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The Flavors of Trinidad and Her Freedivers

The flavors of Trinidad are undoubtedly garlic, shadow benny (Trinidadian cilantro) and pimento pepper.  Almost every dish I’ve ever had at Mustaq Mohammed’s house, which is many, include some variation of these three ingredients.  These are used to enhance the freshest foods such as fish just caught by our host […]


Proof is in the Pudding by Kirk Krack

In the twelve years since PFI’s [Performance Freediving International] inception and the seventeen years since its first concept was developed, we continue to be the industry leader in the sport and recreation of Freediving. Not only have we in all our iterations worked with seven athletes to 22 world records, […]


Freediving Course Questions

Some answers to frequently asked questions about freediving courses: 1. Am I too old for this sport? Ask Russian freediver, Natalia Molchanova the same question and see what she says.  The 51 year old athlete holds all the self powered discipline world records including CWT, FIM, CNF, DYN, DNF and […]


Allison Penovich: New Spearfishing World Record Set by 17 Year Old, Likely Youngest Female Spearfishing World Record Holder

Port Canaveral, FL. Evolve Freediving along with Allison’s father, Joe Penovich, are proud to announce that Alli Penovich of Cocoa Beach, FL set a new spearfishing world record in the women’s speargun division while freediving on just one breath of air, harvesting an 11.4 pound (5.2 kg) northern red snapper, […]


Nick Mevoli: First American to Self Propel to 100 Meters on One Breath of Air

The Actual Press Release: Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.  United States Freediving Association (USFA) is pleased to announce that Nick Mevoli of Brooklyn, NY set a new United States Men’s Freediving National Record in the Constant Weight discipline, swimming with just one breath of air down to a depth of 100 […]


Food for Thought

  “What is the pill which will keep us well, serene, contented? Not my or thy great-father’s, but our great-grandmother Nature’s universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlives so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.


Be Careful With your Ears

  One of the most limiting factors for freedivers is the inability to equalize at depth.  One of the most limiting factors for the freedive instructor is to teach students to equalize.  To some degree, the process of equalization, or making the pressure on both sides of the eardrum the […]


The Future of the Sport

With every dive we are trying to find the deeper meaning of freediving.  We feel like part of the elite when we describe our esoteric sport.  We boast to our friends and families about five plus minute breatholds and the meters upon meters that we swim straight down into the […]


New World Record, 67M

Ashley Chapman Clenches Her Third World Record at the Suunto Vertical Blue Competition at Dean’s Blue Hole “ I knew I had the dive in me,I executed the dive twice before in practice with ease. I just needed to get beyond the pressure that comes with announcing a world record […]


Dieting For Freediving

“What is the pill which will keep us well, serene, contented? Not my or thy great-father’s, but our great-grandmother Nature’s universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlives so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.” -Thoreau Eating […]


Clenching the Record

Or “How to Break a World Record”.  I had a lot of success breaking records last year at the Deja Blue II competition in the Cayman Islands.  In fact, I managed to break the national record in the discipline of CNF three times.  Once to 50 meters, once to 55 […]