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My name is Donny Mac, I’m a professional freediving instructor and athlete. I host the world’s most popular freediving podcasts and make educational videos and other freediving media.
I teaching unique freediving courses in Dahab, Egypt, and worldwide, supplemented with my knowledge of yoga, breath-work, meditation, mobility, bodywork and movement.
I see freediving as a way to understand myself better and overcome my limitations, and I love to share this knowledge with others!
WHAT IS FREEDIVING?
Freediving is the art of exploring the underwater world on a single breath of air. It is a life-changing skill, a sport, a leisure activity, a meditation, a healthy exercise, a vehicle for exploration, a mode of therapy, and a way of life!
Anyone can learn freediving and discover a new universe under the surface of the ocean, and in your deepest soul.
FREEDIVING COURSES IN DAHABFREEDIVING IN EGYPT'S FREEDIVING MECCA
I teach freediving courses and workshops
in the world’s freediving Mecca of Dahab, Egypt.
My focus is not on numbers and ticking off requirements for certifications.
I offer you more time to complete a course, more time in the ocean, more personal attention and more patience for you to overcome both physical and mental barriers on your journey through the depths.
WHY LEARN WITH ME?
Freediving is not like scuba diving.
Freediving is more like yoga or a martial art.
Achieving proficiency in freediving is a full mind and body process.
Most freediving courses are 2 or 3 days, at most.
If you are lucky, you will get into the ocean 3 times, often only twice.
After many years as a freediving school owner and educator, and having taught hundreds of students, I know that most students need more time. Almost everyone will face some challenges with equalisation, technique, anxiety, water-fear, and relaxation.
Let’s not through a checklist of requirements for your certification.
Let’s take time to really experience freediving as a deep,
soulful, healing and meaningful experience.
My courses take a minimum of 4 days, with up to 2 extra days in the water, if that’s what you need. We take plenty of rest and I offer stretching, yoga, meditation and other complimentary classes with your courses.
PODCASTSTHE FREEDIVING JOURNAL & THE FREEDIVE CAFÉ
Since 2017, Donny has hosted two of the world’s
dedicated freediving podcasts,
The Freedive Café and The Freediving Journal Podcasts.
He has interviewed more than 140
of the world’s best freedivers, coaches, scientists and more.
ONE-TO-ONE COACHINGONLINE PERSONAL COACHING
Are you preparing for a competition or simply want to reach new depths
in your personal freediving journey?
Donny has coached several competitive freedivers to record performances.
Coaching and support in apnea, flexibility, physical conditioning,
mindset, recovery and in-water training sessions
are available remotely and in person.
FREEDIVE TAIWANTAIWAN'S INTERNATIONAL FREEDIVING CENTRE
Operating since 2018, Freedive Taiwan was
Taiwan’s first dedicated international freediving education centre .
Premium freediving courses from beginner’s to masters level on the tropical island gem of Xiao Liuqiu Island in southern Taiwan.
Freedive Taiwan will be inactive through 2023!
Donny will be in Thailand then Egypt!