,"UK Freediver training for first UK ""no-limits"" attempt"

“On the 17th to the 20th December 2001 the FIRST EVER ‘NO LIMITS’ FREEDIVES in the UK will take place in a deep quarry in Wales. UK Freediver Steve Truglia from London will be diving on his deep dive sled to depths of over 50 metres on ONE LUNGFUL OF AIR. This is the first time that this type of freediving has been carried out in UK waters. There will be a team of supporters including scuba safety divers, safety freedivers and full medical cover.

Steve, an ex SAS and SBS soldier, is now a professional Film and Television Stunt Performer with credits on such films as Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is not Enough, Saving Private Ryan and Entrapment, and TV credits on BBC Online 999, Crimewatch UK, London’s Burning and Brookside. He is currently in full time training to become the first person in the UK to reach the mystical mark of 100 metres on one lungful of air next Summer, after which he will be in training for the World Record and become Britain’s first professional freediver. He is currently sponsored by many companies including Breitling, Mares, Active Scuba, Apeks, Polar Heart Rate Monitors, Powerbreathe, and his own business, prostunts.net. You can follow Steve’s progress on his website at http://www.ukfreediver.com as well as exclusive online coverage via Deeper Blue.”

Stephan Whelan

Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. 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 passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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