Category Archive: Diving Stories

Jul 21

A Freediver looks at 30

Erin Magee freediving

As I look back at turning 30 a couple weeks ago, I find myself reminiscing about so many of the most memorable moments in my life, which, of course, usually involve freediving. I’ve been incredibly lucky to work and dive alongside many freediving greats and to travel to amazing dive locations. From diving with whales in …

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May 19

Guest Post- Robert Lee: Tales of a competition safety diver

Robert Lee Freedives

Below is a guest post from good friend and safety diver, Robert Lee. Robert has been there for me, and many other divers, during record attempts, competition dives and more. He is one of the best safeties I’ve ever worked with and rescued me during my last blackout, during an unsuccessful record attempt to 83 meters/ …

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May 07

Freedivers and Non-freedivers- A look at interspecies dating

freediving couple

Picture this: You’ve just gotten done freediving for the day and you’re at a bar with your dive buddies. You’re having a couple of beers, talking about the awesome catch or the amazing conditions. One of your buddies brought his/her significant other, who is a self-described non-diver. No big deal, you and your buddy just …

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Apr 24

A little note to FreediveBlog readers…

Hey all you faithful FDB readers, I’ve really enjoyed writing for you over the last few years (has it really been that long??) and I’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing contributors write for FDB as well. This has long been a place for me to share my love of freediving, my knowledge of the sport …

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Apr 16

What do Game of Thrones and freediving have in common?

Where are my dragons?

If you’ve read my post about freediving on TV and in movies, then you know I’ve always got my eye out for freediving shout-outs in the media. Well I’m also way too into this new season of Game of Thrones, so I figured it was fitting and about time for a post about what GOT and …

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Apr 14

10 Kinds of Freedivers

Freediving Competition Deja Blue

It takes all kinds… In my years of freediving I’ve gotten to know a lot of divers, which has been (mostly) an absolute delight. I’ve had the privilege of diving with some of the top freedivers in the world, been asked to freedive with humpback whales with GroPro and every few weeks I get to …

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Feb 07

East Meets West- and epic freediving ensues

Gearing up at our entry point

Here’s something you won’t often hear someone from Northern CA say: “So I went diving in February and it was epic!” But in truth, I went diving out here Tuesday and contrary to what I expected, it was a sickly awesome day out. Here are the things that happened in a nutshell. -Watched a new …

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Jul 16

The Many Faces of Freediving

The longer I’m in this crazy freediving world, the more variety it seems to have. Far have we ventured from the days of freediving being only a way to acquire food or reach depth (though those remain two of my favorite purposes!). The most incredible part of all this variety is who most often shows …

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Mar 20

Herbert Nitsch discusses his final dive with 60 Minutes/Red Bulletin

Just caught this must-read article in the UK version of Red Bulletin magazine. It’s not the complete article so you’ll have to pick up the March issue to read the fully story and to answer questions like…”Will he try again???” He also did an interview with 60 Minutes on the fateful dive, saying, “I knew …

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Jul 26

‘Got Gills?’- Bringing A Freediving Shirt to Life

Freediving shirt 'Got Gills?' Back

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well apparently it takes a village of freedivers to bring a diving clothing line to life. Now, I’ve always been a great “do-er.” Want something done? I’m on it. Got an idea you need put into action? No problem. But want me to come up …

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