Apnea Canarias freediving center
Is one of the most recognized freediving schools in the world.
It was initially established in Radazul (Tenerife – Canary Islands) and since 2008 it has been promoting freediving activities through courses and training sessions. Thousand of students came through our school for training sessions or courses, and most of the world class freedivers have gone through ApneaCanarias as part of their annual training.
All this has been possible thanks not only for the excellent freediving conditions we have in Radazul Bay but also because of our facilities and professionalism. In addition to these, the excellent weather of the island all year round and its proximity to Europe makes Radazul one of the best freediving spots in the world.
Who we are
Miguel Lozano and Santiago Jakas are two freedivers and friends who decided to turn their passion into their profession and started the first freediving centre in Spain, in the beautiful island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). In 2014 Omar Mourad become part of the family, as Manager of the two centers and business partner.
Miguel Lozano, is a professional freediver specialized in depth disciplines. In the 2015 AIDA Depth World Championship (Cyprus) was proclaimed world runner-up in two of the three depth disciplines: constant weight without fins (CNF) and free immersion (FIM).
In 2016 he went down to -122 meters deep in FIM during the Caribbean Cup open competition in Roatán (Honduras), this achievement still today ranks as the second deepest person in the world in this discipline, only 2 meters away from the current world record (-124mts).
He has also been the first Spanish man to reach the depth of -100mts in “constant weight” discipline ( finning ) and -76mts without fins.
- Miguel is AIDA, SSI and PADI freediving Instructor Trainer and also Apnea Academy and FEDAS instructor.
- Personal best’s: -100m CWT / -122m FIM / -76m CNF / 8′23″ STA
Santiago Jakas is one of the best freedivers in Spain with an extensive experience in competitions (Spanish static record holder in 2008/09/10) and has been teaching freediving since 2010. He is also AIDA judge since 2013 and has coached and organized most of Miguel Lozano’s records attempts.
- He is the main responsible and co-owner of Apnea Canarias centres both in Tenerife and Lanzarote.
- Santiago is AIDA and PADI freediving Instructor Trainer and also SSI and FEDAS instructor.
- Personal best’s: -80m CWT / -80m FIM / -60m CNF / 7′12″ STA
Omar Mourad, manager and Trainer Aida Instructor of Apnea Canarias since 2014.He has an extensive experience in the water,as he is a lifeguard,Master Scuba Diving and Trainer Freediver Instructor.Furthermore he is a first aida Instructor.Hes has been organising ”Atlantic Freediving Cup” and managed it’s safety. In 2018-19, he has been in charge of the deep safety team at the freediving competition The Authentic Big Blue in Amorgos, Greece. During the last years, he has been delivery courses on Stress Management in Emergencies to the Spanish Air Force and Army. Omar lives in the Canary Island where he can freedive all year round.
He has has also a very strong spear-fishing background, with a great knowledge in this field of the sport, he loves Climbing and Trail Running.
Lastly, he is a safety diver of the most prestigious international competition “Vertical blue”, which is held every year in the Bahamas.
- Trainer Instructor Aida, SSI Level 3. Judge AIDA.
- First Emergency response Instructor.
- Personal best’s: -60m CWT / -60m FIM / VWT -70m / 6′30″ STA