Champion Free Diver Umberto Pelizarri to host dives and dinners at Six Senses Laamu

Fabien Cousteau and Kate Bosworth snorkeling. Photographer Scott Needham

Umberton Pelizarri, World Champion Free Diver will be hosting a week of clinics, dives and dinners at the Six Senses Laamu in January 2012

Fancy doing something exciting while relaxing at the luxurious Six Senses Laamu? well you can – hot on the heels of hosting a memorable inaugural Water/Wo/Men event attracting the biggest names in watersports and water conservation, Six Senses Laamu will be hosting a week of free diving activities by iconic world champion diver Umberto Pelizarri. Umberto never failed in a career that saw him set 16 freediving world records. He was the only freediver to have established world Champion Free Diver Umberto Pelizarri to host dives and dinners at Six Senses Laamurecords in all the depth disciplines, and the first man to reach the depth of 150meters (492 feet).

In 1990 Umberto Pelizarri debuted in the world of depth with a record in Constant Weight dive at 65 meters (213feet), beating the record held by the Cuban Francisco ‘Pipin’ Ferreras . In 1991 Umberto Pelizarri conquered all the freediving world records, and continued to improve all his performances in the subsequent year. He ended his competitive career in Capri, in 2001, with a Variable Weight record of 131 meters (430feet). Umberto now works as a journalist and television reporter for a popular Italian scientific documentary program that focused on the marine environment. He is also the creator of the Apnea Academy, school for the instruction and research of freediving on an international level.

World Champion Free Diver Umberto Pelizarri will host daily free diving clinics teaching them the unique techniques of free diving and explorative dives around the beautiful coral reefs surrounding Six Senses Laamu. In the evening he will host dinner talks at LEAF where he will give talks on his dives and discoveries.

Although only opened since April 2011, Six Senses Laamu is fast developing a reputation arguably the best destination in The Maldives for cutting edge water sports activities including surfing , kite surfing, wind surfing and diving.

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