Oceanperspectives Photos & Videos

2 months ago

Bloody love our local digs. I find myself often taking the same photos from the same vantage points. The beauty is that every single living, breathing day offers a different perspective. Some profound. Some ordinary. Some a bit flat. Some sunshiny. Some moody. And it is that change that is absolutely the reason for waking up every day just to consider the day ahead. #morningtonpeninsula #portphillipbay #melbourne #changingscenery #bayviews #ocean #oceanperspectives #lifequotes #instawriter #instawords #writersofinstagram #writer at Olivers Hill

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3 months ago

Ever wondered what’s the deal with breathing? It has a great amount of attention. It surely has something to it, but what? Why always breathing exercises for calming, breathing inputs for hypnosis, why people tell you to focus on breathing in guided meditations, relaxing etc? Gave it some thought? Well, I believe that better than doing something you’re told to do is understanding it. So let’s share some info here I teach my students. We can do actions from our consciousness, and some just happen through subconsciousness. Some things are deeply buried in one side they’re stuck, for example, spinal reflexes. It’s also hard to consciously decide not to feel some phobia or pain, these are things in our subconscious mind. But to really relax on a deeper level, even slowing down our heart or muscle tension, we need to tap into those inner parts. There, our sympathetic and  parasympathetic nervous system (SNS and PNS) make things happen. They maintain balance between things, our homeodynamics homeostasis. This is where breathing comes in, breathing is somewhere in between those realms(consciousness and subconsciousness). We breathe without knowing, but we can also control it. Make it slow. Fast. Stop. So it’s very connected with our subconsciousness and Autonomic NS and this is the key. If we know inhaling is connected with our SNS, and exhaling with our PNS, and that PNS is responsible for resting and relaxing, to simplify a bit, by giving extra time to PNS with longer exhales we trigger all those "resting" PNS processes subconsciously. Of course, there is so much more to this, and many other ways to trigger things, but let’s share the basics here. Who is curious can always get some coaching or get a course:) . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #xpnworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #SandFworld @deeperbluegram. @maverick2go

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3 months ago

Ever wondered what’s the deal with breathing? It has a great amount of attention. It surely has something to it, but what? Why always breathing exercises for calming, breathing inputs for hypnosis, why people tell you to focus on breathing in guided meditations, relaxing etc? Gave it some thought? Well, I believe that better than doing something you’re told to do is understanding it. So let’s share some info here I teach my students. We can do actions from our consciousness, and some just happen through subconsciousness. Some things are deeply buried in one side they’re stuck, for example, spinal reflexes. It’s also hard to consciously decide not to feel some phobia or pain, these are things in our subconscious mind. But to really relax on a deeper level, even slowing down our heart or muscle tension, we need to tap into those inner parts. There, our sympathetic and  parasympathetic nervous system (SNS and PNS) make things happen. They maintain balance between things, our homeodynamics homeostasis. This is where breathing comes in, breathing is somewhere in between those realms(consciousness and subconsciousness). We breathe without knowing, but we can also control it. Make it slow. Fast. Stop. So it’s very connected with our subconsciousness and Autonomic NS and this is the key. If we know inhaling is connected with our SNS, and exhaling with our PNS, and that PNS is responsible for resting and relaxing, to simplify a bit, by giving extra time to PNS with longer exhales we trigger all those "resting" PNS processes subconsciously. Of course, there is so much more to this, and many other ways to trigger things, but let’s share the basics here. Who is curious can always get some coaching or get a course:) . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #xpnworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #SandFworld @deeperbluegram

9k323
3 months ago

Sometimes it's tricky to describe the experience that came before and after a photo. But I'm grateful for having experienced dives with sharks frequently, sometimes many in one dive. I'm grateful to have the guidance of people with far more experience than myself. I'm grateful for the incredible encounters I've had conflict free with these amazing ocean Apex predators. I'm grateful for the respect I am overcome with whenever in the presence of them. I'm grateful to see them alive and in the ocean. And I'm grateful for the massive community of people working to help protect the future of sharks whether it's working to build safe alternative incomes to shark fishermen through tourism like @sharkgirlmadison 's #projecthiu works to achieve, or @diegocardenosa and his work with law enforcement and many others behind the scenes of the shark fin trade on the front lines of Hong Kong, just to name a few. And to those individuals that take the time to make their voice heard in your own local communities to push for legislature to ban the import and export of shark meat and the shark fin trade. Every bit helps. It takes an army. This one's for all of you.

