Archive for the ‘by Yasemin’ Category

Project “Return to the depths”: Completed


yasfacesmallerThe “Return to the Depths” project is now completed. After a long, 6 year absence from freediving, I came back determined to reset the world record in the Limited Variable Ballast category, which I consider the most challenging and spectacular of the sport. I both, succeeded and failed, in this endeavor. (more…)

Yasemin’s record attempt series ends with a dive to 106m


8-time freediving world champion Yasemin Dalkilic, who was in Kas, Antalya preparing for a world record attempt to 125 meters in the Limited Variable Ballast category, has canceled her official record date of May 2nd. After a 6 year absence from freediving, Yasemin had come back with the help of the main sponsor Turkcell, host location Kas, Hera Hotel, Linde Gases and Aquaclub Dive School. (more…)

About freediving organizations and verification policies


Due to the very construction and informative replies received from readers in regards to the issue of the organization that will be called to verify my record, I have opened this new thread to discuss these issues.

Record attempt moved from December 27 to April 2010


Well, it has been a while since our last update after returning from Turkey. And unfortunately, the news is that we have decided to postpone the record attempt, not cancel it, just postpone it. Instead of December 27th, the new date will be somewhere around end of March or early April next year, and i want to explain the reasons for this decision to all those who have been following our progress and wishing me well for these many months. The reasons are several, so I will explain them one by one. (more…)

-8 weeks: Our deep diving training trip in Turkey


Hello to everybody, we’re back from Turkey, and I am very excited, after having done a couple of deep dives for the first time in so many years. It doesn’t matter how many deep dives I’ve done, that amazing feeling never gets old, and this time it felt uniquely special, since I thought I would never get a chance to do this ever again. (more…)

-8 Weeks – Bodrum dive training photos


-8 Weeks – Bodrum dive training photos (more…)

Week 13 – Jamaica Diving Training


I’m finally getting to do some real diving. Real diving meaning not looking around enjoying the reefs or scuba, I mean some challenging deep freediving. The depth of our diving spot in Jamaica, 51 meters, is not that challenging in itself, but believe me Rudi has found ways. He’s quite creative when it comes to making any training challenging. He’s had me dive to 50 meters on empty lungs, spend bottom time, bring up heavy weights from the bottom, go down without weights in very buoyant wetsuits, so difficulty is never a problem. (more…)

“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 4


“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 4 from Yasemin Dalkilic on Vimeo.

Week 13 – Jamaica dive training photos


Week 13 – Jamaica Dive Training Photos (more…)

Week 12 – Everything is going as planned!!!


Everything is going as planned. This is one of those phrases from the movies we laugh a lot at. Remember how in the TV show 24, after a few episodes where they take down the bad guy, at the end there is a “badder” guy that comes and says “no worries, everything is going as planned”. That’s how i feel now. Despite all our setbacks our plan is still in place. (more…)