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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…)

Week 12 – “Relax! You’re NOT loosing your shape!”


Hello all and welcome back!

It’s been now 2 weeks since Yasemin was bitten by the dog, and although the first week we were able to salvage something and do some of the workouts we had planned, I really knew that it would only be on the 2nd week when she would start getting back to normal. (more…)

“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 3


“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 3 from Yasemin Dalkilic on Vimeo.

“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 2


“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 2 from Yasemin Dalkilic on Vimeo.

Week 11 – A tough week behind us


As Rudi wrote in his weekly report (click here to read), we had a dog bite incident this past week. It happened so fast, the dog sneaked up behind me and went for my foot real fast looking like she was hunting an animal down. The moment I reacted she ran away, but the damage was done already. It was tough to stop the bleeding at first and all I was thinking about was how this would affect the training. (more…)

Week 11 – We’ve gone to the dogs!


Well, another week, and one full of events!

Of course, as you all know by now, at the end of last week, on Sunday, Yasemin was bitten by my aunt’s dog. Very weird thingl, the dog has known us forever, and just like that, in a matter of seconds, without any warning, Yasemin’s ankle was bleeding bright arterial blood all over the floor! (more…)

“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 1


“Return to the Depths” Video Series – Part 1 from Yasemin Dalkilic on Vimeo.

Hello and welcome to our “Return to the Depths” weekly update!


rudifaceAlthough this is our first report, this is actually our 9th week of training so Yasemin is well along the planned schedule. We are at the point where we’re beginning to reach the peak of our cardio training and starting to phase in the apnea/anaerobic part. In previous years, we have separated both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, as is common in our system, so that by the time Yasemin got to the record period, her apnea capacity should be peaking but she had very little aerobic endurance left. (more…)

An all Turkish diving team for the first time!


At the beginning of 2008, after having heard a lot about his successful dive center and his experience in technical diving, I started corresponding with Asutay Akbayir on facebook. This correspondence led to him offering to do a freediving course through his Aquaclub Dive Center. And so, on June 2008, the course took place, with me teaching the theory and pool portions at Aquaclub’s excellent facilities in Ankara and then doing the dive training in Bodrum, using Motif Diving’s dive boat. This is when I first met Asutay in person and I was very impressed with his passion, energy and professionalism. (more…)