Calendar


JUNE

One-Day Freediving Adventures
La Ventana BCS - Mexico

Baja Deep Camp
La Paz BCS - Mexico, JUN 20-23th

WAVE3 Master Course
La Paz BCS - Mexico, JUN 19 - 23th

WAVE2 Advanced Course
La Paz BCS - Mexico, JUN 19 - 23th

JULY

Depth Sessions with Carlos: getting ready to compete in La Ventana (Cortez Cup)!,
La Paz BCS - Mexico, July 1st - 7th

WAVE1 Beginner Course
Mexico City / La Paz BCS, JUL 26 - 28th

OCT

WAVE3 Master Course
La Paz BCS - Mexico, OCT 3-12th

Baja Deep Camp
La Paz BCS - Mexico, OCT 5 - 12th

Freediving the Sea of Cortez
La Paz BCS - Mexico, OCT 18 - 20th

WAVE1 Beginner Course
La Paz BCS - Mexico, OCT 25 - 27th

NOV

Wildlife Expedition Magdalena Bay
Baja California - Mexico, NOV 21-25th 2024
VIDEO

FEB 2025

Cenote Deep Camp
Yucatan - Mexico, FEB 20-26th 2025

MAR 2025

W2I Instructor Course
Yucatan - Mexico, MAR 3rd - 11th


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Mobula Explorations

Freedive with hundreds of Mobula rays, it´s unforgettable!,
La Ventana - Mexico, May 10-14 and June 6-10
video

Baja Deep Camp

Train and experience personal coaching from Carlos Coste legendary freediver, and Petra Oberucova, expert master instructor.
La Paz - Mexico, June 20-23th and October 5 - 12th.

Wildlife Expedition Mag Bay

Oceanic adventure in the wild Pacific Ocean where the legendary sardine run happens!
Whales, marlins, dolphins and sea lions are usual encounters.
Magdalena Bay, Baja Carlifornia - Mexico
NOV 21-25th

Cenote Freediving Retreat

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary Freediving Retreat with Carlos Coste and his team in the enchanting Yucatan Cenotes!
WAVE2 Advanced Course
Deep Camp
W2i Instructor Course
Join the entire plan or pick your preference
Feb 20th - March 15th, 2025
video

Beginner's Freediving Adventure

Learn - Practice - Explore
with Carlos Coste & Petra del Mar
La Paz-BCS, Mexico, MAY 2024.

Carlos is a passionate teacher with excellent communication skills who goes out of his way to help his students reach new boundaries.Carlos and his team offer all level courses & training options in Blue Classroom, his top-tier, fun training center located in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean.Carlos' experience competing to break the 100m barrier in CWT and FIM disciplines made him an expert in equalization & visualization techniques to control both mind and body during deep dives.Carlos has a wealth of experience in competition and remarkable teaching skills. In over 16 years of teaching, he has fine-tuned his teaching methods to guide his students to reach new levels physically and mentally.
Carlos and his team offer in-person and online coaching programs for intermediate, master, and professional freedivers.

Biography

Carlos Coste was born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 2, 1976, the oldest of three children.“My name is Carlos Augusto, but they called me Carlos Angustia (Anguish) because of the headache I caused my family. I was a mischievous, restless and curious child and certainly kept everyone on their toes.“As a child, Carlos often spent weekends and holidays in the countryside or by the sea. Places like Rio Chico, Altagracia de Orituco, Carmen de Uria, and Cerro El Avila were his playground.Even as a child, he was always attracted to nature and open spaces and his parents (Nora and Carlos Eduardo) were never controlling and allowed him the freedom to explore and experiment with everything that interested him.One thing that fascinated him, in particular, was reading his old man's books, of which he had many interesting ones."I remember one with 3-D maps of the Venezuelan coast and sea that showed me to appreciate its different depths at an early age. I also loved a book on volcanoes! Any of those Discovery Channel-type nature books or Jacques Cousteau documentaries caught my attention and are part of what kept my mind restless."As he grew up, his curiosity grew and he spent a lot of time exploring different hobbies such as astronomy, climbing, rugby and judo. Eventually, these activities all led him to finally discover freediving."I think that all that curiosity and restlessness that I felt in my childhood and adolescence are what led me to look for and eventually find my true passion. I think the same thing happens to a lot of people: they begin a career only to realize that it is not their true passion. But if you allow yourself to search and play around with some other activities, you may find what you are really destined for, where your talent lies. I was lucky to find it!


