Meet the Team
"We may not have gills, but we've got the skills."
Petra is the epitome of a real ocean lover and ocean adventurer! An exceptional diver, her true strength is in her knowledge and passion for sea life and her incredible ability to interact with the fauna around her. Her big, beautiful smile is matched by her heart, and her love of the sea brightens everyone’s day and makes learning a truly wonderful experience.
For the last 4 years, she has been living and diving around the incredible Sea of Cortez. As the founder of Freediving Explorations, she hopes to share her respect and admiration for the water and all sea life with others.
Partner in Crime
Freediving legend and multiple World Record Holder, Carlos is perhaps best known for being the first person to dive beyond 100m in FIM and CWT (unassisted disciplines) in 2003 and 2004, dives that made history. Over the course of Carlos’ twenty-year career, he has pushed the boundaries of Freediving while amassing Guinness accolades, documentary fame, and sporting world records including becoming world champion twelve times.
Apart from his impressive competitive career, Carlos brings 16 years of teaching, he has fine-tuned his teaching methods to guide his students to reach new levels physically and mentally.
Instructor & Field manager
Pedro Javier Castillo
Pedro’s love of freediving started with his spearfishing hobby, but that was only the beginning. Since then, he has become an instructor and specialist in the magical cave system in the Yucatan.
He is passionate about the work he does and loves spreading his joy of life with people. He has been an AIDA instructor for the last eight years.