• Derek Harp

How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

The Island of Bonaire has many gems and some of those are people. I had lunch yesterday with one of them; Carlos Coste, a world class free-diver. Besides being a very nice guy, Carlos holds 12 world records and can hold his breath for 7 minutes and 30 seconds!

The video link below is from the Deepsea Challenge 2016 held in Bonaire and his Free-diving World Record attempt of 177m (580 feet) Dynamic in the ocean (the longest distance free-dive in the ocean.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElaHuX1hBM

Free-Diving is growing as a world sport and there is a lot to know about how to do it well and safely. Many of the techniques learned in free-diving positively effect other areas of wellness and sport (like scuba breath control). If you ever want to try this out, Carlos has a top notch free-diving school here on the island. https://deepseabonaire.com/carlos-coste/

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Derek and Trisha like to push the limits of travel to incorporate some luxury coupled with both physical and emotional adventure. They strive for memorable and moving adventures that don't always include high risk outings like scuba diving. Today, Derek and Trisha are focusing on hosting retreat adventures in Bonaire that are perfect for family growth, couple development and team leadership and bonding.  


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