The Freedive Café podcast is back for its second year, and kicks off with an interview with Alexey Molchanov.

As usual, the in-depth interview covers a broad range of topics including his then-Constant Weight (CWT) world record dive to 129m/~423ft. (Editor’s Note: The episode was recorded before Molchanov subsequently broke his own record at Vertical Blue this week.)

Also on the table is his late mother, freediving legend Natalia Molchanova, with questions including what happened to her, what influence she had over his development, and what has he learned from her.

The interview also covers other topics including his training methods, does he think DCS is now becoming a problem for freedivers on deeper dives, and is freediving going to the Olympics, amongst others.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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