Monday, July 22, 2024

New US-Based Freediving Conference Starts Today


The first annual 321FREEDIVE Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida, is kicking off today with a star-studded cast of 20+ worldwide speakers from within the freediving and dive science communities through seminars with Q&A sessions, practical applications, an equipment introduction, and testing.

Space Coast Freedivers Founder Jennifer Morgan created the conference. Its mission is to bring “Freediving Excellence in Education” to the mainstream by providing events, scholarships, and support to those that may not otherwise have the accessibility.

Speakers include:

* William Trubridge on decompression sickness and in-water recompression
* Walid Boudhiaf, Enchante Gallardo and Fatima Korok on competitive freediving
* Francesca Koe on “Competition Protocols, Conservation of the Kelp Forest”
* Robert King on the history of competitive freediving/ accident case studies
* Stephan Whelan on “Digital Media and Marketing”
* Dr. Marc Babi on “Freediving Neurology”
* Dr. Bezo Silva on “Pulmonary Barotrauma in Freediving: Current and Future Research”
* Dr. Joe Dituri on the “100 Day Challenge” & hyperbaric medicine
* Ted Harty on “Building a Culture of Freediving Safety”
* Dr. Antonio Paris on “Diving for Science”
* Jerry Guerra (Neptonics) on “Blue Water Spearfishing”
* Liam Abel on “The Future of Freediving Design”
* Woody Alpern on “Technical Dive Planning: Why It Matters”
* Dale Bartush on “Professional Dive Line Set Up/Workshop Safety”
* Scott Flory on “Competition Rescues/Workshop Head of Safety”
* Tanner Pederson on “Countdown to Official Top”
* Allie Reilly on “Mastering Breath Flow/Workshop Safety”
* Lance Lee Davis on “Freediving Surf Survival”
* Sean Coakley on “Claibre Biometrics”

Additionally, there will be a 2-day VIP Elite Dynamic Workshop led by World, Continental, and National Record Holders where participants will advance their knowledge and skills in Static Apnea, Dynamic Bi-Fin, Dynamic No-Fin, and Dynamic Monofin training. (Note: Space will be limited)

There is still time to register and attend the conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cocoa Beach. For more info go to 

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.