NEVER ALONE

Freediving

21 freediving WORLD records

in the sea, lake, under the ice and with dolphins. This is the number reached to date by the Italian Freediver Simone Arrigoni.

He is engaged in many voluntary activities for disabled people, marine protection and safety at sea education.
He is ActionAid Ambassador and Honorary Member of the Center for Cetacean Studies.
From 2008 to 2016, he participated in a research project led by Sapienza University of Rome and in collaboration with marine biologists at Zoomarine Italia, to carry on scientific studies focused on Comparative Physiology of freedivers and dolphins.
From 2004 to 2017 he took part in the Italian sporting event Giochi del Mare (Sea Games).

He has been holding Safety at sea courses to students of primary and secondary schools (in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard), to spread his slogan: Never alone!
It aims at reminding divers to never practice underwater activitis on their own for security reasons.

Arrigoni devised two new specialties of Dynamic Apnea:
- the Horizontal Free Immersion, in which the freediver covers a horizontal distance pulling on a rope, so that disabled persons can play this aquatic sport;
- the Dolphin's Breath, which consist of freediving with a monofin along a horizontal distance of predetermined length, periodically resurfacing to take a single breath of 1 second, and aiming at taking the lower number of single breaths as possible during the declared distance.

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Freediving WRs

21. Dolphin's Breath with monofin in sea,1 km with 74 single breaths (total time 21'30'' with 1'14'' of breathing), Costa Dorata, Sardegna, Italy, July 9, 2018.

20. Dolphin's Breath with monofin in sea, 1.1 km with 102 single breaths (total time 24'30'' with 1'42'' of breathing), Giochi del Mare / Sea Games, Nettuno, Italy, June 15, 2017.

19. Dolphin's Breath with monofin in sea, 500 mt with 30 single breaths (total time 10' with 30'' of breathing), Diakofti, Kythira, Greece, September 15, 2016.

18. Dolphin's Breath with monofin in sea, 500 mt with 32 single breaths (total time 9' 10" with 32'' of breathing), Diakofti, Kythira, Greece, September 5, 2016.

17. Dolphin's Breath with monofin in sea, 500 mt with 35 single breaths (total time 9' with 35'' of breathing), Limnionas, Kythira, Greece, August 12, 2016.

14. Freedive pushed by two dolphins, 15 underwater loops, Zoomarine, Torvaianica, Italy, May 22, 2014.

13. Dynamic freedive* with DPV (Flyboard) in sea, 500 mt, Tropea, Italy, September 30, 2013.

12. Freedive pushed by two dolphins, 14 underwater loops, Zoomarine, Torvaianica, Italy, May 23, 2013.

Personal Records

Static Apnea personal record (without oxygen): 8 min. 1 sec., Zodiaco Sporting Club, Capena, Italy, April 14, 2008.

Dynamic freedive with bi-fins in sea personal record: 151 mt, Kythira, Greece, August 7, 2011.

EVERY FREEDIVING RECORD IS PERFORMED WITHOUT OXYGEN AND NO GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL BREATHING

* Dynamic freedive is a sport in which a person covers an horizontal distance holding his breath underwater.
** The DPV was devised and constructed by Yiannis Kassimatis and Rino Vagnarelli, electronics by Luca Di Francesco.
*** The Horizontal Free Immersion is a discipline of dynamic freedive that Arrigoni inaugurated during the Sea Games 2009 to allow disabled persons to play this aquatic sport, in which someone covers a horizontal distance pulling on a rope.
**** The Dolphin's Breath is a discipline of dynamic freedive devised by Arrigoni, which consists in freediving with monofin along a horizontal path of predetermined length, periodically resurfacing to take a single breath of 1 second; the record consists in taking the lower number of single breaths as possible during the declared distance.

Autobiography

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