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DAVIDE CARRERA
PLAYING WITH THE BLUE, LEARNING FREEDOM FROM THE MASTER OCEAN
28 NOVEMBER / SUNDAY
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PLAYING WITH THE BLUE,
LEARNING FREEDOM FROM THE MASTER OCEAN


Description: Exploring our feelings and emotions through the breath, feelings stressed, feelings vulnerable, feelings powerful, feelings in balance and in peace, through acceptation, through freedom. Diving into our shades to bring there light. Digesting and dissolving fears, feelings the essence of our beings.
LEADING
DAVIDE CARRERA
25/12/1975 Turin, Italy

2 times Worldchampion Freediver
3 World Records
16 National Records

Starts freediving since he was a child in Liguria, spending summers with his grandparents, playing in the Sea, the same Sea that makes him scared.

When he is teenager during winters far from the Sea, trains in a competitive swimming team and summertime he starts to go deeper in his dives.

At 14 he starts to get interested about Yoga because he knows that can help for relaxation and breathing to be able to improve his dives.

At 18 met Umberto Pelizzari, his idol, italian freediving world record holder, and two years later he become his safety diver, training with him.

At 20, in October 1996 he wins the first Worldchampionship by team in Nice.
In November 1996 he becomes freediving instructor.

At 22 while fishing in Elba Island he has a predeath experience and he is rescued by his friend Angelo, this experience changes his life, giving a deeper meaning in what is life itself.

In October 2001 he wins again the Freediving Worldchampionship by Team in Ibiza and one month later he set a Worldrecord at 91 meters in Freeimmersion, in Capri Island.

In 2002 and 2003 he spent the winter in Mysore, India, to improve his Yoga technique directly from the source.
Davide Carrera (25/12/1975 Turin, Italy)
2 times Worldchampion Freediver
3 World Records
16 National Records

Starts freediving since he was a child in Liguria, spending summers with his grandparents, playing in the Sea, the same Sea that makes him scared.

When he is teenager during winters far from the Sea, trains in a competitive swimming team and summertime he starts to go deeper in his dives.

At 14 he starts to get interested about Yoga because he knows that can help for relaxation and breathing to be able to improve his dives.

At 18 met Umberto Pelizzari, his idol, italian freediving world record holder, and two years later he become his safety diver, training with him.

At 20, in October 1996 he wins the first Worldchampionship by team in Nice.
In November 1996 he becomes freediving instructor.

At 22 while fishing in Elba Island he has a predeath experience and he is rescued by his friend Angelo, this experience changes his life, giving a deeper meaning in what is life itself.

In October 2001 he wins again the Freediving Worldchampionship by Team in Ibiza and one month later he set a Worldrecord at 91 meters in Freeimmersion, in Capri Island.

In 2002 and 2003 he spent the winter in Mysore, India, to improve his Yoga technique directly from the source.

In 2004 he took part in some competitions but it's not anymore the performance that attract him, he want to go deeper inside himself, freediving becomes for him more and more a spiritual search.

In 2005 he lives the competitions and his job like skipper on sailing boat to buy a small wodden trimaran of 8,7 meters and he start a kind of Sea Hermitage through the Mediterranean, mainly in Greece, looking for silent places where to practice yoga, freediving, fishing and meditating.
In January 2007 he has a rivelatory lucid dream in where Saint Giovanni Bosco tell him to realize himself into sport and then share the message. So Davide undertstand that he has to use his talent for freediving to inspire peoples to live an healthy lifestile with the values coming from doing sports and connecting with Nature.

So competing becomes again his mission and starts training again to get back to the top athletes.
In 2009 took part at Vertical Blue, Long Island, Bahamas. There he sets 6 National Records with 91, 94, 96, 98, 99 in Costant Weight with monofin and 93 in Freeimmersion.

In 2013 at Vertical Blue he sets 3 National Records with 101, 103 with monofin and 94 in Freeimmersion.

In June 2016 in the Carribean Cup, Roatan, Honduras, he sets other 3 records with 105, 106, 107 with monofin.

In September 2016 he set a World record in Cagliari, Sardinia with 111 meters with monofin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuqi-_xTEKI

In 2017 at Vertical Blue he set 3 National records : 113 and 114 with monofin and 75 in «no fins» discipline.

In 2019 he is the deepest diver at the Spanish championship in Lanzarote.

In 2021 he set a new national record with 122 meters in CWT with monofin, silver medal at Vertical Blue.

On October 2021 he tooks part at World Championship in Turkey with the Italian national team and he won a bronze medal with 103 meters in CWT bifins and after that he won in Capri the CWT monofin competition.

His best performance in training is 125 meters with monofin.

He has a freediving school where he likes to share his passion and the healing power of the Sea.From 2009 to Now he tooks part in different Nuit de la Glisse movies of Thierry Donard ( « Instant », « Pushing the limits », « Don't crack under pressure 1,2 and 3 » , « RESET 2020 » ) three of them on Netflix. At this link you can see an extract where Davide is diving with whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qF3LYR9ryENow more then ever he feels motivated to accomplish his mission and dream, he is training hard, phisically, mentally and spiritually to set a new World Record with 132 meters ( 2x66 but I will tell you this story better if you have time ) and using it to comunicate the necessity of learning everybody together to respect the planet, each others and ourselves.He lives actually in Nerja, Andalucia, Spain where, when not training, he plays with his 12 years hold son with who he has a nice friendship and complicity, learning things together from life and from each other.

He loves as well mountains, mountainbiking, skiing, snowboarding, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, running and most of these he likes to do it with his son.

He grows his own vegetable following permaculture methods because he really believe in how important it is to respect the Nature and to eat healthy.

He has a piece of land on the hill, 10 minutes from the Sea, with olive trees where he is planning to do freediving yoga and meditation retreat to share his passion and helps peoples to connect with Nature and themselves.
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