Freediving Instructors

Chris “Elvis” James

A former emergency services trainer and adventure consultant, Chris has made the Caribbean his home for the past 7 years. He helps with the running of other prominent freediving schools in the Caribbean, however the lure of the cenotes of Mexico and great tacos has encouraged him to permanently base in Tulum, Mexico.

He still spends a lot of time in other Caribbean locations assisting with the growing number of world class freediving competitions held there.

Due to his involvement in the freediving competition community, Chris has officiated, safetied or assisted in rescues in over 20 freediving world records and attempts.

Chris’s  Resume


Freedive Rescue Training Courses. The pinnacle of Freedive Rescue Training. Professional and competition based training courses being delivered in Mexico & South East Asia. Conducted with AIDA Doctor Héctor Ruiz.

March 20-23 Freedive Tulum, Mexico. April 6-9 SecretBlue. Moalboal, Philippines.  April 12-15 Freedive Superhome. Cebu, Philippines.  April 18-25 DEEPWEEK. Amed,  Bali. April 27-30 Apneista. Amed, Bali. May 4-7 Freedive HQ. Cebu, Philippines.  May 11-14 Apnea Total HQ. Koh Tao, Thailand.


Chief of Safety. Xibalba Freediving Competition. Yucatan, Mexico

Chief of Safety. Azul Challenge Freediving Competition.  Bacalar, Mexico

AIDA Judge. Caribbean Cup. Roatan, Honduras

CMAS Judge. CMAS World Championships.  Roatan,  Honduras

Chief of Safety & CMAS Judge.  Oceanquest, Curacao


Chief of Safety. Nirvana Oceanquest. San Andrés island, Colombia

AIDA Judge. Caribbean Cup. Roatan island, Honduras

Chief of Safety. Xibalba Freediving Competition. Yucatan, Mexico

Safety Diver / Engineer. Vertical Blue. Long island, Bahamas