Free-Z-Dive 2012 – The Free Divers

11 03 2012

Saturday, March 10th, 2012 ~

Since our Free Diving friends were not able to come out last year, it has been two years since we have seen them. We were happy that they were able to come out this year, and we were able to “shoot” them! Mike Grebler was also along for some Picture-Taking Goodness.

François Leduc is the current president of AIDA Canada, that the group is all a part of. They train in Quebec, and travel the world for competitions. It is a real treat to be able to share this with them!

The hole was nice an open, and the beach entry was the easiest it has been all winter.

Steve, Eric, and I timed our entry for when the Free Divers were ready, and were on our way.

Steve brought his scooter along, so that his video camera had more stability, and handed it off to Eric, while he took Serge’s for a test run. They would interchange, throughout the dive. 🙂

We made our way over to the plane, which would be our post, for the dive.

They started coming down, from one of their three entry points. Eric gets a Dive-By buzz from Philippe Beauchamp…

I find it absolutely amazing that these people are able to do this, and it still gives me the “heebeejeebees,” when I watch them swim from hole to hole. They are incredible to watch!

Warwick Long flies by for a pose!

Lionel Bernard has some fun!

AIDA Canada president, François Leduc…

Philippe even had fun with some bubbles…

I just love being able to be a part of this, and helping to make memories for the divers.

Of course, we had to take a couple of shots of us, too!



..and… of course, me hamming it up for a self-portrait!

Bottom Time: 49 mins.
Max Depth: 29′
Water Temp: 37F
Vis.: Not too shabby!

A wonderful group of people, and I look forward to some fun projects with them, this year! Thanks guys ‘n’ gal! 🙂



2 responses

11 03 2012
François Leduc

It was a great pleasure for us to dive again with you guys! We will try to make sure that we dont let two years go by again to meet again. Thanks for the always incredible pictures you take and share with us!

12 03 2012
Philippe Beauchamp

Great dive as usual! Love the shots. Next time, we’re hitting a wreck for sure!

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