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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…)

FREE and Liquivision team up to verify World Records!


FREE (Freediving Regulations & Education Entity) one of the premier training and verification freediving agencies in the world, and Liquivision, the maker of the Liquivision X1 diving computer have finalized an agreement that will see the X1 become the Official Gauge of all freediving events verified by FREE. This means that, from now on, for every competition or record attempt verified by FREE, all competing freedivers will be required to wear several X1 computers to verify the depths achieved. (more…)

Freediving Courses coming up, get them while they’re hot!


It has been a while since we last taught a freediving course. I myself have remained active in freediving instruction all these years, but it has been more on consultant, specialist basis. I have helped a few well known freedivers improve their already excellent techniques through private training, I’ve helped several non freediving athletes implement out breathing system into their training as a way to prepare for important races and events (including one very famous sprinter whose name I’m not at liberty to divulge), (more…)

The End of the Road is really here!


Well, that’s it, today, we are officially only 2 weeks away from our trip to Turkey, to start the training dives that should culminate, hopefully, with a successful record attempt on May 2nd. It has been a long, long road since we decided to come back to competitive freediving and attempt this record. Yasemin basically had an agreement with the Turkish Prime Minister on January 2009, after he requested her to come back to record setting diving as a way to promote the country and stimulate female achievements. (more…)

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…)

Our Goal: 125 meters Variable Ballast


People keep asking us, what is the target depth and category for your attempt in December? We have kept this information confidential until now, for reasons that I will explain below, but the time has come to let it out. So, come December 27th, Yasemin will attempt to dive to 125 meters/410 feet, bu descending with the use of a weighted sled and ascending under her own power, the definition of this category. (more…)