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4 months ago

Freediving is about silence, silence that comes from within. Not my words, I believe Mr. Mayol said so. But I couldn't agree more. I get a lot of questions concerning mental preparation, focus, meditation, yoga, etc... Yes, mental focus and being able to relax is a big part of freediving. Probably more than other sports, the mental side is the deciding factor. But, also in other sports I've been a part of as an athlete or a coach, when you get to a high level, it comes down to how you handle things in yourself, more then how physically ready you are. When at top level, all athletes are fit and ready. There are no shortcuts to learning how to mentally prepare. And its not straightforward like - do some yoga or use meditation. Getting into yoga classes doesn't really do anything much for your diving but makes you better at yoga. What is meditation? 10 people will give you 10 different explanations. Its a foggy term.  On my courses I teach people techniques from sport psychology, therapeutic procedures, autogenic training, deep relaxation, guided "meditation", sensoring games, visualization, trigger training, flow training, focusing techniques, etc and a lot of personal experience mixed together. This way I give people the opportunity to figure out their own pattern that works. Even after figuring what works, you need to train this like any other skill, perfect it, change it, make it better. What I wanted to say is, we are all unique, and there is no magic, you need to test, make errors, try again and become skilled. Same with other sports. The coach gives you tools, and you need to work them then. And there is no single tool to do it all, as there is no perfect tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #xpnworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #SandFworld @deeperbluegram

7k173
4 months ago

A benthic survey diver floats virtually upside down to avoid knocking or disturbing the reef as she takes note of every coral and bottom-dwelling critter she finds along the transect line. It's been a minute, and I've been on land for a while, but until I'm back at it, my heart and mind will always be right here below the surface. ✨✌️ at Andavadoaka, Toliara, Madagascar

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4 months ago

Naginyasana — The Mermaid Pose. . . The mermaid is a symbol of beauty, love, #mystery and transformation, as well as an archetype of the femme fatale who brings destruction to the men she seduces. - However, it seems that for some reason mermaids have been demonized. In fact, many ancient legends depict mermaids as beings from the lost land of Atlantis. They were the only ones who survived after Atlantis sank into the ocean. According to these legends, mermaids were peaceful creatures, like dolphins, and of a much higher vibration than humans. Living in the sea of intuitive energies and being surrounded by higher consciousness, they were attuned to their #authenticity and greatness. - Contemplation upon the symbol of a mermaid can guide you towards rediscovering your true nature, while recognizing your oceanic greatness and embracing inner contradictions, whatever they might be. at Bali, Indonesia

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4 months ago

Deep dives are quite different than pool. Its much more relaxing, but quite a bit more technical around equalization. The mental prep is similar up to the packing. How you pack for depth can have a big effect on how deep you charge your mouthfill and how efficient you are. After putting your head in the water, you need to pierce through the positive buoyancy, up to around 15-20-25m while equalizing on the way. Now you start to fall, you become negative. This is free fall phase. You get relaxed, as hydrodynamic as possible, and just fall, navigating with palms and feet, your main focus becomes equalizing pressure. When the watch alarm goes off at your mouthfill depth, you charge the last mouthfill. I have 3 fill phases, each with a purpose on different depth. Then you just sink away into a different world, controlling diaphragm, body to current, neck, shoulders, throat, working your mouthfill. Hopefully its well calculated and you reach the bottom plate, grab the tag and start to surface, before the narcosis gets you and makes you want to hang out there. You distribute energy while ascending and just go go go. Last few meters you exhale, and while braking the surface, you take a fresh breath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #xpnworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja #SandFworld @deeperbluegram. @maverick2go

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5 months ago

Merry Xmas to all you celebrating out there! Hope you don't mind a bit of blue cutting through the red/white theme of the day. I'm still owing you the 50k milestone selection of 6 most engaging shots! So here goes the one with most likes overall! Let's see it's still your favorite! . . .  The details on the pic are: Sony A6300 + 10-18mm f4, E(1/100, f10, ISO 250). I like cranking up the f number to get some quicksilver and some stripes out from the blue. Set the speed just barely enough to freeze the scene and then just see how much ISO I can get away with. . . . With the new year approaching I'm about to get a bit more serious with training, so far I'm still in rest phase. These last days are a bit dull, heavy and sick so I'm more focused on work and research. I will get into more detail on what we gather from the research, once we test more subjects, and get some more meaningful results. At this point we moved from lungs for a moment, where it is now clear that squeezes I experienced couple months back did no permanent damage in my case. So that's great, but still a lot to learn in that field. Also we made cool videos with micro cams demonstrating how I can separately control my vocal cords, ventricular folds and arytenoids to seal off my trachea, and even further seal it with the base of the tongue. This could be useful for teaching new students, as well as understanding better some injuries in freediving. Looking fwd to having new tests with different equalization techniques and depth simulations. And to bring some news to you after I put some nice shots and videos together! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #xpnworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #madeofocean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #turningthetide #saltnomads #discoverocean #roamtheoceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

