Welcome to Blue Sensation
Because freediving is our passion. For those who wish to discover or further develop their freediving skills, we offer a safe environment for you to establish them. Besides this, we organize activities for freedivers of all levels. Welcome to Blue Sensation©.
With the start of a new year, we like to introduce you to Blue Sensation©
by sending you and your family all our best wishes, happy sharing, unforgettable moments and good health in 2018 . We're happy to announce to you our first freediving competition in April (official AIDA rankings). New records, scientific articles, promotions, new certifications and much more will be updated on here.
Blue Sensation© brings you the story of local freedivers and abroad.
You'll find the latest national record published here or people sharing their experiences about workshops, products, trips and much more.
Registration open for Neptunes Cup
We are happy to announce to you the first Neptunes cup at Zottegem.
An international pool event for AIDA members doing STA, DYN and DNF performances in a 25m pool! Mind to check the competition regulations + about medical form first, prior to subscribe. Click here to find out about the last version. Go to the EVENTS section in the upper menu and find the REGISTRATION FORM. Discover which countries are yet subscribed! Beware there are only 35 places, so hurry up :)
Blue Sensation promos
Blue Sensation© received it's first parcel by airmail today, containing promotional stuff for all competitors (and crew members), visiting our pool Bevegemse Vijvers. Those who are registered at the Neptunes Cup, will be the first to receive one of these. Wanna know what? Move to the registration form and get your Blue Sens promotional item at the Zottegem registration desk, April the 15th ;)
Julie Gautier on big screen
Last Thursday, during the International Women's Day, a performance was made by means of a short film. Held on the 8th of March, this day was created in the sign of militancy and the sense of solidarity for women around the world, usually based on a specific theme.
Julie Gautier, known for her magnificent movie work such as Freefall and Ocean Gravity dedicated her recent project AMA for this occasion. For this event Happy Freediver Inside had the opportunity to organize a projection of the film at the Poseidon pool. Not less than 80 fanatics came to wonder the professionaly composed images, telling so much more than a thousand words.
"Ama" is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions...
We had the occasion to have a small wifi chat and greet with Julie and Guillaume. Afterwards Dominique and Alexandre Van Win organized a pool training, written by Guillaume Néry himself.
It was a wonderful evening, great reunion with old friends and lots of fun. Thank you Dominique and Alexandre for sharing this moment with us :)
For those who weren't able to come to Brussels, find the link to Julie's film below.
copyrighted by Julie Gautier
Serbia announces registration open for WC
The Organizing committee of the 2018 AIDA Pool World Championships (Belgrade, Serbia) announces that registration of athletes is starting 1st of March and will last until 1st of June. Athletes can fill the application form on our official website: https://www.iapwc-2018.com/register
Indeed, our colleagues from AIDA Serbia just announced the Individual Pool World Championships, that will take place at Belgrade June 2018.
Blue Sensation project
By the end of this year we hope to (s)cope with something totally new
to the Belgian freediver's community. Exactly, you can take the meaning of 'scope' literally as we'll be developing a network of eye specialists and opticians who will be able to help the majority of those wearing contact lenses :)
Thanks to Stephan and his team, also we got concerned about this topic at Deeperblue. The more we know, the better we can focus on the issue.
More to come...
Blue Sensation at Transfo
In contrary, we did not forget about our meeting at Zwevegem, last sunday. Less courageous than the conditions (at the quarry of Lessines), which the Universal Freedivers are used to, we submerged ourselves into the Transfo installation, at 17 degrees and bubble-clear visibility (joking).
For sure we all have learned something from eachother, fixed and new buddies, but most of all we had fun.
The sky blue tank at Zwevegem city was filled with six freedivers, thanks to Tom, Jeffrey, Amr, Filip and Dieter for joining us ;)
Lots of attention to basic and safety techniques during freediving in this two-hour session. Thanks to Amr for his assistance as an instructor.
Filip and Jeffrey did work hard on the duckdive, finning techs and their equalisation and they did fine!
Dieter and Tom both did a wonderful performance during the resurfacing of a black-outed diver.
Indeed, Blue Sensation is organizing EFR courses soon, because safety is one of our top priorities.
At one hand we say 'Never ever (free)dive alone' and we'd like you to remind the wonderful campaign, initiated by Fred Buyle years ago*
Always supervise your buddy :)
At the other side, we would like to motivate the freediving community to have a (safety related) refresher course at regular base.
Let yourself guide by experienced freedivers who knows.
Catch ya later ;)
* see www.freedivingsafety.org
Countdown for Riga
The Riga Freediving Cup just came to it's end. Have a quick view to the first results bellow. Well done guys! Visit team Latvia here . Find all the results of the Riga Freediving Cup 2018 in PDF format here thanks Alexey for the link :)
Manage your breath
Our first activity this year, brought together no less than 9 participants.
A real success! Silent, it became when suddenly Tibetan music filled the room, while a number of stretch poses were demonstrated to us. We were pleased to welcome 8 curious minds for the Prana session. Finally, we got into the water so relaxed we forgot about time. Thanks again Dominique for this wonderful experience. Many thanks to Sofie and Dieter to keep an eye on our safety... and special thanks to our friend Bart, for making such amazing sub-pictures. At last we do not forget to thank Meister for their great job on the suits. We hope to you again soon, namasté ;)
This morning I discovered this remarkable blog from Renee, with whom I have previously been able to share our passion for freediving in Dahab.
A reflection that is worth the effort to read about 'Why do we freedive?'.
What drives us to go back, to go deeper, to go further...? Share your insights with Renee Blundon and many others at https://www.reneeblundon.com/…/freediving-self-cultivation/… thanks ;)
Help Frédéric Lemaître translating his Freediving & physiology book. Frédéric is related to the University of Rouen (France). With over 90 publications into the field of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, he makes us discover different angles of free- and deep sea diving for many years now. A previous (reviewed) work 'L'apnée - De la théorie à la pratique', published in 2015, is only one of many. Make it happen and help us translating this wonderful book, how? Pre-order the book right here. Thank you :)
The interview is coming :)
I'd rather lose myself in passion, than lose my passion.
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