Freedivegears founder, Amr Ayouni, was born in Algeria and raised in Montreal. Amr’s passion for freediving and spearfishing pushed him to surpass his limitations from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, without forgetting the frozen lakes of the province of Quebec.
His love for the water was instilled in him by his father, with whom he experienced spearfishing for the first time at the young age of eight years old.
Amr chose to pursue this passion and became certified and one of partner owners at one of the most renowned freediving schools in North America – Apnée Aventure.
He then realized that freediving is for everyone! You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy freediving. The sport is more about relaxation, mind set and technique and less about strength. The goal is to connect with the water and experience all the feelings and sensations it brings by enjoying the beauty of what surrounds you in the water.
This sensation of freedom and exaltation pushed Amr to share his knowledge with everyone! Teaching the ability to stay underwater on one breath, enjoy the silence, peacefulness, and beauty, is Amr’s calling!
Freediving is also called apnea, a Greek word meaning “without air”. It is the most natural way to explore the underwater world. For Amr, it’s more than an extreme sport or a one-time experience, it’s a passion! In order to enhance the experience, it is important to remember: the more specific the gear is, to Freediving/ Spearfishing, the better your performances will be. “The right gear is like a second skin!”