Born in 1978 Mehmet ( Memo Arikok) has started freediving at the age of 6 with his father. Since year 2000, he has been travelling around the world to dive in new waters and to learn more about the art of freediving. In 2005 with three of his friends, he has established the online portal of Mediterranean Fishing (medfish.com) to unite spearfishermen of Mediterranean countries. In the mean time, same group has initiated another local website to focus on sustainable fishing and overall nature protection (amator-balikcilik.com) in Turkey. In his free time, he enjoys to freedive a lot and tries to compete in championships regularly. So far he has broken 13 national records both in AIDA International and CMAS championships. He won the third place in CNF discipline in CMAS World Championship 2015 in Ischia, Italy. He is also the first and only Turkish freediver reaching the bottom of the legendary Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt.
Mehmet is one of the Freediving International Training Directors of SSI, React Right Instructor Trainer and a true sea lover.