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Is there a category for deep diving records without using goggles, fins or weights etc

deepfrost

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Nov 10, 2017
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I can't find any reference on the internet for a category of deep diving where a diver uses no external equipment whatsoever, not even ear plugs.
I reckon this would be a very interesting category for deep diving records.
An ordinary mens or womens swimming suit is of course acceptable.
But then again, maybe nudists could set up a Nude Deep Diving Competition.
 

efattah

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Mar 2, 2001
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BC, Canada
www.fluidgoggles.com
#4
In 2008 at the vertical blue competition I did 67m/220ft with no air (exhale), no wetsuit, no goggles, no nose clip. I did use a monofin. If you disallow all equipment the record is -81m/266ft by Sebastien Murat of Australia, done around 2005. Exhale dive, no fins, no mask, no goggles, no nose clip, no wetsuit.
 

Jellythings

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Oct 5, 2017
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Central FL
#5
I have always wanted to try going down with "nothing" but have felt nervous about "the unknown..." I am extremely attached to my equipment. I am going to take some baby steps with it climbing up and down the line the next time I hit the water. Well, wetsuit is staying on this time of year ;) Thanks for the motivation to knock me out of the comfort zone!
 

efattah

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Mar 2, 2001
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BC, Canada
www.fluidgoggles.com
#6
I have always wanted to try going down with "nothing" but have felt nervous about "the unknown..." I am extremely attached to my equipment. I am going to take some baby steps with it climbing up and down the line the next time I hit the water. Well, wetsuit is staying on this time of year ;) Thanks for the motivation to knock me out of the comfort zone!
I did 80.5m/263ft, in 3'05" in Vancouver in winter with no wetsuit, the water was 5C/41F, so cold water is no excuse to dive without a wetsuit. On the contrary, it is lovely to feel the water flowing over your skin, and getting this feeling in the middle of winter gives a great feeling of power over the elements.
 
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Jellythings

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Supporter
Oct 5, 2017
43
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Central FL
#7
I did 80.5m/263ft, in 3'05" in Vancouver in winter with no wetsuit, the water was 5C/41F, so cold water is no excuse to dive without a wetsuit. On the contrary, it is lovely to feel the water flowing over your skin, and getting this feeling in the middle of winter gives a great feeling of power over the elements.
The middle of winter I've always known is like 20c/68f water with 27c/80f days! I will never complain of the "cold" here again. Now I gotta chart the temps at my favorite spot and take a free-freedive at the end of my sessions. How cold will it go this year? Thanks again. Fighting the boredom of routine can be tough and these ideas are great!
 

Pinniped72

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May 18, 2013
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Hampshire
#8
Doing anything in the sea with minimal equipment can sometimes be good for kerbing the old ego, to remember that the sea can eat you up and spit you out in the blink of an eye. Over confidence is as deadly as ignorance, in my opinion (y)
 
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