Human Guinea Pig

// März 24th, 2009 // Kommentare deaktiviert für Human Guinea Pig // General

Yesterday I was invited to an hyperbaric test center. As a human guinea pig the docs tested if and how breathing pure oxygen under physical work affects the bloodstream in the brain during a dive. The result of this test will be important for pure oxygen rebreather divers like Special Operation Divers.


Ice Hockey „on the rocks“

// März 7th, 2009 // Kommentare deaktiviert für Ice Hockey „on the rocks“ // General

Since I´ve started freediving many years ago I had many nice moments underwater and I thought I saw almost everything….I was so wrong!

During the BOOT Show 2009 my buddy and me was invited to join the 3rd Underwater Ice Hockey Woldchampionships. The event was organised by Christian Redl.It was quite less time to find sponsors and we had no time to train. On wednesday night we left to play for our country.

After a 14 hours drive across germany and austria we finaly arrived at lake „weissensee“.

It is a wonderful lake but when we arrived the conditions were quite bad – foggy, wet and snowing.

Underwater it was pitch black.

It was a very interesting experience to dive under the ice.

After a few adapation dives and a few games we were in the final games against austria.

It was a hard fight against the vice worldchampion from last year and in the end austria won the match with 1 point in advance

…Final Result: Austria 10 – Germany 9…

Well, now germany is the proud vice worldchampion in underwater ice hockey and very motivated to win on the next worldchampionsships.




BOOT Show 2009

// Februar 6th, 2009 // Kommentare deaktiviert für BOOT Show 2009 // General

Just came from the BOOT Show 2009 in Düsseldorf.

It was a great weekend where I met a lot of friends from dahab and people from the diving scene all around the world.

At our place we represented the diving units of the german navy.

Target Depth

// Juli 27th, 2007 // Kommentare deaktiviert für Target Depth // General

Yesterday I reached my Target Depth of 72m. The Dive was quite easy but I had to stop at 15m in cause of equalisation problems. This took almost 7 seconds. But then I kept on falling and it felt so good :-)

Today I was out at Lighthouse for some FRC Training. Leif and Nik performend new personal bests of 38m.

In between I did FRCs down to 35m and one „deep static“ dive down to 38m in 3:35 min.

As promised here is a picture of my „painted“ bike.

The last two days Dahab has to deal with quite lot electricity outtakes. It is sooo anoying!

Tomorow my beloved girlfriend arrives at sharm. So no training tomorow.