Donny Mac is Chief Instructor at Freedive Taiwan. Originally from Scotland, he has lived in many countries over the last 16 years and decided to settle in Taiwan 5 years ago.
He did his first courses with Freedive Gili in Indonesia and has completed freediving instructor programs with AIDA International, Molchanovs and SSI.
He is the host of the world’s only dedicated freediving podcast, The Freedive Café, where he interviews the world’s most knowledgeable and interesting freediving personalities. To date he has interviewed more than 80 of the world’s top freedivers.
He is madly in love with the ocean and with freediving, and thinks sharing his passion is the best way to live his life.
Donny is committed to providing the highest standards of freediving education while guiding you to your true potential in the ocean with patience and encouragement.
Kristina Zvaritch will be Chief Instructor at Freedive Taiwan through 2020. Born in Russia but growing up on a beach in the US, she has lived in Mexico, Egypt, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
She is an AIDA and Molchanovs W2 freediving instructor in the water and a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com on land, focusing mainly on freediving-related how-to articles, guides, tips, and technique articles. Currently, Kristina has over 60 articles published on the subject of freediving. She occasionally gets in front of the camera as an underwater model and teaches people how to pose for their own underwater photos.
Her passion is helping students to comfortably overcome their fears and issues, and loves watching them grow individually as freedivers. She believes in a calm and relaxing, yet comprehensive approach to teaching freediving. She strives to make sure her students have fun during their course, while maintaining a higher emphasis on safety rather than numbers.