9k241
5 months ago

Great shot! @Regran_ed from @maverick2go - I need to relax a bit, and when I do, I think of surf. The sweet salty feeling of the surf. You know, when waves pierce under your eye lids, and you get sand between you teeth because you've hit the bottom with your face. And salty water keeps dripping down your nose for hours. Like with all great things, you need to try it to understand it. And then, its too late... I'm not much of a God person, but God bless surfing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #NZMustDo #RealMiddleEarth #kiwi_photos #newzealandguide #visitauckland #discover_newzealand #destinationnz #newzealandvacations #kiwipics #kiwiexperience #gonz #surfing #surf #ocean #salty #beach #muriwai #piha #westcoastauckland #auckland #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #surfphotografhy #surfporn @purenewzealand @newzealandguide@newzealandvacations @destinationnz #bestvacations #traveldeeper #prirodnoja

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6 months ago

Arrume tempo para fazer o que ama (mesmo que não possa usar maquiagem rsrs)...saia do contexto do cotidiano se precisar...o amor necessita de tempo...necessita cultivo e dedicação! Isso vale para tudo que se ama! . . . #dive #instadive #snorkeling #scubalovers #scuba #padi #cmas #ocean #instaocean #mar #life #natureza #instaphoto #instaselfie #selfie #almasalgada #uw_photography #oceanfacts #oceanfun #underwaterphotography #divephotography #photography #freedive #deepblue #oceanperspectives #differentperspective #freediving #freedivingphotography #oceanconservancy #oceanconservation

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6 months ago

Guys! I know I'm out of the game for a while. Sorry. A random course of events and issues needed attention, and when I'm posting, I want to have time to give out something valuable. I appreciate your feedback, all the DM's and interest, this is what got me to 50k:)) As a milestone thing I decided to re-post 6 photos that got most engagements, so I guess you liked them. It isn't easy to decide, because some shots have more comments, some are earlier, you liked some for the caption, its quite a few factors to consider. But, I'll try to get 6 that stand out no matter what, and I hope you'll like them and approve my choice! Other than that, I hope my IG team (I consider us a team:) will continue to grow and I'll bring some new and interesting material. Plans are to give you some insight to how my dry preparation goes - training and finding sponsors for next years competitions. Also to reflect on the season behind and many tips and facts on freediving, which I see you like:) I have stocked up with some great photos and videos to show! We also started a research on freediving, I'll guide you through that, you'll get exclusive material and some 1st hand shots in stories! We'll have gear reviews, sport supplementation advice, photo editing tips, new material...It's going to be an exciting winter so stay tuned! . The 50k milestone no.1: Sony A6300 | Sigma 19 2.8 | E(f/11, 1/100, 250) I enjoy making the UW mysterious and different, so I'll squeeze the f stop to get sharpness and to wrap everything in dark, even though it's a bright sunny day. You want to balance out speed and ISO to get the sharp-quality ratio. Check the original post for more detail lower in the feed, and a very similar photo even more down! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #XPNworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

7k253
7 months ago

Well, the main part of depth season is behind, now for some education, rest, working on photo and video projects, looking for sponsors for next season and of course, start of the first cycle of a yearly training period plan. And I will remember to post here of course. It's so cool and inspiring for me to see you guys are supporting my posts with likes and comments, and I have the feeling you like when I get into a bit more details on freediving or training. If that's something appealing to read, well, I have loads of that coming, and will try to guide you through the whole process of preparing for competitions, maybe even share some experience from other extreme sports... Of course, there will be a bit of advertising as well, I know you don't mind it, after all it is a way of financing and we all need to do it somehow. Thanks again for all the love and support, we are bravely rolling into a new cycle together! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #XPNworld #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

