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Freediving Instructor Gonzalo

Gonzalo

Gonzalo’s story is one of discovery, adventure, and ultimately, finding a place to call home. An industrial engineer by trade, he left his native Peru in 2015 to travel the world and explore his true passions: freediving and photography.

After living in five different countries, he has now settled on the Gold Coast to cultivate his love for the ocean and share his passion with others. As a certified freediving instructor, Gonzalo has had the opportunity to train and be coached by the biggest names in the industry such as Alexey Molchanov, Adam Stern, Maria Zosa, Thibault Guignes, Frida Lemus and Yoram Zekri, among others. He has competed in more than 8 international freediving competitions achieving with this 4 peruvian national records in his ongoing competitive carrier.

Now he spends his time training and coaching competitive freedivers while he teaches students of all levels how to freedive safely and effectively. Whether you’re looking to take your first breath hold or capture stunning underwater shots, Gonzalo can help you achieve your goals in a very safe and fun way.

 
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Freediving Instructor Trainer Matt

Matt

Originally from England and the corporate life, in 2018 he decided to embark on an adventure into the deep blue. This adventure lead him to become a freediving instructor trainer, competitive free diver and freediving coach.

Years later, Matt has competed in and taught freediving worldwide and now shares his passion for freediving with others in the Sunshine Coast and Airlie Beach. Specialising in breath work, meditation and increasing in water confidence at all levels, with Matt’s help, anyone can learn to freedive or take their freediving to the next level.

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Ssi padi Jenna Black Freediving Instructor

Jenna

Jenna found her love for the ocean when she was just a child, growing up in Australia with parents who were both divers. From a young age, she loved snorkeling and diving, and the sense of adventure and exploration that came with it. So when she discovered freediving – a way to explore the ocean without a lot of equipment – it felt like the perfect fit. 

Jenna is now based on the Sunshine Coast and loves sharing her passion for freediving with others, teaching them how to safely explore the underwater world. When she’s not busy teaching or training, you’ll find her creating underwater content – so if you take a freediving course with Jenna, be prepared to star in a social media video!

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Gonzalo

About Gonzalo Gonzalo’s story is one of discovery, adventure, and ultimately, finding a place to call home. A civil engineer by trade, he left his native Peru in 2015 to travel the world and explore ...
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Matt

About Matt It was a dark and stormy night… no, wait. That’s not right. Anyway, Matt had had enough of the corporate life in England. He was sick of the rain, sick of being cooped ...
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OceanSense Freediving Reviews

