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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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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.

May 29

A Comedic Look at No-Fins Diving by Grant Hogan


I canʼt count the number of times Iʼve been asked why I choose to dive almost exclusively without fins. Typically I answer confusing questions like this one with blank faced stares or pose questions of my own, like the classic, “Why not?” Generally these tactics donʼt make much in the way of conversation so Iʼve …

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May 12

More National and World Record Videos Up!

Thanks to the efforts of our video team here at Deja Blue we’ve got more record videos posted! See them below!   Grant Hogan breaks the US Men’s National Record in CNF with a dive to 71 meters/ 233 feet   Nick Mevoli breaks the US Men’s National Record in CWT with a dive to …

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May 09

The Faceoff for a Freediving World Record

Natalia Molchanova World Record

Just one day after Ashley Chapman re-broke the Women’s World Record for diving to depth without fins to 65 meters/213 feet, Russian competitive freediver Natalia Molchanova broke it again to 66 meters/217 feet in a competition half a world away in Dahab, Egypt. Natalia currently holds all the World Records for the self-powered disciplines and …

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May 08

Steve Benson Breaks the US Men’s Static Apnea Record at Deja Blue III!

steve benson national record

Only moments ago freediving competition newcomer Steve Benson broke the US Men’s National Record for Static Apnea with a breath-hold of 7:43! The record was previously held by Bill Graham of Hawaii at 7:39. Steve made the breath-hold look easy and barely showed any sign that the static was anything but pleasant until the very …

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May 08

More Videos from Deja Blue III- Watch Records Fall!

Yes, there’s more! Below are the videos of Grant Hogan, Nick Mevoli and Iru Balic breaking national records! Stay tuned for videos of Ashley and Wes breaking even more records!   Grant Hogan breaks the US Men’s CNF Record with a dive to 71m/ 233 feet     Nick Mevoli breaks the US Men’s CWT …

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May 07

More Records Falling at Deja Blue…

Yes, it’s still happening! More records have fallen! Ashley Chapman broke the World Record for diving to depth without fins to a depth of 65 meters! I’ve been waiting to post until the video was up online, but the internet has made uploading slow so I’ll update you guys here as soon as that’s available, …

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May 05

More Freediving National Records Fall at Deja Blue!

Grant 71 CNF ascent sized

Day two of Deja Blue brought even more excitement as three more national records fell in ocean disciplines. I don’t know what’s in the water here, but the performances have been amazing so far! Nicholas Mevoli began the day by breaking the US Men’s National Record in constant weight with a dive to 91m/299 feet. …

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May 05

World and National Freediving Record Videos Up!

Hey everyone, Thanks to the amazing efforts of our dedicated film crew, Ren Chapman, Matt Charlton and Andrew Hogan, the videos of Ashley Chapman’s World Record No-Fins dive and my National Record Constant Weight dive have already been posted! Check it out! -Erin Ashley Chapman dives to 63m/206 feet with No Fins to Break the …

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