7k149
7 months ago

Next dive of the championship was CWBF or diving with fins. This was the discipline I made biggest progress this year, and it's the easiest to preform for me, but because I did my goal at being among top 6 already with no fins, I decided to skip this dive and rest a bit for the last dive, the FIM discipline. The main reason for skipping was also another light squeeze in the no fins discipline. In all other dives you're not allowed to touch the rope, but in FIM(free immersion) you progress by pulling along the rope down and up. To close the deep season I announced -81 meters, something safe for my lungs and very easy to do, so I can enjoy my last deep dive in the competition. I did a great dive and was placed  7th with a new national record. On the photo you can see me recovering with oxygen in hyperbaric conditions 3 meters deep. After deep dives some freedivers like to recover with hyperoxia treatments like this. I took a moment to enjoy the blue silence a bit more before heading back. Although, you can never feel silence with a SCUBA tank with all the respirator sounds and bubbles around you:/ But, at least its blue:) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

6k126
7 months ago

Between Kas Baska and the WC there is a day off used for training. I did 2 dives and got a good feeling, so I wanted to kick back a bit. Good to relax, do recovery, make pics for sponsors:) and help other team members. In the end the relax days ended up turbulent. There were issues with safety which raised doubt earlier and on the first competition day early in the list there was a deep black out. This highlighted many flaws in the safety system. The diver was OK but the safety teams and the emergency system, usually the counterweight, turned out not to be on the WC level. The diver blacked out around 30 m going up and went down back to 60+ before the system got him and brought him back. The medical team was also poorly prepared and had no training. Lucky for us, the body has its own protecting mechanisms , so the diver is ok, but flaws in the system are not acceptable in freediving, where mistakes are expensive. This made the main judge, stop and postpone the competition. Another rest day, but also, made all the competitors nervous, because its hard to fix major issues overnight. The freediving is usually super safe, because you always dive to a depth you know you can achieve, and in the case you fail this happens in the last meters. Then there is a safety team usually made of 3-4 experienced safety divers that wait for you at lets say 30-20-10 meters and help out in any case of trouble. The safety team deals with 99% of all incidents and all goes well. In rare cases of deep BO's there is a last resort system, that brings the whole line up with the diver on it. Its crucial for the piece of mind of divers that they have trust in this reliable system. So we could say the competition started on the wrong foot... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

8k234
7 months ago

#Repost @maverick2go (@get_repost) ・・・ So my Ibiza story ended and I'm more than happy how that turned out. Ill probably get back to that with some stories and photos, but now I'm in a hurry to catch my flight to Turkey, where there is a local Kas Baska competition right before the World championship. Hopefully Ill acclimatize to the new conditions quick and Ill make some enjoyable dives on the WC. Ill get you some news and after all, some videos of dives as well:) Logging off for now, more news from Turkey! . . . . . . . . . . . . .. #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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7 months ago

Many people ask me if I see any fish down there... Well this is how it looks in training or competition. I will mostly have my eyes closed if all is good. I'll open them on the ascending phase of the dive. With no googles or mask, I cant see clear anyway, so my only focus is what happens inside my body and the rope in front of me to make sure I'm on the right line and my speed is good. Specially when I start the freefall and my mouthfill is packed and locked, my vision and focus becomes so tunneled I usually don't even remember that part of the dive. I'm somewhere else, enjoying myself. There is a saying that SCUBA divers go down to look around, while freedivers go down to look inside, and this is very true. Well, anyway, after the first dive, you would think either the organizers or me would learn a lesson, but nothing happened in that direction. Next day dive I decided to choose a super easy depth and just completely enjoy the dive. I realized I'll be late for the dive again, my transfer boat was late again and I refuse to wake up before the last minute to take the earlier boat... Since now I expected this in a way, I was a bit more relaxed, and skipped warm up. The judges even offered me 2 minutes extra to prepare, I guess they felt bad for me rushing on my line right from the boat. I went for a very shallow dive of 65m with fins, just to make sure my lungs are ok, because on the earlier dive I had a squeeze problem again because of all the rush around and not being able to relax fully. So this was my test for lungs, relaxation and making sure my equalization is flawless. All went ok and I was mentally already in the World championship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

8k199
8 months ago

So my Ibiza story ended and I'm more than happy how that turned out. Ill probably get back to that with some stories and photos, but now I'm in a hurry to catch my flight to Turkey, where there is a local Kas Baska competition right before the World championship. Hopefully Ill acclimatize to the new conditions quick and Ill make some enjoyable dives on the WC. Ill get you some news and after all, some videos of dives as well:) Logging off for now, more news from Turkey! . . . . . . . . . . . . .. #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k113
8 months ago

