Practice: SCUBA - FREEDIVING - SHARK FREEDIVING
“The only way to not fear them is to get to know them close up!”. Roberta is a SEAC Ambassador who feeds hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks (shark-feeding). She says: "We will not stop exploring, and at the end of it all, we will return to the starting point to get to know it as if for the first time." Roberta Larosa, leaving Rosarno, packed her dreams, hopes and endless passion for the sea inside her suitcase. She has travelled all over the world to end up in the Bahamas, where she discovered a fantastic world: the world of sharks. A marine biologist, environmentalist by life philosophy, she developed an unconditional love of sharks, through scuba diving, which would then lead her to becoming one of the first women in the world to feed hammerhead sharks. The length of hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks can exceed 4 metres and they are a protected species for the State of the Bahamas. In short, no small feat for a Calabrian girl who has never accepted compromises in order to build her future on the pillars of her passion: the sea and nature.
Practice: SPEARFISHING - SNORKELING - FREEDIVING
Model and actress
She became popular in the series "Morangos com Açúcar III", where she played the role of Matilde Gouveia, the lead character. Subsequently, she participated in many other television productions, including "Ilha dos Amores". playing the part of Catarina Medeiros.
Renowned worldwide as a model for famous clothing brands, she practices spearfishing, snorkelling and freediving in her spare time, as well as many other sports.
Nico De Corato
Practice: RUNNING - TRIATHLON
Nationality: SOUTH AFRICAN
Practice: SCUBA - FREEDIVING
Talya Davidoff is a scuba diving and freediving instructor from South Africa. Talya studied marine biology from the university of Cape Town and has passion for marine apex predators as well as conserving the ocean. She has worked on multiple projects like the Sharksafe Barrier working under "SHARKMAN", Michael Rutzen and projects like Coral Reef CPR, working with Dr. Andrew Bruckner.
Although Talya's first love is teaching, she has recently entered the competitive freediving world, wining both the South African freediving Championships as well as the Cayman Open National Championships. Talya holds 6 National Freediving Records and two Spearfishing World records. She is currently working closely with SEAC and NAUI associations to further her current records, and take more records in the Future!
Practice: SCUBA - SNORKELLING - FREEDIVING
Passionate about diving, for years Stefano has collaborated with SEAC, giving us wonderful images gathering in one shot the very essence of Scuba, snorkelling and freediving in a location, that of La Maddalena in Sardinia, which can only transform every day at sea into a wonderful and exciting day.
He is definitely a reference point for underwater photography in Italy. It would be impossible to show you all his beautiful photos... we’ll give you just a taste right now!
Practice: SURF - SUP
Research and Development Manager of SAFE SUP International
Alessandro was born in 1982 in Cesena, where he rode his first wave at the age of 14.
Alessandro is currently a multi-champion of SUP wave, he has participated in the ISA SUP 2015 World Championships and has a great deal of travel to his credit: Morocco, France, Spain, Portugal, Azzorre Islands, the Canary Islands, Senegal, South Africa, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Australia, Fij, New Zealand, Polynesia, Hawaii, Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Barbados, Puerto Rico.
With his 185 cm of height and a weight of 80 kg, his quiver consists of: Squat 5'0", Kinky 5'8", Vortex 6'0", Shark 7'0", Surf or SUP 7'8", Freaky SUP 7'2", Mr. Whale 9'0".
In November 2019 Alessandro once again became the Italian SUP wave Champion, competing with the SEAC Energy wetsuit!
Aketza Alvarado Brankias
Aketza was born in 1976 and since his childhood he has spent a lot of time on the beach, dedicating himself to his passion for the sea and especially for spearfishing.
Like any little kid intrigued by spearfishing, he started with improvised tools until he was 16, when he was allowed to have an old second-hand sling gun.
Today he's became a great specialist in selective spearfishing, focusing mainly on large specimens.
In addition to freediving and spearfishing, Aketza practice a lot of other water sports as wakeboarding and paddleboarding.
He's also into mountain biking and competes in very challenging and extreme races.
Warkydea is a freediver instructor and underwater photographer. Born in the Canary Islands, she has always had a close connection to the ocean. Explorer and adventurer, she became an oceanographer and marine ecologist devoted to the sea. She is deeply compromised to loving and respecting nature. Through photography, Warkydea shares her vision and respect to the ocean to raise awareness of its importance. Her Mantra: we must respect what we love to comprehend its real value.
A true north Florida Native, Ryan’s extreme passion and love for the ocean started at an early age. Spearfishing & surfing before he memorized his multiplication tables, Ryan learned his way around docks and boat ramps while other kids learned their way on the neighborhood playgrounds. Ryan grew up as a 2nd generation dive instructor utilizing freediving for hunting, underwater photography & reef research. After transitioning from Ocean Rescue Lifeguard for the city to assisting his father in instructing scuba diving for students, he came to the realization that he wanted to make his passion into a career.
Ryan is a certified Dive Master, multi-level Freedive Instructor, Emergency First Responder Instructor, United States Lifeguard Association Lifetime Member, North Florida Reef Research Team Founder/President & Commercial Spearo.