Thursday, December 3, 2020

Ilaria Bonin: Italy's Newest Mermaid


Turin, Italy — last weekend the national freediving championships took place in Turin. A good gathering of athletes turned out for the event, but one freediver in particular stood out, Ilaria Bonin. At the comp Ilaria successfully set two new national records with 119 meters in DNF

and 186 meters DYN.

Giving smooth and relaxed performances (and no-packing yet) Ilaria is not only chasing the female world record holder Natalia Molchanova but she is also giving the italian men a run for their money. DeeperBlue looks forward to seeing more from Italy’s newest mermiad.


Gabriele Satto an AA Instructor and Iaia’s friend said “I could really tell she could easily reach the wall again if she wanted to, but she’s so modest she stopped 13 meters before it and came out smiling soooo wide!!!!!


Ilaria Bonin

Photo courtesy of Gabriele Satto

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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.


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