2009 to 2017.
Awarded the title of “Best Trainer” by AIDA International in 2011.
Coach and trainer of 2018 World Champion Alessia Zecchina.
From 2020, the coach of World Champion Jennifer Wendalnd.
Apnea Academy Instructor # IS08CZ4330.
Apnea Academy instructor training in “Advanced Equalization” and “Variable & No Limit”.
NAUI Instructor # 47397, CMAS Dive Master, CMAS Oxygen Provider.
Trainer and coach in a mental training project for exposed employees and teams.

Kateryna Sadurska

– 4 world records, including 78m CNF
– 4 x World Champion (2022, 2023).
– № 1 in the overall ranking of AIDA women and № 2 combining the results from CMAS and AIDA
– More than 30 Ukrainian national records
– Former artistic swimmer: 2016 Olympic Games finalist, multiple World Championships medalist and European Champion
– Freediving instructor
– Founder of SAO, a sustainable swimwear brand.

Linda Paganelli

Linda Paganelli has been a passionate free diver for more than 20 years and currently represents Italy. In 2023, she won a silver medal at the World Championships. Her impressive results include 99 meters in the FIM (Free Immersion) and CWTB (Constant Weight with Bi-fins) disciplines. Records: Over the years, Linda has set numerous depth records in Italy, starting as early as 2005. Despite a five-year hiatus from training since 2016, she returned in 2021 with renewed strength and determination. Owner of diving schools: Outside the world of competition, Linda Paganelli is also an entrepreneurial woman, the proud owner of Freedive Dahab in Egypt and Atlantis Freediving School in Tenerife. Her commitment to the development of free diving includes not only sporting competition, but also supporting enthusiasts of the sport in developing their skills.

David Mellor

He set 4 CMAS Masters world records in all depth disciplines and was the first 60-year-old man to dive to a depth of 100 meters in competition. In addition, he set the CMAS national record for free diving (FIM) in the UK. He is also an instructor for the SHARE Pressure Equalization School and has coached many athletes who have achieved national records.

Yulia Maryevich

Apnea Academy Freediving Instructor since 2010. She completed the “Personal Trainer” program at the Sports Education Agency in 2012. Mental Training Instructor at Apnea Academy.

Latvian record holder in the pool and depth disciplines, coach of the Latvian Freediving Team. She set her first national record in 2010 and began to develop the freediving community in Latvia, co-founding and leading the “Free-Diving.LV” club.

Co-organizer of the popular international freediving competition “Riga AIDA Freediving Cup” from 2010 to 2020. AIDA level C pool judge, judge of two AIDA World Championships (Burgas 2022, Jeju 2023). Vice President of AIDA International. Underwater photographer.