Tag Archive: freediving

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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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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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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May 01

Reader Submission: How can I get my ears to clear?!

When I first started freediving, I had so many ear problems I almost gave up. I just couldn’t get my ears to clear reliably. I was frustrated. I felt alone. Surely no other freedivers had THIS many ear issues, right? Well, since then I’ve worked through my ear problems, though I have to constantly work at …

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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 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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