So, after coming around, I should tell you about the day 2 of the MGP competition. The day was challenging as the first one, some waves, some current and a strong thermocline. This, with the pressure of the competition situation, resulted in only 6 white cards, many yellow and red ones. Lucky for me, I really like the challenge of these conditions and I'm used to training in colder water. I also didn't go for any PB, but decided to make a safe dive with stereo fins instead of monofin and make the experience as enjoyable as possible. And after unfortunately loosing my third place in CNF, I got it back in CWT:) So in the end, I am taking home some metal from MGP. I enjoyed the dive and the overall experience of this competition, and it's definitely bringing freediving to a higher standard. Can't wait to see the lineup for next year and have some more fun in the blue abysses around Ibiza. Tnx @aolinwang for having some fun and taking photos after the competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k121
8 months ago

K E E P G O I N G during times of challenge or change. It takes courage to chase dreams and stamina to reach goals. 🙌🏼 Repost @maverick2go: Well, It's been busy. The world championships were amazingly organised and out team made great results and many PB's. The elephant in the room was me:/ I managed to black out in my first dive, meaning I can't compete in any of the remaining disciplines. This was quite unfortunate for me, specially because I wanted a clean and safe dive, and the black out came so very sudden... I did again go over the WR, and maybe somewhere in my mind I wanted that WR and ignored getting out earlier... I don't think so, but its of course possible. For many reasons this was the worst possible scenario for me, specially in the first discipline and it got me down. But this is sport, and failure is a part of success as well. Getting up from a fall is what makes us stronger. My team made me proud to be there with them: @d_custic with a silver in DNF and gold in DYNBF and a new WR - at least I was successful as a coach if not as an athlete this time:); also @mirelakardasevic winning gold and silver, @gorancolak of course didn't disappoint with 2 golds and a silver, @lidija_lijic_ making 2 PB's which is amazing after all those years in the sport, @budimirbudasobat the most emotional medal, a bronze in STA. Enes Cerimagic and @ivanaaljinovic and @milosicboris  all made PB's and Vanja Peles PB's were just short of the podium... @mihaelaromic did a good warm up for the depth season... What better to do at a big tournament like this... Now, a short breath and focusing forward on the next game. One step at the time. . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport

715
8 months ago

🐋 Tag your friend & share to your stories 😉 "What you are supposed to do, to meet a mermaid... You go down, where the water isn't blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there. You decide that you'll die for her. Only then she starts coming out. She comes and greets you... to judge the love you have for her. If it's sincere, if it's pure, she'll be with yo.u.. and take you away forever..." Or something like that... This was on my desktop on my first computer. Impressed by Big Blue, imagining how cool it would be to actually be a freediver. And that's me, after a lot of years. Freediver by accident. Or fate. Depending on what's your thing in life. Hey guys thanks so much for all the great music you recommended! I'm not even half way through it... Many of you will inspire me with your recommendations there... not even knowing it. In case you're wondering about my new story - it's my influencer campaign for Croatian market where we look out for community role models, there is still time to apply your heroes until 1.9. I'm back soon with some cool shots from the blue! . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea . . Original post: @maverick2go Via @diveeasy #DiveEasy

8938
8 months ago

First day of Molchanova Grand Prix is behind us, and after the dives I managed to be in third place! A great position for me, and a great reward for my -65 m no fin dive that went smooth and easy. But, I got happy too soon, the judges DQ me for making a pull outside the zone where you are allowed to do it, when you make a turn... Since its quite dark I may have missed it by a few cm I guess... But, rules are rules, and this should be something to learn from. I wont let this spoil my dive, I want to keep myself in a positive mood and enjoy the waters of Ibiza as much as possible. Tomorrow is CWT, a discipline usually done with monofin, but I decided to take my bifins for a ride for practice. I will use @molchanovsfreediving custom pocket carbon medium blade fins. Lets see how it goes. My DQ is a disappointment of course, and I can look at it as loosing a place, a medal, a nice financial prize... But, you need to have it to lose it in the first place, so I decided I will look on the brighter side. I made great dive worthy of 3rd place sharing a rope with some of the greatest freedivers of all time, overcoming some rough sea conditions that costed many other athletes their dives. And I enjoyed myself. Simple math works best. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

