Ah, the Bahamas – an imposing archipelago of 700 islands that lie on the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea – is a playground for adventurers and a favorite amongst leisure and aggressive freedivers alike. With breath-taking surroundings, translucent tropical water and many to expereince, it’s no marvel the Bahamas evokes such inventive filmmaking.
The Bimini story, André Musgrove
The Bahamas has a number of the greatest shark diving on the earth. On Tiger Beach Grand Bahama Island, sharks abound, and when you’re courageous sufficient, you'll be able to freedive with Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Hammerheads, and extra. On this video, André Musgrove and pals discover the island of Bimini, which additionally provides unimaginable encounters with certainly one of our most misunderstood and endangered species. Be a part of the adventurers as they discover shallow wrecks and clarify why we should shield sharks. There’s just one query you have got for them after watching “room for yet one more?!”
Stig Pryd’s 50-metre Enjoyable Dive In Dean’s Blue Gap, Daan Verhoeven
Stig Pryds is among the most fascinating and friendliest individuals I’ve ever had the privilege to satisfy. Recognized mid-life with psoriatic arthritis (a continual inflammatory joint illness, inflicting intense ache and excessive fatigue), Stig took to freediving to heal himself of ache and regain his life. He's now one among Denmark’s deepest freedivers and has set Nationwide data in three depth disciplines. Right here he and Daan Verheaven, premier freediving photographer, seize Stig’s ‘enjoyable dive’ freediving within the Bahamas, in Dean’s Blue Gap (the second-largest sinkhole on the earth) on Lengthy Island.
The Underwater Pianist
A shock awaits anybody who watches as a freediver in a yellow gown swims down silently to take a seat at a child grand piano hidden underwater by the magician, David Copperfield, on certainly one of his personal islands. The sunken chrome steel piano sits at round 5-metres, simply off the coast of Rudder Minimize Cay. Apart from us, the freediving pianist has one other viewers – a life-sized sculpture of a mermaid mendacity by her aspect, as if keen to listen to a tune. We could dance?
Guillaume Nery base leaping at Dean’s Blue Gap, Julie Gautier
A round-up of freediving movies within the Bahamas wouldn’t be full with out that includes Guillaume Nery’s base leaping dive at Dean’s Blue Gap. Shot in 2010 by spouse Julie Gautier, an unimaginable underwater cinematographer, on one-breath! The video has amassed over 27 million views and impressed many freedivers not simply into the game, however to view it as an artform and experiment with methods to point out off the intimate connection between freediving and the underwater world.
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