USFF Announces Dr. Juan Valdivia As Medical Director


The US Freediving Federation has presented that Dr. Juan Valdivia has joined the organization as its original clinical director.

Valdivia, identified as “Juani” in the freediving neighborhood, is an authority member of the AIDA Scientific & Science Committee as well as a member of AIDA’s Disciplinary Committee. He has contributed to AIDA’s blackout guidelines, lung squeeze guidelines, clinical instruments for competition guidelines, AIDA mini-Neuro Examination for Freedivers, and is director of communications for the AIDA Scientific Committee, serving beneath Dr. Oleg Melikhov, in accordance with a most contemporary USFF blog post.

He moreover is a most contemporary Peruvian national myth holder in each and each AIDA and CMAS.

According to USFF President Jeremy Stephan:

“Given Dr. Valdivia’s private expertise with freediving, the wide research he’s doing on the game and the huge lengths he takes to support unfold consciousness about clinical safety, I may perhaps well also no longer judge somebody else extra licensed in the United States for this position of Scientific Director. The organization, its participants and the game will proceed to income vastly from Dr. Valdivia’s participation with the USFF.”

John Liang

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at He first bought the diving worm while in High College in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Crimson Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Hover of Costa Rica, and other locations including a pool in Las Vegas serving to to interrupt the area myth for the key underwater press conference.