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Juan Amengual

I was born in Palma de Mallorca on February 6 in 1972, and I discovered the underwater world and freediving at the age of 9, when I began to practice spearfishing with my father. As a result of this first contact, my passion for freediving and the sea arose immediately.

This passion was later transferred to my sporting and professional life, which has passed through competitive freediving at national and international level and qualifying me as Freediving Instructor trainer.

In 2008 I was able to fulfil a former dream of mine by founding “Apnea Balear”, the first freediving school in the Balearic Islands and one of the pioneer centers in Spain specialized in sports and leisure activities through freediving.

Emiliano García

Since ever in my family we loved the sea. My grandfather back in the 60’s was a sporting scuba diver and later, together with my father, they got into underwater fishing. So since I was born I was constantly listening to the anecdotes about incredible fishes or about places full of life.

Being a little boy, in the waters of Sant Elm, I remember grabbing my father’s back to descend together while holding my breath. Those were my first experiences in freediving without even knowing it. At the age of 5 or 6 I got my first ducks and mask (as we called them back then).

From that moment on I ended up going to the beach and preferred always to go to areas where I could dive.