Reef Diving in Sharm

Freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn freedives down to the majestic and beautiful coral reef off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, just days before he takes part as a candidate in the 6th Annual Apnea Aca...

Instructor Course Static

Apnea Academy instructor, Daniele Cordova, from Chile assists two candidates during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course while they do static apnea, the goal to reach a 4’30” in order to pass the ...
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Coming-up From a 4’30” Static

  At 7:40 am in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Renee Blundon comes up from a 4'30" static apnea with oxygen depleted purple lips during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course. Standing alongside he...
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Static Apnea in Sharm

Apnea Academy instructor, Daniele Cordova, from Chile, assists two candidates during the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor Course as they do static apnea. The goal: to reach a 4'30" breath-hold in order t...
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Static Session with Umberto

A typical static session at the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructor's Course with Umberto Pelizzari. Candidates were required to reach 4'30" breath-hold with a controlled exit in order to pass the course....
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Drifting Righteously

Giampiero Genovese's figure drifts righteously towards the surface of a dark blue sea with heartfelt fondness and bubbles swarming. His return from the silent depth fills him with peace, his spirit is free, his...

Taking a Ride in the Red Sea

Apnea Academy instructors, Sergio Soria and Giampiero Genovese, grip the metal bar of the sled as they go for a ride side by side, into the dark blue of the Red Sea while holding their breath. They put in pract...
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Into the Blue

Freediver and Apnea Academy instructor, Daniel Cordova, from Chile dives deep into the blue off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai peninsula in Egypt...
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Exploring the Red Sea

WaterMaarq freediving instructor, Marlon Quinn, explores the giant coral bommies of the Red Sea the days before the Apnea Academy Instructor Course. Photo taken off the coast of Sharm Club in Sharm El Sheik...

Taking a Breath

A giant sea turtle, most likely a Chelonia mydas, taking a breath of air with freediver, Daniel Cordova beyond. Like all reptiles, sea turtles have lungs so they...

Ascending from 50 Meters

Renee Blundon and Apnea Academy instructor, Sergio Soria, ascends from a glorious 50 meter, no limits freedive in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Renee just recently joined the Apnea Academy team after completing t...
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At the Drop-off

Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, breathes-up in preparation for some easy-going dives alongside the 15 meter coral drop-off in Sharm El Sheikh, making the most of h...

A Picture-Perfect Descent

The day before the start of the AA International Instructor's Course, Marlon Quinn, owner and instructor from Australia's Watermaarq Freediving, descends picture perfectly, with camera in-hand, into the Red...
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Like a Merman

Apnea Academy instructor, Giampiero Genovese, from Italy (currently residing in Brussles) swims as graceful as a merman along the reef in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt during Blue Week...
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At the Platform

Apnea Academy instructors and instructors in-training gather at the platform on day one of the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructors Course after training in constant weight. The course, lead by Umberto Peli...
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No Limits in Sharm El Sheikh

Apnea Academy Instructors, Daniel Cordova (driving) and Raul Arenas (passenger), perform no-limits test dives on April 25th, 2015, in preparation for the 6th Apnea Academy International Instructors Course at Fr...
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Seconds Before No Limits

Apnea Academy Instructors, Daniel Cordova, Raul Arenas and Mike Maric in position at the no-limits sled seconds before descent. Photo taken at FreedivingWorld in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt....

Renee in the Driver’s Seat

Renee Blundon (center with monofin) drives the no-limits sled to a depth of 50 meters alongside Apnea Academy instructors, Giampiero Gonovese (in spots) and Filippo Covili (in red and black). Photo taken du...

Preparing for Descent

Three days after successful completion of the Apnea Academy International Course in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Renee Blundon prepares to drive the no-limits sled to 50 meters (164 feet) with passengers, Giampi...

Testing the Sled

Apnea Academy instructors, Daniel Cordova and Raul Arenas, test-out the no-limits sled before the start of the 6th Annual Apnea Academy Instructors Course in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt....
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An Aussie in the Red Sea

Marlon Quinn, a freedive instructor from Australia, shoots underwater photography of the Red Sea's reef life off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt....