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About Ruben 6x National Record Holder

Ruben Pacheco's passion for freediving began more than 10 years ago in Hawaii, while he was serving in the United States Air Force. The peace of the dive, the beauty of the ocean wildlife, and the thrill of exploring the underwater world inspired Ruben deeply, and in 2018 he began pursuing a career as a professional instructor and diver.


Ruben is a certified Molchinovs, PADI, and Apnea International instructor, and has taught and coached competitive divers, beginners, and spearfishers around the world. He holds the number one AIDA ranking for Puerto Rico in multiple freediving disciplines, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. 


As an instructor, Ruben works to create a space in which students can grow and challenge themselves safely. Small class sizes and working at each individual's natural pace facilitate Ruben's students in truly developing and expanding their skills and confidence as divers in new and exciting ways. Providing detailed feedback in a supportive environment empowers Ruben's students to become more effective and efficient divers, allowing them to overcome anxiety, mental blocks, and physical limitations. Witnessing his students reach new depths, discover new skills, and overcome their barriers is a source of constant inspiration.

Why Inner Limits?

Our inner limits are most often the ones that hold us back from meeting our full potential as freedivers. Whether we are bound by fear, lack of experience or knowledge, or by limited understanding of our own capabilities, that which holds us back is almost always related to our mental state, to how we are relating to ourselves, the dive, and the water. At Inner Limits Freediving, we invite you to meet these inner limits with curiosity, compassion, and courage. Because we know that you are capable, and we are excited to help you get to where you want to be. 


We strive to find the best location based on student and class needs. Even if you are not located near sites where we already offer classes, we'll gladly work with you to find a location and timeframe that work for you. Below is a map with a few marked locations of where we have held classes.

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