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 DeeperBlue.com. 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.

William Trubridge Awards The Inaugural Stephen Keenan Memorial Medal

Stephen Keenan is honored in a memorial award, crafted by world renowned designer David Trubridge, and given inaugurally to Marco Cosentino.

Fin. Glide. Swim. The Most Powerful Women in Freediving In 2018

The competitive field in women's freediving has never been so exciting. On Women's Dive Day 2018 we take a close look at some of the top contenders

Video: Act 1 Wrap-Up – OriginECN Vertical Blue 2018

Find out about the back-stories at OriginECN Vertical Blue, and get the scoop on what's really happened during the first 3 days at the world's most prestigious freediving competition

Ippo Zutsu: Claire Paris Smashes USA Freediving Record

Dr. Claire Paris Limouzy Sets a New Dynamic National Record at the fourth edition of the South Florida Apnea Challenge

Winners of the South Florida Apnea Challenge 2018

Claire Paris and Antonio Del Duca Take Top Honors at the #SFAC_2018. Check out all of the competition results.
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Latest Posts

YouTuber DALLMYD To Receive Beneath The Sea’s Visionary Award

Jake Koehler, better known on YouTube as DALLMYD, lives and breathes to dive and explore new destinations in search of lost valuables, and because of that he will be honored with the "Visionary Award" at this year's Beneath the Sea dive show.

NOAA Announces Formal Partnership With Recreational Boating, Fishing Industry

Given that responsible recreational boating provides access to a bunch of sites in U.S. marine sanctuaries for scuba divers and other water enthusiasts to enjoy, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced it had entered into a formal partnership with leading recreational fishing and boating organizations to promote sustainable activities in federal waters, including sanctuaries.

Nominations For 2019 DEMA Reaching Out Awards Now Open

DEMA has announced that nominations for its 2019 Reaching Out Awards are now open.

Socorro Islands – Magical and Unforgettable Big Animal Encounters

We take a magical liveaboard trip to the unique ecosystem of the Revillagigedo (aka Socorro) Islands

WW2 US Aircraft Carrier Hornet’s Final Resting Place Located in the South Pacific

Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet was discovered late last month by the expedition crew of the late Paul Allen's Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel.