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Links

Freediving Organizations and National AIDAs

AIDA, International Association for the Development of Apnea - World sanctioning organization

http://www.aidainternational.org

AIDA Canada - National AIDA of Canada

http://www.aidacanada.org

Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea

http://freedivecanada.com/cgi-bin/welcome.pl

AIDA Mexico

http://www.aidamexico.com

AIDA New Zealand

http://www.freedive.co.nz

Underwater Society of America, USOA

http://underwater-society.org

Australian Freediving Association, AFA

http://ozfreediving.com/afa

AIDA Austria

http://www.aida-austria.at

AIDA Belgium

http://www.aidabelgique.be

AIDA Brazil

http://www.aidabrasil.com.br

AIDA Croatia

http://www.aida.hr

AIDA Czech Republic

http://www.aida-czech.cz

Danish Freediving Association

http://www.danskfridykkerforbund.dk

AIDA Egypt

http://www.aida-egypt.org

AIDA Finland

http://www.freedivingfinland.net

AIDA France

http://www.aidafrance.org

AIDA Germany

http://www.aida-deutschland.de

British Freediving Association, BFA

http://www.britishfreediving.org

AIDA Greece

http://www.aidahellas.gr

AIDA Hungary

http://www.aida-hungary.hu

AIDA Israel

http://www.aida-israel.org

Free Diving Israel

http://www.freediving.co.il

AIDA Italy

http://www.aidaitalia.com

Japan Apnea Society

http://www3u.kagoya.net/~jas-apnea/index-j.html

Dutch Freediving Association, DFA

http://www.dfa.nu

AIDA Norway

http://ofk.uio.no

Freedive Poland

http://www.freediving.com.pl

Freedive Portugal

http://www.aidaportugal.com

AIDA Russia

http://www.homodelphinus.ru

AIDA Serbia

http://www.aida-srbija.com

AIDA Slovenia

http://www.sdsapa-drustvo.si/index.php

AIDA Sweden

http://www.aidasweden.se

AIDA Switzerland

http://www.susv.ch/Sport_K/SPOKO-Hauptseite.htm

AIDA Ukraine

http://www.aida-ukraine.org.ua

AIDA Venezuela

http://aidavenezuela.tripod.com

 

Clubs

Club d'Apnee Sportive de Montreal

http://www.casm.info

Freedive Toronto

http://www.freedivetoronto.com

Vancouver Apneist Club

http://www.vancouverapneist.com

Lazy Seals New Zealand

http://www.lazyseal.co.nz/index.html

Tokyo Freediving Club

http://www.freediving.jp

Oslo Freediving Club

http://www.fridykking.net

No Tanx, GB

http://www.NoTanx.com

Salt-Freedivers, GB

http://www.saltfreedivers.com

Immersion, Netherlands

http://www.immersion.nu

CIPA, France

http://www.cipapnea.com

The Tribe - UK

http://deeperblue.net/courses/tribe

 

Medical and Safety Organizations

Divers Alert Network - Diving and freediving safety organization

http://www.diversalertnetwork.org

Dive Wise - Fatalities Prevention

http://www.divewise.org

Divers Alert Network - Freediving Incident Report Form

http://www.danintranet.org/bh/

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society - Medical resource

http://www.uhms.org

World Freediving Medical Association

http://wfdma.com

Germany Hyperbaric Chamber - in German

http://www.dkzhd.de

Egypt Hyperbaric Chamber

http://www.deco-international.com

 

Anti Doping and Banned Substances Resources

United States Antidoping Administration site - for all your doping policy questions

http://www.usantidoping.org

World Anti Doping Administration - World Organization for doping policy

http://www.wada-ama.org/en/t1.asp

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

http://www.cces.ca

UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory (WADA Testing)

http://www.pathnet.medsch.ucla.edu/Olympic/default.asp

 

Local Freediving Training Groups

Los Angeles Area Freediving Training Group

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/lafreediving/

Monterey Bay Freedivers

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Monterey_Bay_Freedivers/

 

Freediving Education

Performance Freediving International - Freediving Education

http://www.performancefreediving.com

Freediving Instructors International

http//www.freedivinginstructors.com

Immersion Freediving - Ted Harty

http://immersionfreediving.com/

Freedive NYC

http://www.freedivenyc.com/

Solomons

http://www.freedivers.net

Frederic Buyle

http://www.futurapnea.com

Apnea Academy

http://www.apnea-academy.com

Vertical Blue - William Trubridge

http://www.verticalblue.net

Apnea Canarias

http://www.apneacanarias.com

Apnea Works - Ryuzo Shinomiya

http://www.apneaworks.com/top-eng.html

Deeper Blue

http://deeperblue.net/courses

Emma Farrell

http://www.emma-freediver.co.uk/index.html

Freedive the World

http://www.freedivetheworld.com

 

News and Online Resources

Deeper Blue - Online freediving resource for news, events, and forums

http://www.deeperblue.net

Apnea Mania - World ranking and other good history of freediving things

http://www.apneamania.com/code/index.asp

The Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments - Group that studies how humans do this stuff.

