Alchemy Spearfishing | Islas Marianas | New VideoFollow Alchemy Team spearo Robert John & Yohei Harada to their recent trip at Islas Marianas. Did they manage to harvest the doggie? Credits Shot by Robert John & Yohei Harada Edited by Robert John Music: Drizzle to Downpour - Silent Partner
Alchemy Welcomes Israel Gil To The TeamAlchemy welcomes Israel Gil to its team of content creators. An experience-driven individual, based in the Dutch Carribean paradise of Bonaire, Israel is a master of capturing worthwhile moments! Check out his Instagram account!
Freediving With Orcas In Northern NorwayLong time Alchemy partner & film maker Jacques De Vos posted a sublime video of freediving with Orcas in northern Norway. He writes "just a small taste of what we experienced this winter. I am in the process of editing/putting together something bigger, stay tuned"! Watch the video on his IGTV.
The Deep End | New Video By Daan VerhoevenAlchemy partner & videographer extraordinaire Daan Verhoeven just released a new video on his YouTube channel featuring Alex Atkins, the UK's male national champion for 2019. Daan writes in the video's description:Lessons i've learned from freediving, for times of crisis: 1: when i feel a panic coming up, i focus on my breath 2: when i feel pressure building, i try to relax into it 3: when i feel confined, i think of the freedom of the ocean 4: when i'm bored, i visualise a nice dive 5: when things get tough, i remember most trainings get tough a third of the way through, and you can tough it out.
Alchemy S | Hawaii | Pacific OceanOur second video introducing the Alchemy S features Garrett Moss kicking his red S30 in Hawaii. Shot by Aaron Lynton
Canadians In The Deep | An article by Deeper Blue ft. Alchemy Athlete Sheena McNallyThe Great White North is not a place one normally associates with freediving. Yet, Canada has a reputable history in the sport with vanguards such as Mandy-Rae Krack, William Winram and Eric Fattah that produced early world records and contributed to technical development. As we look to a new decade and the next freediving season on the international circuit, we reflect on what was a hugely successful 2019 for Canadian freediving. As old records were broken and new ones set, there seems to be a veritable rise of new champions, seemingly a long time in the making as a new wave of Canadian athletes makes their mark on the competitive stage. New national records were set in both depth and pool in 2019. While it might be easy to attribute these to the new AIDA Constant Weight Bifins discipline, in fact, long-standing records in CWT and FIM were broken. New continental records were also established, making last year a pivotal one for Canada in the sport. Two athletes, in particular, made huge contributions by competing internationally across all four depth disciplines. To find out what it took to get there, I sat down with Sheena McNally of Alberta and Matthieu Duvault of Quebec to talk about their achievements and what it took to get there. Read More.
Alchemy Athletes | Jonathan Sunnex | VideoWe are honored to be associated with some of the world’s leading freedivers - bulletproof athletes with vision, who are strong, both mentally & physically - and we provide them with the resources to do what they set out to achieve. Meet Jonathan Sunnex. Filmed by Dimitris Sylvestros Edited by Ronni Essex Music: Gymnopedie No. 3 by Wahneta Meixsell
Dive To SurviveFollow spearo Garrett Moss on his daily adventures in the world of spearfishing. Learn more about this sustainable life and some of the unique moments that occur. A short film by Aaron Lynton & Garrett Moss.
Playing hide & seek with Dentex-DentexDentex-dentex is one of the hardest fish to harvest in the Med. They require long apneas, superior camouflage skills and it is almost impossible to see them "napping" between rock formations. Alchemy athlete Antonis Mantzakos played a game of hide & seek with them on a sunny March day in the Aegean Sea. Take a look!
