Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Francesca Koe

An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.

‘The Deepest Breath’: What You Need To Know About The Sundance Freediving Documentary

Dive into The Deepest Breath, Sundance's newest documentary about freediving and what Freedivers really need to know about it

Dr. Claire Paris Smashes Two Pan-American Freediving Records

Claire Paris swims into history by setting new Pan-American records for the USA, and beating the men's DYNB record to boot.

Vertical Blue 2021 – The Wrap-up

A highly anticipated Vertical Blue 2021 (the world's premier freediving competition) did not disappoint! Read all about the highlights and the BTS of the "Wimbledon of Freediving"

Adriatic Depth Trophy Makes Freediving History

The Adriatic Freediving Trophy, which was 2020's national championship of Croatia, made history as it was the first time AIDA and CMAS rules were applied simultaneously to a freediving performance.

Blue Element 2019 – the Winners and the Wrap Up

Read all about the winners of Blue Element 2019 and the inspiring stories of myriad personal achievements in freediving from Dominica in the Caribbean.

Blue Element 2019 – the First Few Days

Check out the behind the scenes, the astonishing performances and some amazing dives from Soufriere Bay in Dominica at the Blue Element 2019 competition.

Blue Element 2019 Starts Tomorrow

Get ready to join Johnny Sunnex and a field of 30 international freediving athletes at the 3rd annual Blue Element freediving competition on the beautiful island of Dominica.

The Wrap-up and Winners of Infinity Depth Games 5

Kristine Zipfel of Norway and Martin Zajac of Slovakia take home top honors at the overall winners of the Infinity Depth Games 5 freediving competition

Vertical Blue 2020 – Safety Team Applications Being Accepted

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the Vertical Blue 2020 safety team to join the ranks of an outstanding legacy.

Back to Back World Records from Alexey Molchanov & Alessia Zecchini

Alexey Molchanov of Russia and Alessia Zecchini of Italy set back-to-back World Records for AIDA & CMAS respectively at the 2019 Caribbean Cup.

Alenka Artnik Smashes Current World Record With 111m Dive

Slovenian freediver Alenka Artnik smashes previous female depth record with a dive to 111 meters and sets an incredible new world record on breath-hold.

Sayuri Kinoshita – Strength & Sweetness

DeeperBlue Editor-at-Large Francesca reflects on Sayuri Kinoshita's effervescent giggle and a contagious smile that belied the warrior-like strength Sayuri displayed in her diving.

Sayuri Kinoshita – A Video Tribute

To honor the memory of his dear friend, Daan Verhoeven has created a lovely tribute video compiling special moments with Sayuri Kinoshita.

Blue Element 2018 Buoys Up Dominica In Its On-going Recovery

One Year After Hurricane Maria Devastated the Caribbean Island of Dominica, the Blue Element Freediving Competition Successfully Brings Back Visitors, Business and Smiles to Soufrière Bay .

Cressi Goes Offline At DEMA Show

As a signal of loyalty to its retailers Cressi announces an "Atelier Line" of scuba diving products which can only be purchased offline and never on the internet.