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  • n. Any of various aquatic disciplines in which divers attempt to stay underwater without breathing apparatus for as long as possible.


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  • During his UDT years, his team set several free-diving depth records.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Today even a novice can quickly learn to last longer than that, as I discovered under the tutelage of Kirk Krack, the free-diving coach who has been training Mr. Blaine for his world-record attempt.

    This Time, He’ll Be Left Breathless « Isegoria

  • She could still feel it, curling inside her like the feel of seaweed brushing against her skin as it sometimes did when she went free-diving on Santa Costa.

    Shadow Chase

  • For the unrestrained form of exuberance, you had to be closer to one of the 3 bridges crossing the Canal Grande, where kids were playing cat and mouse with the Polizia free-diving into the pitch dark from the crest of the crossings.


  • It centers on a sport you've probably never seen before, free-diving.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2005

  • A year after she began free-diving she set her first world record.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2004

  • GUPTA: Here's Streeter before her attempt to set a record in no limits free-diving, the same event that proved fatal for Mestre.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2004

  • GUPTA: Streeter says her success in free-diving has taught her a lesson she tries to pass on to others.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2004

  • GUPTA: Though free-diving is a lot more than holding your breath.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2004

  • A much more recent dramatic example of pranayama comes from the current free-diving champion of the world, Francisco Ferreras, who has had extraordinary control of his breath since childhood.

    Meditation as Medicine

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