Team T | IntroducingDo you want to be part of the Alchemy Team? Introducing Team T! An organic cotton short sleeves T-Shirt with the Team Logo printed at front and crewneck collar. Available to order now.Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Colors: White
The Bottle | Available To OrderFor all those of you leading an urban lifestyle and for those who don’t, meet The Bottle! Use less - drink more, stay hydrated – stay healthy. Designed by Chilly's® in order to combine the convenience of a plastic water bottle, with the high performance technology and eco–friendly benefits of a traditional flask, The Bottle keeps water (or any drink) ice cold for 24 hours, or warm for 12. Available to order now!Specifications: Height: 30 cm Width: 7,6 cm Weight: 0,5 kg Capacity: 750 ml Color: Matte Black (Powder Coated) Material: Stainless Steel
Thibault Guignes Pool Session With Adam SternAlchemy athlete Thibault Guigness hooked up with Adam Stern for a pool session in Philippines. Adam writes: "When one of the world's best freedivers asks you to run a pool training session for them, what do you do? You smash them haha! Our friend Thibault Guinnes is one of the best freedivers in the world but he has never trained in the pool so we had to show him what he was missing out on".
This Is How I Live, This Is What I Eat | Garrett MossFollow Alchemy athlete Garrett Moss on his daily adventures in the world of spearfishing. Learn more about this sustainable life and some of the unique moments that occur. A Short Film by Aaron Lynton
Timo | New VideoTimo Niessner is the founder of Listen Close, a non-profit-production which started 1,5years ago as a brief thought. He wanted to show freediving and its philosophy from a new perspective. Getting away from numbers, he focused on the experience to connect again with the purity of water. A connection which we tend to loose in a fast world full off rush and social expectations.
Freediving in PhilippinesSocial media sensation & freediver Finn Snow just released his first video using the Alchemy V330 in Philippines. Check it out below.
Alchemy S | The Wait Is Over, Available To Order Now!After a series of prototypes & demanding tests, the Alchemy S are finally here, order yours now!
The Freedive Cafe ft. Sheena McNallyFreedive Cafe, the world's freediving podcast, features Alchemy Athlete Sheena McNally in its latest episode. Check it out.
New National Record For Alchemy Athlete Neza JerankoNeza Jeranko just made a new 137m NR for Slovenia in DYN-BF. Here's what she had to say about it. "Just finished with the first pool competition of the year with 137m bifins dive, which is less than I expected, but it turns out it was enough for a new AIDA national record.It’s not a secret that I am way more comfortable in depth than in the pool, but I don’t believe in sticking to what you’re good at. I believe in working hard even at things that don’t come easy to you. But I couldn’t have done it without two people: my best strength trainer @likarklavdija who keeps killing me with my gym workouts and my dear @samojeranko who made me swim way too many lengths this season. Anyway, let’s see what I can do next week at our national championship".
Helena's StoryHelena Bourdillon, British National Record holder, tells her story of survival & triumph over mental illness. Shot & produced by Simeon Quarrie, Vivida.
Siquijor Training Camp with Thibault GuignésJoin the Siquijor Freediving School and French champion Thibault Guignés this upcoming March 13-15, 2020 for an exclusive freediving training camp on the beautiful Siquijor Island, Philippines. If you've been planning a freediving holiday lately, this is your occasion to train with one of the deepest freedivers on a stunning tropical island. Join us and don't miss out on this opportunity to learn freediving and breath-holding techniques from one of the top freediving athletes in the world. How deep does Thibault dive to? Well his current records in free immersion (FIM) are 117 meters and 110 meters with bi-fins (CWT-b). The event is sponsored by Alchemy.
Depth WishProfessional freediver Stig Pryds explains why he loves doing what most people would think is very, very scary. Music by Henrik Johannessen Filmed at Canyon, in Dahab, Egypt. Safety divers: Sun Young Kim & Diana Garcia BenitoLogistics by Dahab FreediversFilmed on breath hold by, Alchemy partner, Daan Verhoeven http://daanverhoeven.com/
Alchemy S | S For SpearfishingS for Speed, S for Safety, S for Spearfishing. Available to order on 11/3/20.
Alchemy S | S For SafetyOur S/S30 model is the latest addition to the Alchemy family. Tailor made for spearfishing, it packs everything, in terms of performance & efficiency, into an advanced specialty. The new length (-3cm compared to V3/V330) makes the blades a lot faster & easy to manoeuvre under any circumstances and the reinforced base of the blades offers maximum results for all diving styles. Following the V3/V330 model, their shape fits Pathos & C4 footpockets with an angle of 23 & 30 degrees respectively. We kept the extraordinary mirror finish on the blades' front side and matte finish on the back alongside with the newly introduced, highly reflective, safety stickers. S for Speed, S for Safety, S for Spearfishing. Coming soon.
