Blue Immersion was founded in 2010 by a French-Tunisian Freediver Akim Adhari. Very limited in budget, he started teaching all courses by himself, doing some marketing early morning before diving and late evening after training. The freediving center was located in a resort called Good Time Adventure. Akim worked really hard and made Freediving a fast growing activity in Koh Tao. End of 2012 he decide to sale the company to Flo a good friend of him to move on with his dream. In Tunisia he bought a boat and sailed around the Mediterranean sea to teach Spearfishing and Freediving.
End of 2012 Flo became the owner and manager of Blue Immersion.Before being a professional Freediver, Flo was a optometrist working in France and Australia. In 2010 he thought that the city life was to superficial and depressing so he decided to quite everything to explore the seas which have always been mysterious, fascinating and scary for him. He became a scuba diving instructor, then a technical diver and finally a freediving Instructor. In 2013 he started to show interest in freediving competitions where he is known as a up and coming star. Florian can now hold his breath for 9 minutes and freedive to 85 meters. He spend most of his time training and teaching advanced, master and instructor courses in Blue Immersion. Flo’s coaching skills are highly spoken off by his freediving students. From the first moment he became the manager of the diving school, he believed in Thailand’s high potential for freediving courses and fun trips. He renovated Blue Immersion. The center became much bigger and started to offer new services such as intense master course, freediving specialties, freediving trips, food and accommodation services.
As the school grew bigger, it needed more Freedive professionals to run it and to increase the quality of our services higher and higher. End of 2013 Blue Immersion welcomed two new owners, Lotta Ericson and Linda Paganelli. Lotta is a former static apnea World Champion. In 2007, she surpassed all her competitor with a 7min+ breath hold. She also competed in depth disciplines and dynamic apnea reaching 71 meters and 167meters. Lotta stopped competing years ago when she realised she was happier sharing her skills and knowledge to others than training hard to freedive a couple meters deeper or longer. She trained over 300 new freediving instructors and have co-written the freediving manuals of AIDA and SSI. Lotta also became the course director of ssi Freediving education system. All instructors who want to become an ssi freediving trainer in the world must go to her seminar. She also have co-writen new freediving specialities, which are available in most ssi freediving center around the world. At Blue Immersion she makes sure that all our Instructors have high teaching abilities and knowledge. You will be surprised how much our instructors know about Freediving and how well the theory sessions of each course is conducted. Thanks to our ssi Queen of Freediving!
Blue Immersion is now run by those four Freediving Trainers and Athletes. Our dive center quickly became well known as one of the most successful Freediving school in the world with 1000 students every year. We made hundreds are SSI Freediving Instructors who are now working in the same industry and making a living off their passion. We trained few Athletes who are now some of the best freedivers in competitions. The first thing you will notice at Blue Immersion is how we are passionated and obsessed with this sport! Blue immersion is well known worldwide to deliver high quality freediving courses. The smart structure of our training allow students to perform well very fast and very fast. The freediving training always start with some theory as we believe the more you understand the science of freediving, the faster you will achieve results. Pool training is the second part of each freediving course. Working on swimming techniques, getting use to the long freediving fins, practicing ears equalisation and more… The final part of each freediving course is the depth training. You will surprise how easy 10,20,30,40 meters freedive is when you have the knowledge and the right preparation.