"well that much was clear, i just don't see the connection with carrera. i don' t know much about the other two you mentioned, but saying that carrera is interested in the sponsor's money for his personal interest and greed of fame and glory, and that he knows that "media ratify records better than any organization" seems completely out of place to me".
I'm sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I didn't say Carrera and the others are interested in sponsor's money, I said they need it to make an attempt.
What they don't need is a ratification provided by one of the existing organizations, because ratification costs money and sometimes it brings new undesidered problems (think about Coste, Mifsud, Briseno etc etc).
When Davide set the FI record he didn't want AIDA or FIPSAS judges.... Davide dives for himself, he doesn't care about politics and organizations...and doesn't need them. Same story for the others I mentioned. Even Tanya doens't need AIDA.
Mr Streeter: I can imagine how hard it is to organize a major event like Tanya's. You must be really goot at this job, Tanya is the most famous freediver and always attracts media and sponsors, even if I remember you saying that you managed to break even 3 times on 9 (correct?).
But this in my opinion has nothing to deal with sport, with all the respect I consider it show business.
I have my ideas regarding how freediving can get media attention and attract more sponsors, I believe the answer is competitive freediving. When I say competitions I mean Olympic Movement and all the money in its orbit.
Ok, I undestand this may sound bad