Tag Archive: Erin Magee

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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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 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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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 11

Office Freediving: Apnea for the desk jockey

Office breath-hold

Yes, I realize there’s not much good freediving around the office, but now that I’ve gone back to working a desk, I’ve had to be more creative with my training. I have to go to 6am gym sessions and have MacGyver-ed a stand-up desk so I don’t have to sit all day. Luckily I really …

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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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Oct 05

Avoiding Freediving Faux Pas

Freediving, like so many other small communities, has a culture, a style and yes, even a language of its own. And while the freediving world can be very tight-knit, it’s also very welcoming to newcomers and other explorers of the ocean. But if you really want to break into the freediving community, it’s always important …

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Aug 02

Freediving Lingo- A Guide to Understanding Apnea-ish

Freediving Competition Bottom Plate

A phone conversation with my mom during a competition several years ago: Me: “So his whole free immersion dive went great from official top to the end of his surface protocol even though he had a little samba. He got the tag at the plate and said that even though he was narc-ed, his kick …

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