Growing up in a landlocked city in northeast China, Eric had never dived into the ocean until he was 22. Despite being an avid swimmer for many years, he never thought one day he would be obsessed with the ocean. It was his first freediving class in an aquarium in China that made him realize his love for freediving.
Eric is now one of the deepest divers on the West Coast. He represented China in the 2023 World Championship and claimed four national records: CWT at 88m, FIM at 83m, CNF at 55m, and CWTB at 82m. Soon after that, he participated in the 10th Azul Freediving Challenge in the cenotes of the Yucatan
and won gold medals in FIM and CWTB.
Eric is an experienced and bilingual (Chinese/English) AIDA certified instructor who, before moving to the Bay Area, previously taught freediving in Chicago, Hawaii, and LA.