Kirk Krack is a sought-after professional. The now Campbell River native (originally from Saskatchewan) has instructed world-famous actors and world record holders in the sport of free diving and has logged 1,800 dives. He also founded and serves as President of the Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea (CAFA)
His Entertainment & Film Industry Experience
- The Cove, 2009: On-screen talent (freediver) and principal underwater videographer. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2010.Racing Extinction, 2015: From the Oceanic Preservation Society and the director of The Cove. Kirk served as on-screen freediver and underwater cameraman.
- Whale Fantasia, 2013: Served as coordinator and underwater videographer of GoPro’s award winning short film, viewed over 3.5 million times.
- Defending the Vandenberg, 2011: Producer and principal actor/freediver and safety coordinator.
- Wreckage, 2014, and subsequent underwater short films by Waterborn.
- Trained David Blaine for his 2016 Drowned Alive event and his Oxygen Breath-Hold World Record Attempt on the Oprah Show in 2008.
- Trained actors Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson for their underwater roles in the feature film Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation (2015), helping them achieve breath-holds in excess of six minutes and five minutes respectively.
- Trained actor Margot Robbie and her stunt double for their underwater roles in Suicide Squad (2016), resulting in breath-holds over five minutes.
- Trained actors on the set of James Cameron’s Avatar 2 (2020).
Kirk Krack has spent over two decades developing education and certification programs with one goal in mind: to improve freediving safety. Kirk has contributed to the advancement of the scientific study of hypoxic effects on the human body as well as the conservation of our oceans and their creatures through his leadership and participation in various projects. In 2016, he was named the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN)/Rolex Diver of the Year in recognition of his long and valuable contributions.