Monday, July 22, 2024

321FREEDIVE Conference Day 3 Recap

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Day 3 of the 321FREEDIVE Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida featured a host of speakers ranging from champion competitive freedivers to industry experts, speaking both virtually and in-person.

Fatima Korok, holder of several Hungarian national records, spoke about how she prepares for competitions and the highs and lows of being a professional athlete.

Fatima Korok at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Fatima Korok at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Performance Freediving International instructor Lance Lee Davis talked about freediving surf survival and his stunt work on various Hollywood projects, including James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water.” He also shared a bunch of good training tips.

Lance Lee Davis at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Lance Lee Davis at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Alexey Vlaskin talked virtually about decompression sickness and freediving, as well as highlighting his product, the DiveBud freediving computer that was unveiled last October.

Alexey Vlaskin at 321FREEDIVE Donference
Alexey Vlaskin at 321FREEDIVE Donference

Liam Abel spoke about his freediving equipment company, 29/71, and the future of freediving gear and design. He highlighted the challenges and virtues of designing new equipment.

Liam Abel at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Liam Abel at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Oliver Christen-Drew, a psychologist of work and organization as well as a Molchanovs freediving instructor, spoke on the differences between relaxation and breathe-up.

Oliver Christen-Drew at 321 FRREDIVE Conference
Oliver Christen-Drew at 321 FRREDIVE Conference

Dr. Marc Babi talked virtually about the newurology of freediving and incident management. He described the connections between the heart. lungs and brain as well as how the brain reacts to low oxygen levels.

Dr. Marc Babi at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Dr. Marc Babi at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Ben Collins, product manager for GARMIN Dive, discussed pursuing the perfect dive and using metrics to improve freedive training. One tip: “Good sleep hygiene is critical to recovery.”

GARMIN's Ben Collins at 321FREEDIVE Conference
GARMIN’s Ben Collins at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Allie Reilly, founder of Samudra Flow, talked about breath work and the benefits of yoga in freeediving. Breath is the foundation of movement, she said, and described the benefits of breathing deeply and fully as well as Pranayama and the traditions of breath consciousness.

Allie Reilly at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Allie Reilly at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Champion freediver William Trubridge ended the day with a virtual session from Taiwan, where he talked about his experiences with decompression sickness in freediving. He noted that with the increasing depths competitive freedivers are achieving, DCS is becoming more prevalent, and put suggested some proposed protocols for treating DCS for freedivers.

William Trubridge talks about his DCS experience at 321FREEDIVE Conference
William Trubridge talks about his DCS experience at 321FREEDIVE Conference
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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