We understand that finances vary, we have worked with small independent film makers all the way up to big budget TV shows and movies, so our fees are negotiable. Let us know what you want and we will make it work.
Professional references are available on request.
Ian Donald has been freediving since 1999. He started whilst on holiday in the Caribbean, diving with local spearfishermen and learning how they collected the big crayfish which were being cooked up on the beach every night.
He is the personal breath hold trainer for several of the UKs top surfers including Tom Butler, one of the UKs best big wave surfers. He has worked with the Royal Marines to assist their underwater skill set and has helped create new training techniques. He has also trained many professional camera operators and filmmakers in order to enhance their underwater abilities including the presenter and cameraman for the BBC 2 series ‘Hunters of the south seas’ and many others from the BBCs NHU.
He is also author of the freediving book ‘ Underwater foraging – freediving for food’, making him one of the worlds leading experts in sustainable underwater foraging. Through this he has worked with major television networks to assist them in creating programming related to breath-hold diving and the natural world.
Ian has been involved as a freediving expert in TV and film projects about/related to freediving, and his experience is often called upon for a wide range of projects around the world.
Freedive UK will be operating private one to one sessions in June and full courses from July,
Course numbers will be limited to 4 students and all social distancing and hygiene measures will be adhered to in non emergency circumstances.
Bookings are being taken and we will now be allowing course date changes if available up until 1 week before the course start in the case of a change of government policy or guidelines.
Please be sure that if you need accommodation to attend that this is secure, as we cannot refund due to a change in your accommodation choices.
Due to the restriction surrounding social distancing some elements of the advertised courses may differ, such as boat use. Please also note that until guidelines change in regards to travel in vehicles outside of your family unit or bubble you will need to transport yourself to and from dive sites.
Our standard terms and conditions apply to refunds and cancellations.
We are looking forward to diving with you