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thor
09-06-2007, 08:54
I just saw an IMAX movie on one of the HD channels called, Ocean of Men, which is about two different men setting respective free diving records. What great videography. Simply a beautiful movie to watch in HD.

Osprey
09-06-2007, 09:05
Hmm, didn't find it for sale in the usual spots, which is odd since it was made back in 2001 it seems. Looks neat though!

thor
09-06-2007, 09:23
I saw it on the Universal HD channel

georoc01
09-06-2007, 09:51
Yeah, I watched that last Saturday morning. Wasn't it off the coast of Cozumel? It was also where I saw all of the safety divers with all of the deco tanks strapped to them and he free dives down at the end with champagne to the safety stop to celebrate with them.

The section with the dolphins was really cool.

dmdoss
09-06-2007, 20:24
Was it the show where one diver free dives and the other rides a sled?

thor
09-06-2007, 22:13
Was it the show where one diver free dives and the other rides a sled?


That's the one

Osprey
09-06-2007, 22:21
... rides a sled?

freediver
09-07-2007, 18:00
... rides a sled?
A weighted sled to take the freediver to depth. The two men in the movie are "Pipin" Ferreras and Umberto Pellizari. Pipin was generally a "No Limits" diver that used the sled and Pellizari generally did "constant weight" in which he descended and ascended using the same amount of weight (on a belt). Constant weight is thought of as the purest form of freediving.
Side note - - Pipin's wife died in a No Limits attempt in 2002.