Yasemin

Biography

Yasemin 2 Mayıs 1979’da Türkiye’nin denizden 800 km. uzak başşehri Ankara’da doğdu. Bu da derinliklere duyduğu tutkuyu daha olağanüstü yapıyor! Daha dört yaşındayken denizi keşfetmiş ve ailesi ona ilk maske ve paletini almış, beş yaşındayken de o sıralar sık sık hastalandığından güçlenmesi için Ankara’da düzenli yüzme kurslarına başlamıştı. Spor eğitimi onu sadece güçlendirmedi, ileride inanılmaz hedeflere ulaşabilmesini sağlayan kararlılık, kendini adama ve hedefe odaklanma gibi özellikler de kazanmasını sağladı.[more]

Rudi

Rudi Castineyra was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on June 26th, 1969. He started swimming and diving by age 4, scuba diving by 7 and by the time he was a teenager, he was a very experienced diver with thousands of dives logged. Enamored with the underwater world, he started taking underwater photos at age 14, a perfect marriage of his two passions, diving and creating images. During his teen years, he became heavily involved in competitive freediving, designing a proprietary system specifically tailored for that sport. In general, he became an avid sportsman, practicing many different sports, and excelling at judo and kayaking.[more]

Beyond Freediving

By age 7, Yasemin was fully immersed in swimming training, and her parents, seeking a way to balance her development, introduced her to piano lessons. She dutifully fell in love with music, made all the easier by the fact that her sister, Hande Dalkilic, was training to be a concert pianist. After 6 years of piano, Yasemin learned guitar, keyboards, studied jazz history and theory and started creating her own music.[more]