Excellent5.0 Based on 338 reviews fromPeter T.Peter T. ★★★★★ “You don’t know what you don’t know” wow, I've been in and around ocean activities all my life and this L1 coarse opened my eyes and put a lot of fineness and more importantly a lot of valuable safety components into my dive routine.I can’t thank Jenna and Matt enough.Michał M.Michał M. ★★★★★ I had the opportunity to complete my level 1 freediving certification with Jenna. Jenna is very knowledgeable, patient, and a great communicator. She’s really a pleasure to work with and a great personality. I would highly recommend training with Ocean Sense and Jenna in particular.Luke M.Luke M. ★★★★★ Very informative course! As a spear fisherman we probably aren’t as aware of recovery and the appropriate techniques to conserve oxygen compared to Freedive where it is a lot more regulated. Being able to pick up on small changes to improve breath hold time as well as comfortability whilst diving was well worth completing this course. Highly recommend it even if you are a seasoned spearo.Bree M.Bree M. ★★★★★ I’ve been on two retreats now with these incredible instructors. The first was in Amed -Bali and it was amazing! Highly recommend!This was with Matt, Jenna and Gonzalo - all instructors are fabulous!The second is one I just finished up in Lake Barrine. I’ve been wanting to focus more on progressing my diving and getting comfortable with going deeper. The Oceansense team set up the space so brilliantly; from meeting everyone the night before, preparing us with exercises before we go into the water and then when we were in the water, starting off slow and watching our techniques. By the end of the last day, I was diving comfortably to depths that I used to struggle to get to.They really care about your small wins and their passion for their job really shines.Thankyou so much Matt and Jenna for sharing your knowledge. And Thankyou Lisa as well!Definitely recommend the wonderful Oceansense Team 🌟💜Taru H.Taru H. ★★★★★ I did a freediving depth camp and wave3 course with oceansense freediving. I haven’t been freediving for a while and was not so sure how it goes. Matt and Jenna made me feel really relaxed with my dives, they were really good instructors, so it was easy to take all the new information in and to the practice. I definitely got so much to take with me to my freediving journey. 😊Marinda P.Marinda P. ★★★★★ I just completed my Level 1 PADI Freedive course with Gonzalo and the crew at OceanSense. Had such a wonderful time and exceeded my own expectations thanks to their teaching. Massive thank you and highly recommend 🙂Mark C.Mark C. ★★★★★ Amazing instructors make this a sport that anyone can find joy in immersing into. Beautiful locations too!Jackson W.Jackson W. ★★★★★ We had an amazing experience with OceanSense! As a passionate spearo, I found their course incredibly beneficial for perfecting my technique and learning essential life-saving recoveries. Matt and the team are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you reach new personal bests while ensuring safety remains paramount.My partner, who was less experienced and a bit anxious about the course, also joined me. The OceanSense team went above and beyond, taking the time to work with her on equalization and finning technique. They were patient and accommodating, showing genuine care for each participant's progress and well-being.I wholeheartedly recommend OceanSense to anyone with a love for the water. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for their students' success make them stand out. Thanks to OceanSense, we had a fantastic time!Regards Jack and Shaqiraalex C.alex C. ★★★★★ Awesome course with great instructors.Was very interesting to learn the facts and put them to practice.Cheers🤙Derek J.Derek J. ★★★★★ Conducted my freedive level 1 with Jenna and Matt, they made the course enjoyable and held a relaxed atmosphere- good people ,fun course !Trent K.Trent K. ★★★★★ Thanks Jenna and the Ocean Sense team it was absolutely amazing. You guys have given me a new perspective of free diving and I’m slightly obsessed 🤪. I felt so welcomed and comfortable the whole time, and my mates and I had and really fun weekend while learning so much about ourselves. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ruby S.Ruby S. ★★★★★ 100% recommend free diving! Jenna was amazing with the theory side of it while also making the practical diving skills so enjoyable and fun while also being educational. Loved the weekend learning to free drivedaniel P.daniel P. ★★★★★ Very friendly great team, make you feel very welcome and relaxed. Money well spent. Look forward to doing the next level with them.Callista H.Callista H. ★★★★★ Enjoyed getting my freediving certification, instructor was very helpfulRaquel Alegría R.Raquel Alegría R. ★★★★★ El curso que lleve en OceanSense Freediving con Gonzalo fue muy completo, cubrimos teoría y practica de wave 1 reforzando y sumando a los conocimientos que ya tenía. Resaltó que cubrió mía expectativas. Gonzalo transmite confianza y tranquilidad, eso se vio reflejado en mis buceos en el mar. Estou feliz! He avanzado considerablemente en mi practica de apnea gracias al curso del sistema educativo Molchanov de Oceansense freediving y a Gonzalo Cortés. Totalmente recomendado!Rob A.Rob A. ★★★★★ Had a great time with these guys, even with bad vis. Will go out again for sure!Helen Grace Aranda R.Helen Grace Aranda R. ★★★★★ La experiencia de hacer el curso y certificarme como Wave 1 fue totalmente alucinante! Gonzalo tiene la capacidad de fomentar que podamos permitirnos relajarnos y concentrarnos a la vez, para poder hacer las inmersiones adecuadas.Había ido solo una vez al mar a hacer profundidad y había llegado a los 9 metros, honestamente pensaba que no lograría llegar a los 12 metros requeridos para la certificación y esa idea me aterraba, pero durante el curso, aprendí a confiar más en mi y en mis capacidades, logre llegar a 13.5 metros en mi primer intento de inmersión con Gonzalo y la sensación fue de otro mundo! 🤩.Estoy sumamente agradecida de que Gonzalo se haya animado a impartir el curso en Lima y lo esperamos con mucho cariño para su próxima visita! Y nuestra próxima certificación como Wave 2 o tal vez wave 3!.Acá seguimos entrenando constantemente y saliendo al mar de manera más continua.Gracias Gonzalo, nos dejaste grandes enseñanzas e impartiremos lo aprendido con nuestros compañeros de entrenamiento.Gracias #OceanSenseFreediving y #Molchanovs por permitirnos realizar esta súper aventura. El team #OceanMen los espera con los brazos abiertos en Lima 🤗.Gracias totales! Los super recomiendo!Connie Antuanette Pinto Salerno (.Connie Antuanette Pinto Salerno (. ★★★★★ Gonzalo es el instructor que todos desearían tener, tanto si estás empezando en el mundo del freediving o si ya tienes un nivel avanzado. Tiene un approach y don innato para enseñar y transmitir todos sus conocimientos. Es muy paciente y te genera seguridad y confianza para lograr todos tus objetivos. Sin duda recomiendo este curso.Enrique V.Enrique V. ★★★★★ Gonzalo es un excelente instructor, no solo explica de manera natural, tiene una manera muy sencilla de hacer las cosas sin dejar de lado ningun detalle de seguridad que es lo primordial. Han sido unos dias buenisimos con el como instructor, te da seguridad en todo momento. Muchas gracias Gonzalo y espero que no pase mucho para volver a encontrarnos!ysaac suaña B.ysaac suaña B. ★★★★★ Increíble experiencia compartida y un gran programa impartida por Gonzalo Cortes, instructor completo y experimentado en este campo de la apnea. Nos ha dejado maravillados con el conocimiento y pedagogía mostrada que tiene para que todos seamos mejores.js_loader

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