4k79
8 months ago

Well, the island of Ibiza, more accurately San Antoni is more of a party town then a freediving oasis, but maybe freediving needs a new wind in its sails and Molchanova Grand Prix is definitely here to make new standards. The competition starts tomorrow, the conditions on training were from light to rough and who knows what to expect tomorrow. Its definitely a challenging competition, but this is something I usually enjoy, so Im looking forward to diving tomorrow.  Specially because its no fin day, my favorite, and no fin is the most difficult discipline which will be even more demanding with waves and currents that wait for us in the open Mediterranean sea. Its a known fact that smooth seas never made a skilled sailor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

3k54
8 months ago

Well after training in Cavtat I had maybe a full day only to repack and get on a plane to Ibiza, where the first edition of Molchanova Grand Prix in freediving will take place. The competition is founded by @molchanovsfreediving and it hopes to become a tradition, and definitely will set some new standards in freediving. It's an honor for me to get invited to such an event, and join the worlds most elite divers like @alexeymolchanov @willtrubridge @alessia.zecchini @gorancolak @mirelakardasevic @aolin_wang @kostyshen (and many others) in training and competing and of course having fun in the waters of Ibiza. Stay tuned on molchanovagrandprix.com for news and live streams from the deep. Or just stay connected here, and Ill sum it all up for you;) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

3k60
8 months ago

How would you feel about this being your work environment? It is kind of strange, but its quite peaceful, spacey, simple. Did you know due to our inherited diving reflex our HR drops significantly when freediving? So, even though it may not look that way upon first glance, this is a pretty stress free zone. For all those who find this interesting, we can sign you up for a course... But, more important, if you already are a freedive instructor, there's some exciting news for you. Signups for Instructor Crossovers to the most exciting system in freediving, the @molchanovsfreediving Education, are now open! Get to advance your knowledge first hand from the worlds deepest divers and world champions. I will post a link below, so interested parties can take a closer look on requirements, locations and other detail. Maybe its time for a career makeover. @lidija_lijic_ here on the photo, waiting for some students I guess, easily replaced the office with the blue. . . more info: https://molchanovs.com/blogs/news/molchanovs-crossover-dahab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k84
8 months ago

Another PB:) To finish my stay in Cavtat, I announced a -91 m bi fin dive and made it there and back. The dive was comfortable, I enjoyed it, but right after the dive I realized I've had a big squeeze, a common freediving lung barotrauma. It will heal, but still, it is a good reminder to take things gradually and not rush depth. Even though I felt comfortable at -85, and -91 was easy, pushing limits in the depth is a tricky matter and I'm taking a step back at this point. I'm quite happy with training, research and conditions we had in Cavtat, Ive improved my PB's and hopefully I will remain on that level until the upcoming world championship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k178
9 months ago

The end of summer usually has amazing days for anything sea related. The sun is not burning as bad, the sea is still warm, the crowds are slowly melting away. Best time of the season. So make the most of it, don't start complaining how it flew by in a couple of weeks, get out and enjoy it at least for a bit. Hope that our #prirodnoja (naturallyyou) campaign inspired you to get the most of your natural self out there. We will see about how gets featured in the upcoming book. Meanwhile, apart from publishing promotional posts:), I'm enjoying the sea around Dubrovnik and making improvements in my dives every day. My new bi-fin PB is now -85 m, and it feels super easy... Can't wait for next days and new dives. Even though the dive felt easy and great, after the dive we found that the large lung edema that develops during this activity prevents the oxygen levels to resaturate and the body needs time to recover. Hopefully this study will bring a lot more detailed info on extreme freediving and help make diving better and safer. Feels cool to be a part of this story. Oh, well, look at the time, just enough left to make it to dinner table before sundown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport

2k30
9 months ago

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties, a wise man once said. I find it very true. This kind of courage is required often in life.  The next few days I'll be spending quite deep down in the waters of Cavtat, Dubrovnik, as a part of an international research on elite apnea divers regarding barotraumas that occur during dives. A big part of my personal training is research, so this will be a great compliment. Hopefully combining more conclusions will bring something useful to the sport, as well as the medicine behind it all. Feels good to be  here, conditions are great, team motivated, looking fwd to good training and good results after it all! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k180
9 months ago

They say when you start learning about something you get to a certain level of knowledge. Then, after actually doing it, you upgrade your level a bit more. But after teaching the skill, you get to the very peak of your learning process, and you learn the most. This is a cycle that needs to be repeated of course, but it definitely makes sense, and I'm very grateful to all freediving students that I met this year, because I had the chance to expand and learn through every single education. Hopefully, they learned a lot as well. And maybe, they got hooked so we will meet again in advanced courses and training... Who knows, maybe even competitions! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

