Born on 16 January 1969, thanks to his father he has been fascinated by the sea since early childhood. He obtained his first certification as a first degree diver (CMAS) in 1988 and his sailing patent in the winter of 1991. He then obtained his UISP sailing instructor’s certification in 1992.
In 1993 he obtained his MIP lifeguard patent, and then in the autumn of 1994 he made the Atlantic crossing, working in the Caribbean islands as a diving guide and skipper.
In May 1995 he became a diving instructor and in 1998 he held the first training course for sailing instructors for the Oltremare Sailing Group, at the same time organizing cruises as a skipper in various areas including Croatia, Greece, the Aeolian Islands, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica and Liguria.
In 2002 he obtained the 1st degree patent from the Italian Kite Surf Federation (FKI).
In 2004 he took part in the Apnea Academy instructor training held by Umberto Pelizzari, becoming an Apnea Instructor.
In March 2005 he published the manual “Ragazzi, alla deriva! Scuola di vela, scuola di vita” published by Mursia and in March of the same year he founded the amateur sports association “KATABASIS”. Also in 2005 he took part in the training course for sailing trainers organized by the Italian Association of Sailing Schools (AISVE) and the French Sailing Federation (FFV).
In 2007 he opened KATABASIS FREEDIVING CENTER (La Casa del Mare) on the island of Elba.
Here he hosts, collaborates and organizes events with important names in freediving such as William Trubridge, Davide Carrera, Federico Mana, Mike Maric, Marina Kazankova, Jean Jacques Mayol, Andrea Zuccari and Gianluca Genoni.
In 2008 he obtained the specialization “Freediving instructor for children” held by Joseph Porrino.
In 2011 he obtained the FIPSAS patent for Apnea Fishing Instructor.
In 2012 he qualified as an SSI Freediving Instructor Trainer.
In 2014 he began his collaboration with MARES.
In 2017 he became MARES AMBASSADOR.
In 2018 he leaves Elba and opens the Katabasis Freediving Center in Santa Margherita Ligure.
In 2019 he creates the project “Freediving around the world” which leads him to organize events for Mares in Turin, Trieste, Trento, Malta and Azores Islands.
In 2020 he returns to the Tuscan coast where he opens a KATABASIS office in the Gulf of Baratti, orienting his freediving, sailing and spearfishing activities towards knowledge, respect and protection of the sea.