Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Freediver Camila Jaber Featured In Sports Illustrated


It’s not that often that freediving gets a story in Sports Illustrated, and usually when it is, it’s because someone dies. Not so this time.

Sport’s Illustrated’s English-language hispanic edition, En Fuego, recently featured Mexican freediver Camila Jaber and her work as an ambassador for the “Proyecto Gran Acuifero Maya” as well as her work with national nonprofit Mexico Azul.

On freediving, Jaber explains:

“This is not driven by adrenaline. You have to be actually on the opposite side of your feelings. You have to be in a very relaxed mode, almost a meditative state in which you’re not thinking aloud.”

Check out one of her Instagram posts below as well as a PBS special where Jaber is featured, or read about her in Sports Illustrated here.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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