4k78
9 months ago

"The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls", and hunting them can be tricky, for "I remained too much inside my head and ended up loosing my mind", although this can also be a matter of perspective: "I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it", and not at all exclusive: "I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity", the secret thus must be to find it pleasant accordingly because "There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in proportion" and "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream", so since "It is a happiness to wonder, it is a happiness to dream", we should accept them and remember that " The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true", and no matter how hard it may sometimes seem, "Even in the grave, all is not lost", so push further, be better, and "If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered", but "Believe only half of what you see, and nothing that you hear", and never forget in the horrible madness of it all, that "I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched"... I just hope you like E.A.Poe as much as I do, otherwise this post will be at most confusing... But - maybe you can just enjoy the photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k115
9 months ago

"What you are supposed to do, to meet a mermaid... You go down, where the water isn't blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there. You decide that you'll die for her. Only then she starts coming out. She comes and greets you... to judge the love you have for her. If it's sincere, if it's pure, she'll be with yo.u.. and take you away forever..." Or something like that... This was on my desktop on my first computer. Impressed by Big Blue, imagining how cool it would be to actually be a freediver. And that's me, after a lot of years. Freediver by accident. Or fate. Depending on what's your thing in life.  Hey guys thanks so much for all the great music you recommended! I'm not even half way through it... Many of you will inspire me with your recommendations there... not even knowing it. In case you're wondering about my new story - it's my influencer  campaign for Croatian market where we look out for community role models, there is still time to apply your heroes until 1.9.  I'm back soon with some cool shots from the blue! . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k126
9 months ago

"Hang my head, drown my fear , Till you all just disappear" Sondgarden - Black hole sun I may sound like a cranky old man, but I do think the music scene was better before. True, I don't pay enough attention to stand behind that statement, but still... A matter of subjective opinion. But, as I'm always open to now stuff, do you guys have a great new band to recommend so I listen to it? Like in the last 6-7 years new... Any style will do, as long as its great. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

6k215
10 months ago

Is this image cool or what? Such nice tones, small fish minding their own business, rays of light dropping down, disturbing the tranquility of the sea in its majestic being... And what else is cool, the new diver watch - also on the photo, in it's own true element. Why is it cool, its actually the first Croatian diving watch, and his Kickstarter campaign is just published. --- kck.st/2OPCq7S --- Check it out, a Croatian dude had a dream of making top quality watches and he is pushing it to happen. The name of the brand is @marnautwatches and even though its just starting he has put together a cool device with sapphire crystal, 300m rated, automatic movement, different straps... Well, I'm always up for helping out projects like this one, so here is my shout! Watch lovers out there - go check out the page! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #underwater #marnaut #deeperblue #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #bluuespace  #divingpassport #prirodnoja   #adriaticsea #keepthetime  #watchgeek #watchreview #horophile #watchphotography #watchnerd #watchaddict #watchoftheday  #timepiece #microbrand #watchcollector #watchesofinstagram #horology

5k120
10 months ago

Amazing conditions for freediving these days around Rijeka, lucky for new students, so they can get shots like these to remember their first dives. The sun is becoming so intensive and nasty, finding that thermocline is the only way to chill out for a bit... At -40 we had 14 deg Celsius - so when you let some water in your suit - that's called refreshing:) Hope you guys can find even better ways to cool down... If you have some ideas, would like to know them, I'm going crazy:/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

6k108
10 months ago

Woooow it's been so busy with the courses I just haven't had time to post some new shots... Happy to be sharing some knowledge and passion for the deep with new enthusiasts, spear fisherman, swimmers and quite a lot of kids:) Here is a snap of @petarklovar91 getting back from -30 on his first day diving in the sea, there were a few quite impressive beginners, hopefully they will stay interested and keep improving at least through summer months... Whats always interesting to me is how many people respond so well to breath holding on dry while we learn how to breathe and relax... Perhaps the modern day life is so packed  with stress and work oriented we just don't get a chance to inhale fully and we forget the concept of truly relaxing. Well, I guess it's a bit sad, but this is why they invented freediving and breathing courses:) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