1 Day in 60 Secs | Carlos Negrete & Asaki Okada | Indonesia & PhilippinesCan you compress 24 hours in just 60 seconds? Of course you can. Here’s a day in the life of Carlos Negrete & Asaki Okada in Indonesia & Philippines. Shot by Carlos Negrete Edited by Roni Essex
Alchemy S | S For SpeedSay hello to our ground-breaking new fins that are progressive in every way. With top notch performance and configurability, they are designed to enable a wide range of spearos push the boundaries of what is possible. Every aspect of the Alchemy S/S30 is designed in pursuit of greatness. Based on a completely new blueprint which aims to help spearos outperform themselves even in the most extreme scenarios, they are engineered to go full force, all the time. From there anything is possible. S for Speed, S for Safety, S for Spearfishing. Coming soon.
Alchemy PRO | Athletes' Testimonials | New VideoNational & Continental Record holding freedivers - Enchante Gallardo, Helena Bourdillon, Thibault Guigness, Sheena McNally & Matthieu Duvault - share their views on the new Alchemy PROs after testing them during Blue Element in Dominica. Shot by Daan Verhoeven, Morgan Dias Simao & Jonathan SunnexEdited by Roni EssexMusic: Polaroid by extenz
Alchemy SpearfishingSpearos are a different kind of divers. They are in for the adventure and the fun, but they are also avid supporters of sustainable food sourcing. They dive deep and possess long apneas, but sometimes it can be difficult for them to focus on their kicking technique. I mean, how technical can you get when carrying a 20kg grouper to the surface? No worries. We’ve been working on a spearo-only fin for some time now. It is almost ready. Follow Alchemy Spearfishing on Instagram & Facebook. Watch IGTV Video.
Freediving With Sharks At The BahamasTake a sneak peek at a recent trip of a group of talanted freedivers & content creators at the Bahamas including Alchemy athlete Sofia Gomez Uribe & Alchemy partner Andre Musgrove. Freediving with sharks? Yes please.
Sarah Richard (Girls That Scuba / A Waste Free World) On The Alchemy PROsSarah Richard, founder of Girls That Scuba and A Waste Free World took her PROs on a recent trip to Socorro Island, Mexico. Here's what she had to say about them!
Alchemy PRO | Above & Below Water | New VideoSaipan Island meets the PROs. Shot By Lee Jongkee Edited By Roni Essex
Into the Abyss with Sofia Gomez Uribe | New VideoBayer and WR holder Sofia Gomez Uribe teamed up to create an astonishing film. Sofia explains what it’s like to make breakthroughs in her sport, and how making peace with the risks allows her to focus her mind on challenging her own limits. She embodies determination and commitment to a goal, in the same spirit as those who dare to push the boundaries in the life sciences.
1 Day in 60 Secs | Matthieu Duvault | MexicoCan you compress 24 hours in just 60 seconds? Of course you can. Here’s a day in the life of Canadian NR holder Matthieu Duvault in Mexico. Shot by Matthieu Duvault. Edited by Roni Essex Music: Les flûtes du Paradis by Amarià
As If The Sea Should Part | New VideoAs if the Sea should part And show a further Sea And that, a further, and the Three, But a presumption be. Of Periods of Seas, Unvisited of Shores, Themselves the Verge of Seas to be, Eternity is Those. Ft. Sofia Gomez Uribe, Jonathan Sunnex, Cristian Castano Villa, Helena Bourdillon, Sofia Tapani & Sheena McNally. Credits Shot By Jonathan Sunnex at Roatan, Honduras Edited By Roni Essex MusicUntil You're Gone Forever — Johny Grimes
Carlos Negrete | New VideoWe are honoured to be associated with some of the world’s leading freedivers & content creators - bulletproof athletes with vision, who are strong, both mentally & physically - and we provide them with the resources to do what they set out to achieve. Meet Carlos Negrete. Filmed by Asaki Okada & Carlos Negrete Edited by Ronni EssexMusic: Hot Coffee by Ghostrifter
Alchemy PRO | Safety | New VideoSafety is the state of being "safe", the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk. Alchemy PRO. Shot By Morgan Dias Simao at Blue Element, DominicaEdited By Roni Essex
Alchemy PRO | Blue Element’s Safety Team Testimonials | VideoThe new Alchemy PROs were used exclusively by Blue Element’s safety team this year. Here’s what they had to say about them. Watch IGTV Video.
