Category Archive: Freediving in the Media

Jul 10

Team USA 2014 Announced!

Freediving Team USA

If you’ve been enjoying World Cup fever, you may as well just roll that over into Freediving World Championship fever! US Freediving announced the freedivers selected for the team yesterday and there are a lot of familiar (and impressive) faces!. These divers will be heading to Sardinia, Italy on September 17 for the AIDA World …

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May 17

Surprise…I’m in a beer commercial!

Wow…so the other day a friend of mine tells me: Them: So I really like that Michelob Ultra Commercial you’re in. Me: What? Them: The one with you and the whales…? It’s on ESPN?? Me: …What? Apparently Michelob Ultra used some of the footage from the GroPro video Whale Fantasia we shot in Tonga for …

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May 17

Records fall as Deja Blue V draws to a close

John Hullverson following his successful 142m NR swim.

  Performance Freediving International‘s flagship competition, Deja Blue V draws to a close this week as athletes from many different countries throw down and go for that first place medal…and the glory that goes along with it. The big news today comes from American freediver John Hullverson, who broke the US National Record for DNF …

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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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Feb 19

Freediving Top Gun video hits the internet!

So excited to have been a part of this in Grand Cayman this past year. It was fun to shoot, though we packed it into only a couple days, and came out amazing thanks to Goh Iromoto, Performance Freediving, Pacific Coast Freediving and Evolve Freediving!!!! F3F TOP GUN from Performance Freediving on Vimeo.

Nov 08

Freediving with Team GoPro

freediving humpback whales GoPro

Many of you have probably seen the new GoPro video for their new Hero3 camera by now. (If not, crawl out from under that rock and check it out!) The video itself is just over five minutes of pure adrenaline-pumping, goosebump-giving, makes-you-wanna-ski-off-a-cliff excitement. But in those short five minutes you see much more than just …

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Oct 17

GoPro’s new Hero3 Freediving Video!

GoPro

Wanted to share this new video with you all from GoPro! In this short film,¬†Mavericks,¬†GoPro highlights their new Hero 3 by showcasing amazing footage taken solely with these new cameras, both above and below the water. They’ve included everything from kayaking, to surfing to….yes, freediving! You’ll also recognize a few familiar freedivers in this film- …

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Jul 30

Team USA to Battle for Gold at Freediving World Championships

Freediving Team USA competition

“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything,”- Harry S. Truman   And so we send our American freedive team to battle the top athletes in the world for a chance at victory. On Sept. 7 six athletes, three men …

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May 11

Deja Blue III on CNN and Final Results!

Jen Balfour Ben Weiss Champions

Even after the Deja Blue III competition has come to an end, there’s still lots happening for the athletes and coordinators here in Grand Cayman! Freelance photographer Logan Mock-Bunting attended Deja Blue to photograph the event and after taking some breath-taking photos CNN published a photographic account of the competition. You can see the full …

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Apr 13

3 Ways to Join the Online Freediving Community

cliff-jumping

Freediving has always been a niche sport. You don’t often see freediving competitions advertised on television and it’s even rare that people on the street know what freediving is. Most think it’s some sort of variation on cliff jumping. But those of us in the know love the sport and as with many other industries, …

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