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Six Senses Laamu to Host Week of Free Diving Activities with Umberto Palazarri

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The Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives is to host a week of free diving activities by the iconic world champion diver, Umberto Palazarri.

Umberto never failed in a career that saw him set 16 freediving world records. He was the only freediver to have established world records in all the depth disciplines, and the first man to reach the depth of 150meters (492 feet).

In 1990 Umberto 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 He 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.

Umberto will host daily free diving clinics teaching guests 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 as one of the best destinations in The Maldives for cutting edge water sports activities including surfing , kite surfing, wind surfing and diving.

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