Zola Chen, a marine ecology photographer, dived in Tonga, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Japan and other places because of her love for cetaceans. The "Floating Together", a series of Humpback whale images, won the Honorable Mention and the Art Book Award of the International Photography Awards (IPA). Zola has participated in many underwater photography projects such as the Research Project of Lemon shark in Dongsha island, Cetaceans study in the eastern Taiwan, the Kuroshio’s Voyage Project, and the Megamouth Shark Documentary Program. Her works have been published in Science Magazine, Classic Magazine, Kuroshio Island Voyage, Ocean Taiwan, and other publications.
"The sky is unlimited. I roll the dice perhaps because I have nothing to lose." Suffering from depression in 2017, he gave up his dream of stage performance and devoted his life and soul to the ocean through his passion for freediving instead. "I can be identified as a freediving instructor, a dancer, or an underwater model, but I prefer to Afa." He wishes to pass on the strength given to him by the ocean to those who cannot experience it personally, with the hope that more people will cherish and protect our deep water resources. Before jumping into the ocean, Afa didn't understand the reason why we should change the convenient habits. However, now he urges his students to reduce the use of non-reusable products, advocating and promoting environmental awareness through his freediving classes in DEEPSOUL (Liuqiu).
With 6 years of diving experience, Arwen specializes in macro diving mastering and underwater macro photography. Because of her love for marine animals, she quickly got familiar with the ecology in Taiwan seas. She very often dives to practice finding creatures and underwater photography and can always find rare treasures in various seas. Through her photos and sharing, she becomes well-known as a "Dive Master with Magical Eyes" in the industry. Her works have been published in Ocean Taiwan, Rhythms Monthly, Divine with BlueTrend, and Beneath Taiwan Beyond Dive which was published by the Hong Kong Office of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.
Yen, AIDA Master Instructor as well as Molchanovs W2 instructor. Her journey into Freediving started with her obsession with fish. Fishes in aquarium, fishes in pet shops, and even fishes in the fish markets, she loves all kinds of fish. Finally, she decided that the best way to enjoy them is to visit them at their most natural environment, with the most natural way, Freediving. Exploring the other 70% of the world with Freediving, Yen wants to share her passion with the underwater world with everyone, hoping they would one day learn to love it as much as she did. Freediving is just the beginning of a band new life style, through her teaching, she wanted to deliver more than just skills, it is not about how long you can hold your breath or how deep you could go. It is all about the enjoyment of a lifestyle that surround yourself with the peacefulness of Freediving and the serene blue of the ocean. Freediving is not just a sport, it is part of our life, all who dives within are family.
Dr. Chen Xinghan graduated from the National Defense Medical Center. During his tenure as a medical officer on the Dangyang Warship (DD911), he was deeply attracted by the sea. In 1985, Dr. Chen went to South Africa to study diving and hyperbaric oxygen medicine. He cured countless diving patients with hyperbaric oxygen. He wrote Diving Injury Q & A, Dictionary of Diving & Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine, Q&A for Diving Decompression Sickness and Health Insurance Declaration Process, Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine.
Director O Turn, commercial, drama, documentary, and film director, water sports enthusiast, fell in love with the sea because of diving. His movie Whale Island was released in Taiwan in April 2021. Over 13,000 students were invited to watch the movie for free. He has published two books in Taiwan.
Lee KunHsuan entered the Collection and Research Division of the National Museum of Natural Science as an Assistant Curator and Collection Manager of Invertebrates in March 1996. His research focuses on coelenterates (mainly sea anemones), annelids (mainly polychaetes), echinoderms (mainly sea urchins) and Mollusca (mainly cephalopods). He specializes in Echinoderm ecology and classification, photomicrography, marine invertebrate specimen production.
After having a go freediving in 2020, she was gently captured.
In 2013, Ms. Lien Lin Lan started freediving with instructor Ming and then participated in the first freediving pool competition in Taiwan. She now is a freediving instructor based in Secretblue Freedivng School and the current record holder of all depth disciplines in Taiwan. Lin Lan has represented Taiwan to attend the annual freediving competition in Caribbean Sea since 2017. In 2020, she and Secretblue Team are organizing the first depth freediving competition in Taiwan.
Marco is a freelancer. Back in 2008, he started to dive and were attractive by the fascinated underwater world. In 2012, encouraged by seniors, he started to compete his works on multiples contests and had won many prizes during the contests. Marco hopes people will not just see the beauty of ocean but will take more serious concern on ocean conservation. He will continue to take more great photos, so that thru his lens, people will love the ocean as he does.
Wayne, the only AIDA and Molchanovs Instructor Trainer able to run courses in English and Chinese in Taiwan. Due to this language advantage, he is able to acquire and share the newest Freediving related information with our students. Wayne’s creativity never stops, he has countless naughty but fun ideas. When applied into our education, he has brought the whole thing into a brand new era, never before had any instructor taught the way he did. He brought so much joy and laughter into his courses, a lot of the times students actually forgot they were in a course. In a learning environment filled with love and happiness, students are more motivated than ever to learn and to improve, this is when learning efficiency spikes and this is also why students always felt like this is another home for them. Besides being a passionate instructor, Wayne is also actively participating in competitions as judges, as safeties, and as athletes. Continuously improving himself on all levels, so he could then convert knowledge into education material, to provide the most comprehensive courses ever to his students. Being an enthusiastic Freediver, Wayne loves teaching, training, traveling, and anything to do with Freediving. He has immersed himself into Freediving, living his everyday with it.
Born in 1972 in Taipei, Yuan HsuHu started with his early education with classic ballet training. He was the intern dancer for Cloud Gate Dance Theater and a dancer for Taipei Capital Ballet Theater and Dance Forum Taipei. When 19, he started learning visual production and became the program producer and director of Channel V and the visual director of ERA and TVBS. Shooting many music videos for singers, then, in 2002 he became an advertising director, filming all kinds of products. In 2009, he filmed a short documentary for Taiwan Tourism Bureau in Orchid Island and then in 2010 completed his first movie, Haga Paris, which premiered in southern Australia in 2011. In addition, Mermaid Whispering was completed in 2017; Blood of the Blue was also release in 2021.