Blue Element | Official ResultsBlue Element’s official results are in! Alena Konecna #1Sheena McNally #2Thibault Guignes #2Helena Bourdillon #3Enchante Gallardo #4Matthieu Duvault #4Jonathan Sunnex #6 Congratulations to all 7 Alchemy Athletes, we are very proud of you. Watch IGTV Video.
Blue Element 2019 | The Story So Far | Part 2 | VideoDiscover the raw beauty and wonder of Dominica with the freediving athletes of Blue Element 2019 as they plunge into the sea and recharge under gushing waterfalls in verdant jungle forests. Event Organizer & EP: Johnny SunnexVideographer & Editor: Morgan Dias SimaoProducer: Francesca Owings UW Photographer: Daan Verhoeven
Sheena McNally | New NR For Canada -89m CWTAlchemy athlete Sheena McNally just broke a 12 year old NR for Canada in CWT, diving to a staggering -89m. Here's what she wrote on her Instagram account: "I've been a bit quiet on social media as I've been working hard and trying to stay cool for #blueelement2019. But today I did something I want to share: I broke the Canadian record in CWT, which has stood for more than 12 years! This dive to 89m makes me the deepest Canadian self-powered woman and also the deepest in North America, which is just nuts, really. I knew I could do it when I first beat it in training earlier this year after a long time stuck with the monofin, but it has been a lot of hard work for me to get to the point where I could do it in a comp...I'm so stoked. I am sure I will have more to say later, but for now, time to rest, regroup, and have a think about what I want to do for the remainder of the comp!Thanks to my training buddies, especially Jon and Jimmy, and to @soufriereguesthouse for supporting my stay here in Dominica, as I simply couldn't have trained here without them. Thanks also to my freedive home base, @freediveutila (this is the beautiful logo on my monofin), for believing in me ages ago, before I did! @bikini_kiki for awesome coaching at the surface and to my family for always supporting me, and being cool with me doing this crazy thing! And @blueelementfreediving for providing the perfect stomping grounds"!
Blue Element 2019 | The Story So Far | VideoMany new records were set during the first two days of #BlueElement2019 including a new NR/CR for Sheena McNally of Canada and Noah Magloire of Dominica and Jihoon Jang had a beautiful no-fins dive. Event Organizer & EP: Johnny SunnexVideographer & Editor: Morgan Dias SimaoProducer: Francesca OwingsUW Photographer: Daan Verhoeven
Alchemy V3-30 Fins Review"We tested Alchemy’s V3-30 carbon fibre freediving fins with the C4 300 foot-pockets. Our testing ground was quite unusual to most freedivers: a Canadian glacial lake. Water temperatures at less than 6C degrees with strong thermoclines…" Read More
Alchemy PRO | The Wait Is Over | VideoAfter a series of prototypes & demanding tests, the PROs are finally here! Order yours now!
Blue Element 2019 Starts TomorrowBoth anticipation and spirits are high in the picturesque, bayside village of Soufriere, Dominica as freediving athletes from 18 different countries around the world have gathered to compete in the 3rd annual Blue Element competition. Read More
Great North Freediving | VideoEver wondered how it would feel to freedive at one of Canada’s coldest lakes? Luca & Lorenza from The Freedive Wire and Sea To Sky Freediving take us through it. CreditsFilmed and edited by Luca Sommaruga Malaguti
Alchemy Welcomes Asaki OkadaAlchemy welcomes Asaki Okada to the family; an AIDA Freediving Instructor, athlete & UW model. She was born and raised in Japan and now based in Irabu Island (Okinawa Prefecture). After many years of traveling solo, she discovered Freediving in the Philippines by chance and it was a natural experience that turned into her full-time passion. She's a graceful freediver who loves training and teaching around the world. Her biggest joy is to see her students happy.
