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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Freediving Record Attempt 

Freediving, also known as skin diving or snorkeling, has been practiced as a competitive sport since the early 20th century but in recent years, many more people have been captivated by the sport. The movement has been inspired largely by Martin Stepanek of the Czech Republic, and a new generation of divers including New Zealander, Niki Roderick.
Martin Stepanek and Niki Roderick photographed next to an Oceana poster, Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world's oceans.From August 5 -11, in the Red Sea, Dahab, Egypt, at the Sony Free event, Stepanek, with a single breath of air, will attempt to swim down to a depth of 112 meters and return to the surface using only his monofin, his strength and his endurance. At the same event, Roderick will attempt to break one of free diving's longest-standing World Records in the Women's Variable Weight discipline, by diving 123 meters, feet first on a weighted sled that runs along a rope. More.

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