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Crazy World Of Freediving

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Friday 22nd Januaryonebreathcover

We have been having some amazing diving conditions for this time of the year. Usually monsoon season means that the visibility drops and the water temperature goes down a few degrees, but not this year. This morning at Southwest Pinnacle we had over 30 metre visibility, the divers jumped in and could see all the way to the bottom. The water is lovely and flat which is perfect for everybody. When it's like this we are usually lucky enough to see Whalesharks so we all have our fingers and toes crossed for some big fish. Whalesharks seem to love the conditions over Full Moon and we get lots of sightings. So don’t bother the messy party in Koh Phangan and just stay and enjoy the diving and Koh Tao.

Our boat Big Blue is now back from its New Year paint and refurbishment which means the Tech boys can head out to their deep sites and wrecks and the free divers can go and play at depth, without the use of a tank and just holding their breath.

Speaking of free divers a very good friend of mine has recently published a book One Breath- about the crazy world of competitive freediving- a sport built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath—testing the limits of human ability in the most hostile environment on earth. The unique and eclectic breed of individuals who freedive at the highest level regularly dive hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface, reaching such depths that their organs compress, light disappears, and one mistake could be lethal. Adam Skolnick has visited 45 countries and authored or co-authored over 25 Lonely Planet guidebooks as well as written for New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN.com, BBC.com, Salon.com, Men’s Health, Wired, and Travel Leisure, among others. Big Blue Freediving teaches you how to dive safely up to 20m at Level 1 and all the way down to 40m at Level 3. Our Freediving staff have been doing this for 8 years and have national records for Brazil and Spain. If you want to do something different than just scuba diving this is a must. Contact out team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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