Meet Elisa

Free Diving & Scuba Diving

I have worked in the ocean as a naturalist and professional scuba diver for 20 years. More recently I have trained with some exceptional human beings and become fascinated with freediving—diving to depth on one breath. I chose to train with Martin Stepanek: world-record holder 13 times over, and I now represent ‘Freediving Instructors International’ as a Level 1 Instructor. Worldwide there are about 100 instructors teaching freediving for this elite freediving organization. I can safely train people to hold their breath for up to 3 minutes and dive to a maximum depth of 66’/20m in just over a day of training.

Elisa Personal Freediving instructor

Elisa’s career highlights:

The following information provides an overview as to some of Elisa’s incredible achievements:

  • Having the privilege of being the personal dive instructor and underwater filmmaker for one of the co-founders of Microsoft
  • Working three seasons as an in-water guide, taking people swimming with the humpback whales of the Silver Bank
  • Being a stunt double for an actress swimming with humpback whales
  • Becoming a freediving instructor for FII – Freediving Instructors International
  • Having my images published on the ‘Aquatic treasures’ collection of Cayman Island stamps
  • Working on production and filming of ‘The mermaid project’ in Mexico
  • National SUP yoga instructor, guest teaching at various SUP shops within the USA

Specialises in: Freediving Instructor

  • Free diving Instructor
  • Scuba Instructor
  • Stand up paddleboard yoga instructor
  • Photographer
  • 200 Ton boat captain
  • Vinyasa instructor
  • Yin Yoga instructor

Languages spoken:

  • English

Current Location:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida


  • “In short, I have found Elisa to be a delightful person, as well as an exceptionally talented and committed artist and producer. That we cannot keep her, is our loss, because I am certain that she will be talented, committed, and productive wherever in the world she is”.

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  • “As a result of my experience with Elisa, I invited her to participate in my own project. Elisa was the only participant in my project whom I actively recruited. Once again, I found her to be an invaluable part of the production. She not only did what had been envisioned as her wide ranging role (being a leader, model, cook, and yoga instructor on the set) she also devised equipment modifications and made other physical contributions that were beyond the call of her participation. It is for that reason that I refer to her as “Lady McGyver” on the sets we have shared”.


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