Monday, November 23, 2020

AIDA International President Carla Sue Hanson Passes Away


Carla Sue Hanson, the President of the Freediving governing body AIDA International has passed away in California following a short battle with Cancer.

Affectionately known as “Madame President”, Carla had been President of AIDA International since 2016 and was recently re-elected for the 2020 mandate.  She was also a regular in the team at events such as the DEMA Show and the Blue Wild Show.

Prior to this role had held several roles in the organization totaling a decade of volunteering for AIDA.  She was widely regarded as an iconic figure in the Freediving community.  You can read more about Carla Sue in our recent interview with her.

She passed away on Thursday 6th February 2020 in hospital surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her daughter China.

Remembering Carla-Sue Hanson – AIDA President

Remembering Carla Sue Hanson - AIDA President

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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 helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.


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