Monday, September 27, 2021

Umberto Pelizzari & Pipin Ferreras To Meet After 25 Years


Freediving legends and rivals Umberto Pelizzari and Pipin Ferreras have not seen each other since 1992 when Pelizzari claimed a 70m Constant Weight (CWT) record off Ferreras off the island of Ustica.

Today Pelizzari has announced via his Facebook page that he and Ferreras will both be attending the EUDI Diving Show in Bologna, Italy in March 2017.

Announcement Post on Umberto Pelizzari's Facebook Page
Announcement Post on Umberto Pelizzari’s Facebook Page

Ferreras and Pelizzari were famous in the 1990’s for their rivalry and numerous attempts to take Freediving world records off each other.  The rivalry was documented in the IMAX movie Ocean Men: Extreme Dive, and TV docudrama of the same name, filmed and directed by renowned underwater photographer Bob Talbot.  The film will be shown at the EUDI Show followed by a Q&A with both divers.

You can find out more about the EUDI Show on their website.

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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.