Early Career

Legendary world-class freediver and multiple world record-holder. Carlos discovered apnea diving in 1997.His first years learning freediving were in Venezuela, where he started a very intense and passionate exploration of his potential in breath-hold diving.It was a very self-taught start in Venezuela (1996-1999), as the knowledge about freediving was extremely limited. But his curiosity and passion push him to discover techniques and experiment with them, to be able to reach 60m depths in less than three years without any international learning experience.Carlos started in the University Underwater Activities Club (CASA-UCV, Caracas), where he learned the fundamentals and became part of a community of spearfishermen and sport divers. Coste started training in parallel Spearfishing & Freediving every week.


Competition Years

In 2000 Carlos participated in his 1st International Freediving Competition (Niza Freediving TEAM World Cup), where the Venezuelan TEAM won the Bronze medal between 29 countries. It meant a big push to Carlos´s motivation and clearly to the whole team.From this point Carlos's career kicked off, he became a pioneer, the first freediver to pass the 100m barrier in non-assisted disciplines (CWT and FIM). The challenge is on, pushing limits beyond standards, breaking records in Altitude and Caves.


Accident & Recovery

During a -182m depth training dive in September 2006 in the No Limits discipline, Carlos had a serious accident (air embolism in the cerebellum). He completed the 182m dive training to break the NLT WR at that moment (183m), reach the surface, surface protocol OK, but started to feel strong symptoms.Carlos received intense recovery treatment, including Hyperbaric Medicine and physiotherapy/training for months to allow him to get back into the competitive and WR arena.His recovery was not an individual work, it was a TEAM effort that included doctors, family, sponsors, and friends during those difficult times.In 2007 Carlos restarted his competitive career, having new WR and adventures.


Today

Since 2014 was living in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean where he become Instructotr Trainer and founded two freediving schools.From 2023, he is leaving Bonaire to create a brand new Freediving Explorations project together with his partner Petra Oberucova in Mexico.

Achievements

Over the course of Carlos' twenty-six-year career, he pushed the boundaries of Freediving while amassing Guinness Accolades, documentary fame and Sporting World Records.


2000


Carlos First International Competition Bronze Medal Team World Cup - Nice, France


2002
A LEGEND WAS BORN


-93m AIDA WR (Free Immersion)
-90m AIDA WR (Constant Weight)
-AIDA Team World Cup Kona-Hawaii Gold Medal


2003
AN INTERNATIONAL STREAK


THE FIRST FREEDIVER TO SURPASS 100M IN FREE IMMERSION
-101m AIDA & Guinness WR (Free Immersion)
-61m WR (Constant No Fins)


2004
BEYOND LIMITS


FIRST FREEDIVER TO SURPASS 100M IN CWT
-102m AIDA & Guinness WR (Constant Weight)
-135m AIDA WR (Variable Weight)


2005
AIDA WORLD CHAMPION


-105m AIDA WR (Constant Weight), video
First Place AIDA Individual World Championship.


2006
RECORD OF THE YEAR


-107m WR (Free Immersion)
-140m AIDA & Guinness WR (Variable Weight),video


2007
COMEBACK


-103m AIDA WR (Constant Weight)
Third Place AIDA Individual World Championship


2008
ONE MORE FOR THE REPERTOIRE


-109m WR (Free Immersion)


2009


-110m AIDA Panamerican (Constant Weight)
-215m AIDA Panamerican (Dynamic Fins)


2010


150m Guinness Record “Longest dive (Dynamic Apnea) in an underwater cave” Dos Ojos Cenote in Mexico. video


2011
ONE MORE FOR THE REPERTOIRE


Silver Medallist AIDA World Championship 2011
-116m Panamerican (Constant Weight) video


2012
Superhuman


'Fishman' - History Channel Documentary on Carlos' life and achievements. video


2014


-64m AIDA South American Record (Constant No Fins)


2016


Longest distance swam underwater with one breath using fins (Guinness Record, 2016)
-69m CNF South American Record in Bonaire AIDA Ranking Competition. video