Freediver Rebecca Coales broke the current female DNF record at the Total Fitness centre in Walkden, North Manchester on the 31st July, 2013 at 10.05pm.
For those new to Freediving, DNF is swimming as far as you can horizontally in a swimming pool without the aid of fins.
The record had previously been held since 2007 continuously by Liv Philip. Rebecca, with a very comfortable dive, beat the 116m that was on the board and pushed the distance to 120m, which is well within her Personal best (PB), in a dive time of 2’24 minutes.
Rebecca is a founder member of the Bristol No Tanx Freedivers group where she trains with friends. She is a relative newcomer to the competition circuit, only starting to explore her potential in the last 6 months, starting with a no-fins clinic, and mono fin clinic with Steve Millard of the Apneists UK group www.learn2freedive.com , based in the North of the UK. Recently she earned the right to represent her country in the World Freediving Pool Championships, and with this new record it has placed her firmly on the map. Rebecca runs the http://www.omdiver.co.uk/ Yoga website and courses which is the perfect cross training for Freedivers.
The video of the dive can be found here:
Some pictures and a more complete story can be found here www.freedivingcompetition.com. Record attempts can be organised for those wishing to gain National records in the UK.
Thanks to the dream team who came and supported the event.
Athlete: Rebecca Coales
Organiser: Steve Millard
Judge: Gary Lowe
Judge: David Tranfield
Judges Assistant: Fiona Cahill
Safety Diver: James Cluskey
Safety Diver: Steve Millard
Videographer / Photographer: Sean Peters http://www.sppv.net/
Surface Coach: John Moorcroft
Medic: Dr P. Taylor
Thank you to the management and staff of Total Fitness Walkden for hosting the event and their continued support of UK Freediving athletes and students. Please visit http://www.totalfitness.co.uk/ for more details to join the gym.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
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More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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