Category Archive: Freediving news

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

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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Apr 28

NEWS: Los Amigos DVD Review and Release Party!!

Los Amigos Release Party

This past week I had the privilege of watching the pre-release of Los Amigos, the follow up DVD to the California-based freediving film, Blue: Spearfishing the Californias. Filmed all over the west coast, Los Amigos takes you on an epic spearfishing trip from your own living room. If you freedive, spearfish or know anyone who does, this is a must-see. …

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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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Nov 21

Ashley Chapman Breaks CNF Freediving World Record

Vertical Blue freediving competition day 1 results

American freediver Ashley Futral Chapman broke yet another world record to 67 meters/ 219 feet in the discipline of constant weight no-fins yesterday at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Ashley has broken this record twice in the past, only to have it rebroken by the Russian freediving great, Natalia Molchanova days later. With more …

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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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Jul 05

Mermaids are Not Real, NOAA Announces

mermaid

“Are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.”- The National Oceanic and Atmostpheric Administration Well you heard it here first, folks. NOAA recently posted a page on their site called Ocean Facts and in a list of common questions about ocean life they’ve asked, “Are mermaids real?” and unequivocally answered it …

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Jun 22

Teenage Spearo Survives Spear to the Brain

Freedive Spear to Brain

16-year-old Yasser Lopez, of Miami, FL, survived a major spearfishing accident in which his friend accidentally shot him in the head with a speargun on June 8. Lopez is now recovering from surgery and removal of the spear, but is able to speak and has no memory of the incident, doctors said. For more information …

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