Steve Millard Freediving Curriculum Vitae


This list isn’t comprehensive, it lists the qualifications I feel relevant in respect of teaching Freediving courses to demonstrate the amount of teaching I have done, and to the commitment to safety I have demonstrated over the last 28 years of teaching.


AIDA : Freediving Instructor Trainer (2012)

AIDA : Level D competition judge

RAID : Freediving Instructor Trainer (2020)

BSAC : Open Water Scuba Instructor

BSAC : Open Water Snorkel Instructor

BSAC : Advanced Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner

BSAC : Oxygen Administration Instructor

BSAC : First Aid Instructor


PADI : IDC Staff Instructor

PADI : Freediving Instructor Trainer (2017)

RYA : First Aid Trainer

RYA : Dinghy Sailing Instructor

RYA : Fleet rescue

RYA : Level 4 Powerboat / Safety Boat

BSAC : Powerboat Instructor (2018)

BCU : Kayak Instructor

BCU : Canoeing Instructor

COCLG : Canoe Safety Test Assessor

EFR : First Aid Instructor/ FAW Instructor/examiner

HSE : First Aid Instructor/ FAW Instructor/examiner (1993)

SSI : Dive Control Specialist Instructor

RYA : Certificate of Competence in Radiotelephony

BSAC : Diver Coxswain (Level 3 Coastal)

BSAC : Seamanship Specialist

DAN : Diver Medic Technician

DAN : Oxygen administration and AED

DAN : Hazardous marine life injuries course

DAN : Oxygen administration Instructor

DAN : FAW / EFAW / BLS Instructor (2019)

DAN : Hazardous marine life injuries course Instructor

QUALSAFE: First Aid at Work Instructor (2019)


Level 3 Fitness Diploma (Personal trainer / Fitness Instructor)

Mindfulness Diploma and member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

Certificate in Sports Massage


9 GCSE’s including physical education, maths and English

City and Guilds in Recreation and Leisure

BA (Hons) Business and Leisure studies

PGCE. Postgraduate Certificate in Education


2006 UK Freedive squad member

2007/8 BFA Training and Safety Officer

2008 UK Freedive squad Head Coach and team captain

2009/2010 BFA Clubs officer

2012/2013 BFA Chairman

2010 – 2017, 8 times UK Freediving Pool Championship Organiser. In total 33 competitions / National record attempts organised

2011 Voted runner up in the worldwide vote for the 2011 ‘Best of the best Awards’ in the AIDA Best Coach category

2012 UK Freediving Depth championships Organiser

2018 – present, BFA Press Officer

2012 – present, AIDA Education commission


Kayak instruction 8 years full time

Sailing Instruction 5 years full time

Scuba / Freediving / First aid certifications over 1000

Snorkelling Instructor 26 years

Freediving Instructor 12 years


I have held user qualifications for all of the above as well as coaching them, some have several separate qualifications before you can do the assessments for the coaching route. I have held continuous in date First Aid qualifications since 1993.


I have lectured in Leisure Management and Sports Science at Bolton University


Dive safe, adventure sports require safe mentality and experienced Freedivers to guide you after the course as well, it’s not a Red-letter day sport, it isn’t just snorkelling!