Serbian Branko Petrovic Wins Fazza Freediving Championship, Sets New Competition Record

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Serbian freediver Branko Petrovic won the Fazza Championship for Freediving this past weekend held under CMAS freediving rules. Petrovic notched both a first-place finish in the static apnea finals on March 9 with a 9:36-minute breath-hold as well as setting a competition record breath-hold of 9:47 minutes during the qualification round two days earlier. “I […]

Hollis Issue Recall on Explorer Rebreather Counterlungs

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Hollis have announced a recall of certain counterlungs due to a weak weld.  Please see the recall statement from Hollis below: “Discontinue use of your Explorer until new counterlungs are installed. Continued use of the original parts could lead to flooding of the counterlungs, Pre-Dive Check failures, and possible drowning. We have received some counterlungs […]

Options For Disabled Divers Proliferating

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Just because someone has a physical disability does not mean he or she can’t learn how to dive. Among the myriad exhibitors at this year’s Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida were organizations that cater to disabled divers. The DiveHeart Foundation provides scuba diving opportunities for kids, adults and veterans with disabilities. […]

OxygenFree 2014 Pool Competition To Take Place This Month

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The fourth annual OxygenFree Pool Competition is taking place March 29th and 30th in Nis, Serbia. Participants will be able to compete in three freediving disciplines at this AIDA-calendar event: static apnea, dynamic with fins and dynamic without fins, according to the organizers: “In addition to individual participation (STA plus better result in DNF or […]

Insurance Now Available For AIDA-Certified Freediving Instructors

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AIDA-certified freediving instructors in the United States, Canada (not including Quebec), and the Caribbean can now obtain insurance, according to insurance firm Willis Co. “We have been leaders over the past 20 years in developing new insurance products by listening to our clients and responding to the needs of the sport diving industry,” the company’s […]

Bluetooth Smart Dive Computer Adaptor Buddy Launched on Kickstarter

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DiveNav has announced that its new Dive Computer Buddy project has launched on Kickstarter. The Dive Computer Buddy (aka DCbuddy)  is a Bluetooth Smart adapter that allows a diver to retrieve logs from his dive computer using their tablet or smartphone allowing divers to download their logs almost immediately after a dive. Dive Computer Buddy […]

Blue Wild Day Two – Part Three

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Rounding up Day Two coverage of DeeperBlue.com’s visit to the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, taking a look at some more of the companies and organizations that had booths on the exhibit floor: Mares Mares brought the core of the company’s Pure Instinct freediving and spearfishing product line to Blue Wild, including the new Cyrano […]