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Sink Faze April 7

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Sink Faze April 7

Postby KarenS » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:05 am

According to Mercury News: "SANTA ANA, Calif. - Climbing Mount Everest takes weeks of acclimatizing, getting used to the altitude and little oxygen. The same is true in freediving, except you're going in the opposite direction with no oxygen at all.

For three weeks, George 'Doc' Lopez of Laguna Beach, Calif., has been holding his breath and diving to new depths daily off the Cayman Islands. He is preparing for the Cayman 2006 Sink Faze on-April 7."

I couldn't really find much info on this competition. Can anyone fill me in??
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More deep diving

Postby KarenS » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:41 am

From ABC News: "April 3, 2006 — Martin Stepanek has gone where no man has gone before — more than 100 meters below the sea without an air tank.

'I'm officially the deepest man in the world," Stepanek said. "That's the record. It's like 35 stories.'

Stepanek dived 106 meters in 3 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new world record at a competition off the Cayman Islands over the weekend.

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank reached 80 meters, setting a Canadian women's national record. Both divers competed in the constant ballast category, where the diver wears a personally determined set of additional weights.

'That's the incredible feeling, just being down there and having this peacefulness and being accepted into this whole other realm,' Cruickshank said."
For the whole story go to:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1798876
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Postby KarenS » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:06 am

From Cayman Net News: "After a highly successful first day of competition on Sunday, a second World Record in the sport of freediving (breath-hold diving) fell on Monday to Czech freediver Martin Stepanek. The 28-year-old resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has now added a ninth World Record to his burgeoning trophy case with an historic freedive to a depth of 106m/348 ft. in the Free Immersion discipline. Free Immersion requires the diver to pull down a cable to depth and back up, without fins. The dive lasted three minutes, fifty-two seconds (3:52).

Monday was also another day of training for Mandy-Rae Cruickshank of Vancouver, Canada, striving to reclaim her World title and set a Women’s World Record in Constant Ballast (kicking to depth and back up under her own power with fins) at 87m / 285ft. Unfortunately, the dive was halted a few meters shy of the target depth of 84m / 276ft when Mandy’s right ear locked up and she was unable to equalize pressures fully to depth.

Following Mandy-Rae was Dr. George ‘Doc’ Lopez. Doc’s attempt to best his own US National record for Free Immersion (set Saturday, 1 April at 51 meters/167 ft) ended in disappointment when Doc judged it wasn’t going well and aborted his descent. During his ascent Doc signalled to safety freedivers Kirk Krack and Tom Lightfoot for a ‘lift’ to the surface, a precaution against overstressing himself. Once at the surface Doc (referring to his record dive only 48 hours earlier) said 'I shouldn’t have dived today, I was still tired from the previous day.' Having prudently conserved his energy by seeking assistance from his safety freedivers, Doc has signalled his intent to make another attempt later in the week."
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