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FOrt Bovisand 2000. Trip down memory lane for me

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Dan Sidoli

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Jun 30, 2004
Hi all,

just before COVID I converted some old VHS tape and came across a short programme made almost 21 years ago. The premis of the searies was “a day in the life”, they came to Plymouth wth me for the 2000 freediving championships. This was my 2nd year at Bovisand and it must have been the year after I went to the SETT tank with Howard Jones on either the 1st or 2nd organised weekend he ran there in 1999. I remember because the film Deep Blue Sea was in the cinema and the group all went to see it. Anyways looking at myself half my age is slightly embarrassing but I cant find anything from those early days in Plymouth so thought I would post it for the sake of nostalgia. I wonder how many of the divers there are still at it today.


LOL that is a fantastic video. Good old Bovi - the early days of British freediving. Lots of talk about samba and blackouts.

Some faces I recognise - Howard, Crispin, Anne-Marie & Matt, Rodin.
God that seems like a lifetime ago. Still at it, still loving it, have got Howard Jones to thank/blame for it all. Wouldn't have changed a thing. @Stephan Whelan how time flies eh - best wishes to you fella.
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