Certified AIDA Master Instructor, AIDA Youth Instructor, EFR Instructor, Competitive Freediver, Ice Freediver
Andrew Ryzebol is the only Master Instructor in Ontario with a wealth of teaching experience at various levels. He has been freediving since 2013, and a certified Instructor since 2017, qualified to teach AIDA 1 through AIDA 4.
Andrew competes and coaches regularly in Canadian freediving competitions and is a national depth champion with multiple provincial records. He is always excited to help freedivers achieve their goals and learn new skills. He began freediving on the Great Lakes and was certified in the cold Canadian waters. Over the years, he has developed expertise on local Ontario dive sites and conditions. Andrew freedives year round in Canada, which provides unique experiences and challenges with each season.
Andrew loves spearfishing and freedive photography & videography with his buddy Geoff Coombs and wife Lilly Ryzebol. His interests outside of freediving include surfing, snowboarding, soccer, climbing, canoe camping... Anything outdoors!
Canadian National Record Holder, AIDA Assistant Instructor,
EFR Instructor, AIDA Canada Ontario Representative, Ice Freediver
Lilly Ryzebol is a competitive 1x Canadian National Record Holder and the Ontario Representative for AIDA Canada. She is a certified Assistant Instructor through AIDA.
Freediving helped Lilly overcome her fear of the water from a drowning incident as a child in Indonesia.
Lilly fell in love for the water after losing her mother to cancer. Diving has brought comfort and freedom to Lilly’s life as she was grieving her loss, and it has allowed her to enjoy the amazing creations found underwater. Her passion for travel has opened many opportunities to dive shipwrecks, caves, underwater mazes and of course ice diving with her husband Andrew... all with just one breath.
Lilly has been freediving since 2017, and a certified Assistant Instructor since 2019.
Freediving is breath-hold diving, being in and under the water while holding our breath. Today, most people associate freediving with images of superhumans plunging to the darkest depths of the ocean with only the air in their lungs, the power of their bodies and the will of their minds to keep them alive and bring them back.