Sunday, January 30, 2011


It is a shameful contrast in Egypt between its complex and hideous political situation, and the simple beauty of its land, sea and people

where parasol meets horizon

bedouin woman fishing

palms at dusk

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

World Record! Deepest Superman pants

In my quest to make freediving a serious and respectable sport, i've encountered many an obstacle, the primary of which is the outfit. Face it, dressing up as some kind of burned sperm in those tight black rubber outfits is somewhere south of kinky, innit? Blue and silver suits are already much more spacey and funky, but i figured the missing touch was some decent underpants. So my solution was as simple as it was elegant:

super snorkel

And in order to give the idea of adding style to this sport some thrust, i decided to try and go for another World Record; deepest Superman pants. Surely the massive media attention that my ventures into deep records gather would be a great catalyst for this more stylistic and fashionable approach to freediving.

As good fortune would have it, Dutch freedive champ and instructor extraordinaire Nanja van den Broek was organizing a competition in Dahab with the help of Freedive International, providing me with the perfect forum for my attempt. Here's what happened:

A resounding succes. I can only urge you to try for yourself -you have nothing to loose, except for some underwear.

Saturday, January 1, 2011