Helena Bourdillon
Freediver - NR Holder - Instructor - Speaker

Helena Bourdillon

Helena grew up in London and was a water baby from the start.  She learned to scuba dive aged 12 and enjoyed it for many years but always found it to be a bit noisy and cumbersome. While travelling in Thailand in 2013, she discovered freediving and it was love at first dive!  She found a deep level of  peace and tranquility that wasn’t able to access whilst scuba diving.

Shortly after starting to freedive, she had to take a year away from depth for personal reasons but returned and in 2015, she was selected to attend the biennial Individual Depth World Championships in Cyprus on the British Team where she placed overall 10th out of 30 women. In 2017 she attended the same event, this time in Roatan, Honduras where she placed overall 5th out of 31 women.

In August 2019, she competed in the Caribbean Cup in Roatan Honduras, gaining her first 2 national records in CWBF followed by the CMAS World Championships where she took all 4 depth national records.  Then onto Villefrance-sur-Mer, France for the AIDA World Championships where she secured 3 white cards for successful dives and came 4th overall out of 46 women.

Her passion is for the depth disciplines, but she uses the pool for training when she is London based and unable to access deep water.

She is an SSI Level 2 Freediving Instructor and has a healthy passion for Yoga.  She relishes both the physical and mental side of free diving and looks forward to consistently increasing her depths over the coming years.


3 x AIDA National Records for CWTB
4 x CMAS National Records (each discipline)

See Helena's AIDA rankings.