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March 11, 2008

Interesting article about wet equalization



Filed under: Competitions — jome @ 8:22 am

The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published an interesting article about the “Passive Sinus Flooding” technique used by Patrick Musimu in his world records.

The abstract is viewable for free here, to view the full article you need to purchase it first.

Some interesting picks from the article:

-Patrick can perform the technique on dry land with a bottle of tap water. Water pressure is not involved. The technique is completely passive.

-The team has not come a cross any side effects, such as middle ear infections or sinusitis, which is suprprising

-According to the article, Patrick did not use packing for his deepest dives

February 13, 2008

Vertical Blue 2008 competition



Filed under: All, Competitions, Events — Francisco @ 1:51 pm

Willliam Trubridge from Vertical Blue is organising one of the major freediving events of the year.

The competition will take place from the 1st to the 11th of april in the BLUE HOLE ( Bahamas ).

Seems that the competition is limited to 18 freedivers, among the best in the world says William who just sent us this information.

Nery, Ryuzo, Mullins are some of the athletes who will probably compete…we don’t know yet who the others will be.

You can find some more information about the comp on www.verticalblue.net/blog or just by visiting his website on www.verticalblue.net

February 5, 2008

AIDA 2008 Team World Championships (Finally)



Filed under: All, Competitions, Events — Stavros @ 6:47 am

molchanova_arrivee_surface.jpgSources inside AIDA have informed us that Apnea Academy Red Sea has requested to be the organizer of the 2008 AIDA Team World Championships. Apnea Academy Red Sea is located in the world renowned diving destination Sharm-El-Sheik and was responsible for successfully organizing the 2007 AIDA Individual World Championships a few months ago. This request certainly comes as a great relief to both AIDA athletes and officials as at the start of the year no organizer had made a firm commitment to organize the event.

The AIDA Team World Championships include the disciplines of Constant Weight, Static Apnea and Dynamic Apnea and each AIDA National organization are entitled to participate with teams (women’s and men’s) of three athlete. Each national team is judged based on the total score of all three athletes in all three diciplines. This setup makes the Team World Championships one of the most respected events in the freediving world.

Possible dates that are being discussed for the 2008 AIDA Team World Championships are between late September to October 2008. Stay tuned for more information…

Apnea Academy WCh Setup

January 17, 2008

Herbert Nitsch on German TV



Filed under: All, Competitions — jome @ 4:26 am

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Herbert Nitsch was a guest on a German TV show. You can watch the clip on-line here (only in german).

The clip includes good moments such as Herbert being interviewed while holding his breath and coaching the host to an almost 2 minute static via excessive hyperventilation.

December 20, 2007

A competition - a freedive clinic - an Aida instructor course



Filed under: All, Competitions, Events — Tags: , , , , , — Francisco @ 1:47 pm

cnfFrom end January to mid February 2008, Koh Lanta will host a freediving meeting…first of the kind ever organised in Thailand before.

Koh Lanta is in the Andaman sea, west part of the country between Myanmar and Malaysia.

The Island is beautifull and offers all the conditions to host this encounter. Out in the warm sea, flora and fauna are trully amazing.

Everybody is welcome. Nevertheless the main objective of the organisers is to have the Thai freedivers coming and the ones living in the neighbooring countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia…

You can have more info here : http://www.freediving.biz/thailand/

December 18, 2007

Finnkampen - Battle of the Neighbors



Filed under: All, Competitions — Tags: , , , — Francisco @ 8:25 am

Sweden and Finland, two loving neighbors, have a long history together. Some of it good and nice, but mostly of bloody war and later bitter rivalry in sports.

Now for the first time in history, these two countries meet to find out for once and for all - which is the better freediving nation.

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