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Freeze Dive 2017 – Ice diving in Canada

Freedivers gathering at Morrison Quarry for the 9th annual Freeze Dive.

Ice diving is a bit cold, but a great experience. It is an interesting feeling being under the ice. The light coming through the holes and through the ice itself combined with the bubbles under the ice play with your senses.

Crawling along under the ice and having a ceiling above you while diving is a great way to test how calm you are while diving. You know it is only 5-10 seconds to the nearest hole, but will your rational mind be in charge.

Take a course with us and come out and try ice diving next year.

Thanks to our friends at CASM for organizing this great day.

 

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One Big Breath – Description of a breathhold

Philippe Beauchamp

This is such a great video by our friends in Montreal from ApneaCity about a breathhold and deep dive.

The video takes you on a journey on what it is like to dive deep while holding your breath. Philippe Beauchamp is an instructor and great at explaining the feelings you have during a dive.

If you have never tried freediving I hope this will make you want to come join us or other instructors in a freediving course.

 

 

 

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William Winram 145m Freediving World Record (VWT)

This is the full video of William Winram’s world record from September 3rd 2013. Congratulation again to our good friend and inspiring mentor.

It was a privilege to be a part of the safety team and see how well William prepared physically and mentally for this event. The organization and safety preparation were very well planned and executed which I have written more about here.

More information:

http://williamwinram.com
www.facebook.com/WilliamWinramPage
www.twitter.com/williamwinram

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Audrey Mestre Film – “No Limits”

The ESPN documentary film “No Limits” that aired 23rd July 2013 has been made available online via Vimeo.

There was lots of controversy surrounding  Audrey Mestre’s death and two books have been written about the event:

1) The Last Attempt

2) The Dive: A Story of Love and Obsession

I have read both books and find that the “Last Attempt” is the most believable and best written. If you only want to read one of the them choose “The Last Attempt”

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Interview with Tanc Sade – New Australia National Record Holder

Tanc was interviewed on Fox Sports about his new National Record in Dynamic and represents the sport very well.

Congrats to Tanc for his new record.

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Breathe – Great Freediving Movie with William Trubridge

I just finished watching Breathe, which arrived in my mailbox earlier today.

Great movie….

It is inspirational, funny, informative, beautifully filmed  and I enjoyed it throughout.

Dean’s blue hole is spectacular place to dive  and I don’t think anyone can watch this movie without being fascinated with freediving and what William is able to do.

I was on the Safety Team for the Freediving World championship at Deans Blue hole in 2009 so this stunning footage brought back lots of awesome memories.

I recommend that you buy this movie and watch it.

SYNOPSIS

Martin Khodabakhshian (9-Time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer) directs and produces this fascinating documentary that truly goes to new depths in the search for man’s physical and mental limits. Breathefollows New Zealander, William Trubridge as he attempts to break his own world record in the extreme sport of Freediving. William attempts to dive completely unaided to a depth of 300ft, almost to the bottom of the deepest blue hole in the world – “Dean’s Blue Hole” in the Bahamas.

Featuring candid interviews with locals who live in fear of the hole, interviews with William’s family members who are in constant fear for his life and stunning underwater footage of William in action, Breathe will literally leave you holding your own breath as William takes us on a journey to the depths of mankind’s fascination with the underwater world.

http://filmworksent.com/Breathe.html

 

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Freediving the Spiegel Grove

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9-time Freediving World Champion, Yasemin Dalkilic, explores the Spiegel Grove, a 510 ft long wreck off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. An amazing ecosystem home to many species like the giant Goliath Grouper, this wreck is also a dangerous dive, with stiff currents threatening to blow the diver away. Yasemin challenges herself by attempting to dive to the bottom of the wreck on one breath of air!

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Breathe – New Documentary – William True Bridge

I just pre-ordered Breathe, which is a new documentary about Freediving and William Trubridge.

SYNOPSIS

Martin Khodabakhshian (9-Time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer) directs and produces this fascinating documentary that truly goes to new depths in the search for man’s physical and mental limits. Breathefollows New Zealander, William Trubridge as he attempts to break his own world record in the extreme sport of Freediving. William attempts to dive completely unaided to a depth of 300ft, almost to the bottom of the deepest blue hole in the world – “Dean’s Blue Hole” in the Bahamas.

Featuring candid interviews with locals who live in fear of the hole, interviews with William’s family members who are in constant fear for his life and stunning underwater footage of William in action, Breathe will literally leave you holding your own breath as William takes us on a journey to the depths of mankind’s fascination with the underwater world.

http://filmworksent.com/Breathe.html