Grace Under Pressure: Philippine Freediving Stories

We lost count of the freediving photos we’ve featured in VisitPinas. We wrote about enjoying the best of both worlds, the lucky turtles of Apo Island, and how to just keep on swimming. We’re going to add more VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram.

First, we’ll tell you why.

We love free diving photos, of course, like this photo of @lainebernardo at Ligpo, Batangas, courtesy of FreDivePh (check their Instagram account, @freediveph, for more photos). Did we emphasize that enough? We LOVE freediving photos. What we love more than the @freediveph photo itself is their caption: “Don’t tell people your dreams, show them.” Short, yet powerful.

Cliff Stephen Pike (check his Instagram account, @clifftoncloud, for more photos) says in his photo above that “the sea is a good place to think.” Maybe. Maybe when you’re ON the surface of the sea. When you’re underwater, okay, we’ll rephrase that — when WE’RE underwater, we can hardly think. Our brain shuts down and reflexes kick in, wanting to just get out of the water and take a big gulp of air. And that’s why we’re not into free-diving. Hats off to the brave souls who can actually think underwater, freediving. You guys rock (while underwater)!

We’re going to revise this post, so tag us with your freediving photos in Instagram.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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