AIDA International Announce Antero Joki to Lead Nick Mevoli Accident Review

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AIDA International, the international Freediving Federation that was ratifying the dives during the recent Suunto Vertical Blue competition, has announced that their Technical Officer Antero Joki will lead the organisations investigation into Nick Mevoli’s death whilst attempting a 72m dive. Mevoli’s death was the first fatality in 20 years of competition Freediving under AIDA rules […]

Suunto Vertical Blue 2013 – Day Three

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Yesterday completed the first act of Suunto Vertical Blue 2013. Day Three of the highly anticipated freediving competition produced another five new national records, out of 17 white card performances. The deepest of these was Davide Carrera from Italy. Davide completed a beautiful 101 meter dive under constant ballast in two minutes and :56 seconds. […]

Antero Joki Sets Freediving Records at Suunto Vertical Blue

At the surface with Antero

Antero Joki is not a little man. He does not have what you would call the customary slim physique of a competitive freediver. Nor does he practice any of the orthodoxy that most of the athletes at Suunto Vertical Blue do, such as fasting & avoiding dairy products, or months of strength training, doing C02 tables […]

AIDA International announces Executive Board elections

AIDA International, the international Freediving federation, has announced the election of 3 officer positions in 2012-2013 as well as a call to vote on whether to keep the member fee at €150 per year. The election has been called for the following specific items: President – Kimmo Lahtinen Technical Officer – Antero Joki or  Pim Vermeulen Education […]