4k69
10 months ago

Posting @alexeymolchanov super cool photo to congratulate him on his amazing new record of -130 m in constant weight. I know he will go even deeper in the future, but this round numbers are kind of ice breakers and motivators for others... At these depths every meter is so far away. Good job Alexey as always! For me, this and Alexey winning bronze in CMAS 16x50 is one of the highlights of the season definitely. But, not to forget, it is Vertical Blue time, and limits are being pushed every day... And with this said, we can't forget the amazing @alessia.zecchini who is making history in the pool and the sea at the same time!!! GRANDE. And, of course, always with a smile. Right behind her super powerful @alenkaartnik - these two girls will be a part of some new Big Blue movie one day.... Congratulations to all divers out there, amazing results, amazing place, kill all the mosquito's because I'm coming over next year;) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

4k71
10 months ago

A shot from the deep to our new freedivers... I'm not sure what makes you more tired, having to dive with all the guys in the course or do your own training. There is def something nice about sharing things and learning people new skills, so it gives you some energy back, sometimes even more you put out... Just to remind all potential candidates for workshops and courses, there are open spots for July and August so if you're interested, DM me with details and I'll put you in the list and let you know about what dates are available... Have a great summer;) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

3k52
11 months ago

Quiet. Just quiet. Enjoy the silence. Learn what freediving is about. There is a saying that scuba divers dive down to look around whats outside in the ocean, while freedivers dive down to look inside themselves. Its quite true. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

6k175
11 months ago

Having my air escort me back to surface and enjoying the endless blue with no tiles at all:) Interesting how open water freediving is so much different then pool... Of course, I like them both... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

4k65
11 months ago

After being surrounded by pool walls, being back in the sea gives me such feeling of freedom. Endless blue all around... Not quite back in training, having a rest is also important, but full on with freediving courses sharing passion for the sport and the sea. First stop is @b24_divingcenter in Komiža, amazing center founded by Veljano Zanki, a world class freediver. The forecast looks amazing, the sea is salty and wet, just the way I left it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

3k57
11 months ago

For the end of this pool season I awarded myself with a medal from the AIDA world championship. I won third place in amazingly strong competition pushing myself to my best dive ever in a 50m pool, getting out at 209m. Our top 3 dives are in the same time best 3 performances in big pools of all time. Happy to finish off this season with a nice memory:) The photo is me gliding through the water thinking how nice it would be to win a medal at the big competition. And this is btw my favorite discipline. Nice to get your wishes true.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

3k109
11 months ago

Hello from Belgrade! AIDA world individual championship is in progress, and we are kicking ass. Although a bit sick and not at my best game, I managed to qualify to A finals at DNF. All members of the team grabbed at least one A final, so another amazing performance by Croatia freediving selection. More detailed updates coming soon, and I'll get to your comments asap, connection is limited and days are very busy and packed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

5k134
11 months ago

I've coached quite a few athletes in all levels of competition, had personal experience in so many sports and educations, and through this, I pasted together my vision of improving movement, energy systems and neural speed and plasticity through training. I've always invested my time and knowledge in young athletes regardless of their potential, I was motivated purely with their drive to learn and be better. I sensed this eagerness to learn in @d_custic and more than this he reminded me of me in his age, and I wish I had somebody to direct me back then, while I was still recovering from serious injuries and piercing walls with my head not wanting to stop and not knowing how to build doors. Our training relationship turned into friendship, and led to him becoming the freediving world champion. Of course, a dream of every coach. And hopefully next season, we will still drown in the pool together and laugh at it, and be each others rivals and motivation. That is if @petarklovar91 doesn't get too good, then we will need to hit some serious training. There is a moral to this story. Of course. You never know how good you can be, and how great you could become if you would be pointed in the right direction. There is a champion in all of us, we just need to find the right field of practice. And investing time in something without wanting anything in return just with altruism and joy, will sooner or later be rewarded. So don't hesitate to try new things and always share your passions.  Btw, the @studena.prirodnoja campaign I'm a part of is picking up pace, and will culminate this summer, so if interested, keep an eye out! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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11 months ago

One story is behind us, another one begins. Heading to AIDA world championship with @petarklovar91 doing his first 200m DNF in big pool in training for this WC. His safety here @d_custic and me behind the camera in one of our last sessions in the pool this year. Hopefully we bring home more nice experience this time with AIDA Croatia national team. Stay tuned for news from the blue;) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear #apneaaddicts #underwater #tanksbutnotanks #angelsofthesea #freedive #molchanovs #freedivingphotography #deeperblue #uwphotography #uwshots #deepbluesea #underwaterphotography #oceanlife #oceanfun #oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives #oceanimagery #freedivingart #MadeOfOcean #freediverlife #xpncroatia #TurningTheTide #saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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