The complete reference to
Coffee-table (8« X 11) 152 pages, 150 color plates, glossary and
index. ISBN 0-9644966-1-5
What the reviewers say about Freedive!
YMCA Scuba Program: Thomas E. Clark, "Tec"
"Due to the outstanding content of your book, I have chosen Freedive!
to be the required text of the new YMCA Freediving Instructor course".......
"Your book is informative, knowledgeable, creative and above all captures the fantasy
of the sport we love...freediving.
Dive International: Douglas David Seifert
".....the heart of the book, indeed the
reason why the book is a must-buy, is the chapter on technique. The tricks and exercises
explained within virtually guarantee increased performance and proficiency in freediving.
It is almost impossible to read this chapter without bolting for the nearest swimming pool
and applying theory to practice!......."
California Diving News:
"Dazzling photography150 color platesan
extensive glossary, index and resource list make this the most comprehensive book on the
subject ever written."
Deep Tech Journal, Bret Gilliam publisher and
CEO of UWATEC USA INC.
"This book is the finest chronicle of a unique discipline in
diving and should be a part of every serious divers library."
"Swim with wild dolphins, photograph the worlds
grandest and most elusive sea animals and participate in the excitement of underwater
hockeyall on a single breath of air. The sport of breath-hold freediving has
regained popularity as a challenging alternative to those who enjoy diving, snorkeling,
and open-water swimming. Its an economical and exciting path to the underwater
Scuba World, England: Howard Jones
"I have waited for this book for a very long time. A book I
now never put down, a book to help you get what you want from freediving: photography,
competitions, and how people can dive on one breath. No matter what your level of
experience, this book will become your constant companion and reference.
Terry and Dave are two of the most experienced and skillful
freedivers in the world, and they share their secrets with us in a very clear and
attractive manner. All of the photos in this book have been taken whilst freediving and
they are remarkable.
This is the first and only book dedicated to the wonderful sport
of freediving. The authors are very safety conscious and this is reflected in the book,
which endorses particularly safe rules and practices. Practices we all should
"This book shows how freedivers with training and experience
may feel intense pleasure and freedom as they blend with the open water environment. There
is a long period of timea minute ro more for manywhen trained freedivers have
no urge to breathe and feel completely at ease and peaceful gliding through the water.
Some call it blue opium........."
International Freediving and Spearfishing News:
"The photographs and illustrations are superb and I strongly
commend this book to all snorkelers, spearfishers, underwater hockey players, swimmers,
scuba divers and enthusiasts of our magnificent aquatic ecosystems. There are many photos
of beautiful women in this book, and I hope that even more women will be encouraged to
take a breath, and fly gracefully into the serene inner space of the aquatic world....Buy
this book so that you too can seek a new skill or maximize your existing enjoyment of the
wonderful activity of freediving."
Dive Log New Zealand:
"Terry Maas is well known among New Zealand spearos for his
immensely popular book BlueWater Hunting and Freediving, recently released in an
updated 1998 edition, and his video Blue Water Hunters. This book is the complete
companion to freedivers, especially for those whose interests go beyond spearfishing to
the many other breath-hold pursuits. It is fully illustrated with exercises to try and
techniques for you to practice, as well as numerous beautiful photographs."
Divers Travel Network:
"For those interested in deep diving, the chapter on depth
records provides insights into the mind set of the characters who indulge in this most
dangerous form of the sport. The photography which graces the pages of this book is of the
very highest caliber and fully deserves its own chapterthe only disappointment is
that there could be even more!and the overall package is excellently