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This Will Kill Freediving

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bruno

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I received this from Claude Chapuis(AIDA FRANCE)
It's really bad for the image of freediving.
Go tell the world this bad joke
You send your answer to Claude Chapuis
Attached : picture of the whole thing
Here it goes :

Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 9:57 PM
Subject: 2003


> hello
>
> To all freedivers of the world ......
>
> For one time, we can have a common fight
>
> It's Claude Chapuis from France
>
> May be you know it or not :
> - CMAS will organize in 2003 in Tunisy it's first freediving competition
> which will be called : CMAS freediving world championship
> - The idea for CMAS is to find an alternative to the spearfisching world
> championship that CMAS doesn't want to organize anymore
> - For this reason, CMAS's politicians are ready to do all things (even
> if it's stupid)
> - A freediving competition is for them the best mediatic solution .....
> - The problem is that they didn't ask to freedivers (IAFD, Apnea
> Academy, FREE, AIDA, National AIDA, freediving associations, athletes,
> YOU ...)
> - They decided to take a sort of strange stupid dangerous competition
> idea proposed by strange guys (but not freedivers) and they decided to
> organise
> their competition quickly
>
> I've seen the rules of the competition, I've seen the President of CMAS
> (A Ferrero) to explain him and his friends (P Dernier - Belgium ; P
> Mercier - Monaco) that
> this competition was stupid and dangerous, that their funny CMAS's
> judges, fast certified, would be not ready, that the Rotary's club
> persons
> in Tunisy who would like to organize the competiution would not be the
> best persons to support the competition, that Tunisian scubadivers and
> freedivers
> (who?) couldn't' be well prepared, that many accident could arrive
> because of the stupid project and rules
>
> What is this competition in few words :
> - individual competition
> - no pool, just the sea
> - for CMAS, depth is dangerous, so the depth is limited to 35 meters
> - 3 different levels of athletes for this competition (15m , 25m ; 35m)
> - stopwatchers take your time (chronometred)
> - you go down (for example 35m), try to make a square (maximum distance
> 60m, take the last tag you can take, and go up (if you arrive to the
> surface)!
>
> How the security is made?
> no precisions, just funny propositions which are stupid and which
> demontrate that :
>
> If freediving competitions are not organized first by freedivers but by
> politicians, many accidents will arrive
>
> Freediving must be thought by freedivers for freedivers
>
> In an attached doc (I know for some list attached doc are impossible) a
> small picture of the project
> (write me if you want to have the picture or more details)
>
> MY ASK :
>
> I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN TO THE PRESIDENT OF CMAS THAT THEIR PROJECT IS
> DANGEROUS AND STUPID
> AND THAT NO FREEDIVERS IN THE WORLD TAKE THEIR COMPETITION FOR A SERIOUS
> IDEA
>
> IF YOU SHARE THE SAME FEELING THAN ME, WRITE ME TO GIVE YOUR OPINION AND
> SIGN WITH
> YOUR NAME AND COUNTRY
>
> I'LL SEND ALL YOUR MESSAGE TO THE CMAS
>
> Claude Chapuis
> Nice
> France
 

buddha

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Aug 18, 2002
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In a few words... absolutely stupid... are CMAS from an outter world? where are they been since Pelizzari, Ferreras, Nitsch, Leferme, Streeter, Mestre and so on...(huge list) put their lives on the Big Blue training and loving freediving?
 

stephencha

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Sep 18, 2005
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whatever happened to da love of getting wet and pushing the limit, everybody seems so hung up on orginisations especially those they are not apart of making them the enamy!!!! I believe free diving/spearing is for all just us common sense!!!!! F**K the established orginisations people and get together in groups and learn from each other for free and for the love!
 

samdive

Mermaid, Musician and Marketer
Nov 12, 2002
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stephencha - just thought I would point out that you are replying to a load of really old posts - just in case you hadn't noticed.
 

sharkvin

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Sep 9, 2005
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Hi All,

I'm still quite new to all the different organizations of freediving. Frm what I gather the biggest ones at the moment is Aida and Free. In that case, how does CMAS, IANTD and Apnea-Academy all fit in? Are they also organizations that have rules and world records of their own?

Coming from South East Asia, the closet freediving clinic/course I could attend is in Thailand and it was ran by 2 instructors trained in the F.R.E.E way. Sad to say I can't find them anymore.

sharkvin:confused:
 
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