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The 5 Most Popular Posts from to Kick-start 2014

Through-out 2013 we’ve been monitoring some of the most popular posts here on and have done the final tally to present to you the 5 Most Popular Posts from  So counting down like any good New Years celebration here are the 5…

5. Herbert Nitsch father breaks silence on son’s condition

A post from 2012 still proves very popular in 2013.  After weeks of silence on Herbert Nitsch’s condition after being rushed to hospital for treatment once he surfaced from his Freediving World Record Attempt at No-Limits (NLT) on June 6th 2012, Gerhard Nitsch (Herbert’s Father) posted an online statement on his son’s health.

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4. Yoga for Scuba Divers

Another 2012 post that continues to delight readers from around the world.  Budding scuba divers, or even old timers sometimes go into meltdown just before entering the water can experience difficulty breathing during an entire dive.  Not only is this potentially harmful to your body but it is difficult to find that relaxation point.  Sara-Lise shows that Yoga can teach you many techniques and exercises designed to slow your breath and relax your body.

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3. The #1 reason why Scuba Divers shouldn’t Freedive

The number one reason why Scuba Divers shouldn’t Freedive, according to Feargus Callagy of, is that you can get bent if you mix the two by Freediving in-between Scuba Dives.  Feargus explains his logic and the science behind it in this post from January 2013.

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2. Audrey Mestre Film “No Limits” Available Online

ESPN aired a documentary covering the tragic events surrounding Audrey Mestre’s death in October 2002.  This post showed everyone where they could watch or buy the documentary film

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1. Personal Reflections on “No Limits” and Audrey Mestre

The most popular post on by a long way was our post covering my personal view on the events surrounding Audrey’s death and personal reflections from Tanya Streeter and Paul Kotik – both of whom were interviewed as part of the “No Limits” documentary.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.