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 23

Things to remember for a day of freediving

Not Kirk's usual choice of mask...

I always find it funny how putting on a black silicone mask can give divers tunnel vision…figuratively as well as literally. As soon as we get geared up the world around us ceases to exist and all that matters is the water. We forget about stresses at work. We don’t feel hungry or tired because …

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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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Apr 11

Update to my Abalone Chowder Recipe

Abalone Chowder 2.0 w/ a side of sautéed swiss chard.

Due to a lack of ingredients (and an adventurous mood) I made some changes to my Original Paleo Abalone Chowder recipe. We have a ton of kale growing in the backyard right now and I had zero celeriac in the cupboard when it came time to cook so I made some appropriate substitutions/additions. I think …

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Apr 09

Navigating rough waters

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Just went to the coast yesterday and saw something really gutting. In the span of about 10 seconds I watched a diver lose his fins, float, speargun and all his abalone gear. AND he almost got severely hurt. It was a beautiful, sunny day on the Mendo coast that could have gone very bad very …

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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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Nov 13

Lube: The freediving suit’s best friend

freediving wolf pack

A conversation between Kirk, Mandy and myself in a dive shop a few years ago: Me: Oh no, I forgot my lube! Mandy: *Looking in her bag* Oh no, me too. Kirk: No problem, I’ve got enough lube for the three of us. Dive shop guy: WHAT?! Ha, but all innuendo aside, lube really is …

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Oct 29

Delicious Paleo Abalone Chowder Recipe

Holy cow, I amazed myself last night. To give you a quick backstory, I’ve been trying out a really strict diet in an attempt to help my stomach issues (Read more about it here). The basic guidelines are to go strict paleo, then cut out other things like nuts, seeds, eggs, etc. It’s been working …

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