Encounter Freediving is a Brisbane-based company that offers freediving equipment sales throughout Australia and New Zealand, freediving courses and training, and freediving trips. We specialise only in freediving, which allows us to provide the best possible freediving experience for our customers. Our instructors are experienced freedivers, that are active within the freediving community, keeping up to date with the latest in freediving techniques, safety and equipment. Read more about us below!

Our staff:

Emily Shaw
Emily is an AIDA, SSI and PADI qualified freediving instructor and an Australian National Champion freediver. She has been cultivating a love of the marine environment since she started snorkelling at age 3 and now holds a PhD in marine science. Emily loves being able to help freedivers of all levels to achieve their goals and to be able to showcase our amazing local marine life.

Michael Bates
Michael is an SSI and PADI freediving instructor and is active in all aspects of the Australian freediving community. He is a regular competitor and Australian Champion freediver, has dedicated many years as President of the Australian Freediving Association, and is an experienced instructor. Michael loves developing his knowledge and ability in freediving and sharing that knowledge with others.

Encounter Freediving is a registered business name with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. ABN:41749875281