21 dezembro 2011

Citroen Advertisement

Here is an old advertisement for Citroen filmed if I remember well around 2002. I finally found it : )
I was in charge of the whole technical organisation ( anchoring boats, divers, freedivers etc etc ...) The filming crew wanted it to look like "The Big Blue". A yatch, a platform, officials, divers for safety etc etc ...

There were some actors ( judges, freediver ). Everyone else was from the CIPA. You can see Cedric Palerme as a safety scuba. Guillaume Nery as a surface safety freediver. I am the freediver you see on the sled, head down. The decision was taken at the very last minute. The reason is that Antoine Lopresti, the stunt freediver supposed to dive couldn't equalize with a nose clip in such cold water ( the filming took place early spring and no one in Nice was used to dive with a noseclip at that time )

07 dezembro 2011

RAB Dive Off - Croatia

At 2'48

The Rab Dive Off, is a freediving competition organised by Mia Rizner in the Island of Rab in Croatia.
I had been planning to compete there but could never manage to be there.

Well, this year we decided together with Pascal Millour to drive there from Villefranche sur Mer.

The competition couldn't go better. The others decided to put far too much pressure on themselves. Many black outs, early turns, pulmonnary oedemas, broken eardrums ... hahaha

Again, playing safe took me to win the mens constant weight first place with 65 miserable meters, despite the presence of strong athletes from Croatia and Slovania. I guess no one was in good shape ...

Well, it was reeeealy nice being there. I recommend you all to enter the next comp Mia is organising in 2012.