http://www.hpee.org/hpee.html

Scuba Geek - Answers to many questions

http://www.scubageek.com/geek

Freedive Central

http://www.freedivecentral.com

The Last Attempt

http://www.carlosserraonline.com

Hanapaa Fishing

http://www.hanapaafishing.com

Freediving Spots

http://www.freedivingspots.net

Freediving.biz

http://www.freediving.biz

One Breath - A Reflection on Freediving

http://www.pynto.com/onebreath

Guinness World Records

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/default.aspx

 

Freediving Gear

Pro Dive International

http://www.prodiveusa.com

Doc's Pro Plugs - ear plugs you can dive with

http://www.proplugs.com

Oceaner Wetsuits

http://www.oceaner.com

Suunto D4

D4

Liquivision

http://www.liquivision.ca

Picasso America - Freediving gear and wetsuits

http://www.picassoamerica.com

Omer

http://www.omerdiving.com

Freediver's Vest

http://www.freedive.net/swb.htm

Water Way Company

http://www.finswimworld.com/

Chen Bin Fins

http://www.binfins.com/

Triton

http://www.finswimming.net/index.html

 

Dive Centers and Other Diving Resources

Malibu Divers

http://www.malibudivers.com

Blue Planet Divers Thailand

http://blueplanetdivers.net/

Nausicaa

http://www.nausicaa.fr/index.php?lg=en

 

Athletes

Enzo Maiorca

http://www.enzomaiorca.it/home.html

Annabel Edwards

http://freediveparadise.com

Tanya Streeter Site

http://www.redefineyourlimits.com

William Winram

http://www.williamwinram.com

Jana Strain

http://www.janastrain.com

Martin Stepanek Site

http://www.martinstepanek.com

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank Site

http://www.mandy-rae.com

Natalia Avseenko Site

http://www.yoga-free.ru

Ananda Escudero Gomes

http://www.anandaescudero.com

Herbert Nitsch

http://www.herbertnitsch.com

Guillaume Néry

http://www.guillaumenery.fr

Frederic Buyle

http://www.futurapnea.com

Tom Sietas

http://www.tomsietas.com

Ryuzo Shinomiya

http://www.apneaworks.com

Umberto Pelizzari

http://www.umbertopelizzari.com

Jacques Mayol - Unofficial

http://www.thejacquesmayol.com

Stig Aavall Severinsen

http://www.planetfreedive.dk/default-eng.htm

Sam Stills

http://www.samstill.co.uk

Lotta Ericson Site

http://www.lottaericson.com

Carlos Costa Site

http://www.carloscoste.com

Megan Heaney-Grier

http://www.freediver.com

Ant Williams

http://www.antwilliams.com

William Trubridge

http://www.verticalblue.net

Deborah Andollo

http://www.deborahandollo.com

Kathryn McPhee

http://kathrynmcphee.blogspot.com

Carolina Schrappe

http://www.carolschrappe.com

Karol Meyer

http://www.karolmeyer.com

Gavin Grey

http://www.freediver.co.nz

Kerian Hibbs

http://www.hibbs.net.nz

Pierre Frolla

http://www.pierrefrolla.com

Patrick Musimu

http://www.patrickmusimu.com

Gianluca Genoni

http://www.genoni.com

Benjamin Franz

http://www.benjamin-franz.de

Stephane Mifsud

http://www.stephanemifsud.com

Andy Le Sauce

http://www.andylesauce.com

Nathalie Desreac

http://www.subaquatik.com/Site-desreac2

Kike

http://www.thefreediver.com

Yasemin Dalkilic

http://www.yasemindalkilic.com

David Lee

http://www.apneablue.com

Peter Christensen

http://www.orebroapnea.net

Jorg Jansen

http://www.shark-bait.com

Timo Jattu

http://www.timojattu.com

Sebastian Näslund

http://www.fridykning.se

Julia Petrik

http://homodelphinus.ru/index.php?lang=english

Grégory Piazzola

http://massiliasub.free.fr/

Annelie Pompe

http://www.anneliepompe.com

Rik Rösken

http://www.apnea.nl/index.php/Hoofdpagina

Kars van Kouwen

http://www.freeapnea.nl

Pim Vermeulen

http://www.freediveshop.nl

 

Imaging

Fred Buyle

http://www.nektos.net

Aquacorp

http://quietdeep.com

Courtney Platt

http://courtneyplatt.com

The Greater Meaning of Water

http://www.gmwmovie.com/thestory.html

Colin Gans

http://www.underwaterdisplay.net

Scott Cambell

http://www.on1breath.com

 

Online Literature

Rubicon Foundation - Online resource for freediving literature and research publications

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/

Rahn, H and Yokoyama, T. Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan. 1965.

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3279

Lindholm P, Pollock NW, Lundgren CEG, eds. Breath-hold diving. Proceedings of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society/Divers Alert Network 2006 June 20-21 Workshop. Durham, NC: Divers Alert Network; 2006

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5612

Wong RM. Taravana revisited: Decompression illness after breath-hold diving. South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 1999 Volume 29 Number 3

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6010

Prevention of Middle Ear Barotrauma

http://faculty.washington.edu/ekay/MEbaro.html

National Geographic Weddell Seal Article

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/weddell-seal.html

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