Happy new year, i hope 2014 brings you interesting and beautiful trips
He might not have made this dive today, but on the way down Nic Mevoli was looking stylish and strong -for a freediving hobo.
This week it’s one in Dean’s Blue Hole, for i’ll be back there in a couple of days to cover Suunto Vertical Blue 2013. This is my mate Brian Pucella, champion spearfisher, freedive instructor, surfer, madman. The morning we took this picture was the day after a bit of a party, so there was a touch of hang-over to aid our breath hold. I figured we’d be lucky to go down to the ledge at around 15 meters, make a few shots, go back up, seeing the state we were in. But Brian’s a professional -or mad- and sat there for a long time, posing and giving me the opportunity to line things up -and get seriously out of breath.
This might be my picture of the year -i can’t ask to get more lucky than this. It is Tomoka Fukuda being her usual ridiculously graceful self. It was on a day when there was a sort of cloud of hazy visibility at the surface, but below 12 meters everything was clear, so i asked her to go down to just below the cloud and hang there, make the most of the combination of diffused light and clarity. She did the rest.