Category Archive: Freediving People

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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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 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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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 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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Nov 18

In Memory: Nicholas Mevoli

Freedive On, Nicholas Mevoli

I’ve never had so much trouble figuring out what to say. We lost a great diver yesterday. The freediving community has felt this loss at its very core and it’s been really touching to see how many people are coming together to mourn and to celebrate the short but unbelievably successful freediving career Nick had. …

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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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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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