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Mark in Free-Immersion

Mark va de Fliert pulls himself down the line during a free-immersion dive in Dahab's famous Blue Hole. Mark descended to -15 meters (49 feet!) in his second ever ocean session during Desert Diver's Level 1 Fre...
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Breathing-up For Static

Apnea Academy First Level students in Dar es Salaam relax and breathe-up in preparation for their first personal best static apnea. In the end, Tom Allan was the winner, with a breath-hold of 3'19" - impres...
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Level 1 Ready for First Pool Session

First Level freediving students, Tom Allan from the UK, Patrick Kimaro and Rama Namkoveka, both from Tanzania pose for a photo with Apnea Academy instructor, Renee Blundon, before their first static apnea pool ...
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Level 1 Free-Immersion

Tom Allan, pulls himself up the line (called Free-Immersion or FIM) from -10 meters (32 feet!) during the his first ocean session of the Apnea Academy First Level Course in Dar es Salaam....

Preparing for Personal Best DNF

After a series of warm-up dynamic-no-fins, Lilian Lehmann relaxes in the sunshine poolside in preparation for her personal best DNF. This is in training for her Second Level Apnea Academy course in Dar es S...

No Fins to 20 Meters

Lilian Lehmann ascends from a 20 meter (65') no fins freedive during her Second Level Apnea Academy freediving course in Dar es Salaam. For more information on Seaunseen courses visit Freediving Courses....
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Level 2 with Monofin

Lilian Lehman ascends from line diving with a Finis Trainer 2 monofin during her Level 2 Apnea Academy course in Dar es Salaam. Beside her is freediving instructor, Renee Blundon....

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....

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...

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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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....