Cristian Castano Villa | New CWTB Record -82mCongratulations to Alchemy athlete Cristian Castano Villa for his latest Colombian national record, -82m CWTB, at the Egyptian National Championship.
Blue Element 2019 | Sponsored By Alchemy | VideoDeep blue seas, dense jungles and bubbling lakes is what Dominica is known for. All that and Blue Element of course. One of the leading freediving competitions in the world. Proudly sponsored by Alchemy. CreditsFilmed & Edited by Rajiv Smith (LA Drones) UW Footage by Daan Verhoeven & Jonathan Sunnex
Alchemy Welcomes Andre MusgroveAlchemy welcomes André Musgrove to the family; an UW cinematographer & photographer, freediver, PADI scuba diving instructor, spearo and UW stuntman, born & based in The Bahamas. Growing up diving in The Bahamas has granted André with over a decade of underwater experience. He is best known for his unique style of shooting creative concepts underwater with freedivers/divers as the subjects, interacting with marine wildlife and exploring the underwater environment. He specializes in shooting while freediving on breath hold, allowing closer and less invasive encounters and one-of-a-kind interactions with sharks, rays, fish, turtles, dolphins and other marine animals. He hopes that through his work persons would be able to better appreciate and take care of our beautiful underwater world so that it stays healthy for generations to come.
Meet The Alchemy PROs | VideoMeet The Alchemy Pro Our new V3 | V330PRO come to complete the V3 family. We managed to pack everything, in terms of performance and efficiency, into a smaller size. This means that our new shorter fins offer all the benefits of the longer versions with a few extra advantages. Compact size offers great versatility no matter the intended use. The new length makes the blades a lot faster and easy to maneuver under any circumstances. That makes them ideal for underwater photographers, safety divers, freediving professionals, scuba divers and underwater sports enthusiasts (u/w rugby, u/w hockey). V3 | V330PRO offers maximum performance all the way from pool training to spearfishing or even competitive freediving. Following the V3 & V330 model, the new blades come with all past features as standards, plus more. Their shape fits Pathos, C4-300 and C4-400 footpockets and their angle is either 23 or 30 degress. We kept the extraordinary mirror finish on the blades' front side and matte finish on the back. There are also five (5) years of written warranty from the day of manufacturing on the carbon part of your blades ensuring the best working way as the day you first ever tried them. Serial number tag is now embedded into the blade's lamination ensuring the authenticity of your genuine alchemy product along with a hologram tamper-proof individually numbered tag on your warranty certificate document. Having the first worldwide innovative design of colored silicone water-rails, we decided to offer more. V3 | V330PRO blades come into three unique colours, never again seen in the alchemy pallete; Pale Lilac, Urban Blue and Sand Beige. The previous color variations, including metallics and fluorescent options are also available. In other words, we offer all it takes for you to be in love with your equipment. CARBON LAYERS Alchemy V3 | V330PRO offer the ultimate carbon layer positioning inside each blade. Fifteen (13) layers of pure 100% carbon fiber positioned in the best possible way to offer the most efficient bending profile, yet the ultimate feedback nerve and speed. Having the first ever V shaped reinforcement layer that goes beyond the blade's angle we make sure power and feedback come straight from the beginning of each kick. BLADE ENDING SHAPE Alchemy V3 | V3-30PRO Carbon Fiber blades are manufactured ending in a dolphin tail shape (D.Tail). This shape gives the best results based on hydrodynamics studies (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / T. Wei) and tests made in C.F.D. software (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The dolphin tail shaped ending gives the maximum thrust with the least possible energy consumption. CONSTRUCTION Alchemy V3 | V3-30PRO Carbon Fiber Blades offer a new revolutionary design with more Carbon Fiber layers for ultimate energy transferring and top performance! V3 | V330PRO Carbon Fiber Blades are manufactured in compliance with the most demanding and modern standards in constant ambient temperature and humidity. 45 tons of total pressure combined with vacuum assistance (VRTM) and 12 hours post curing in temperatures controlled through PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) with a deviation of less than ± 0,1°C. WATER RAILS On each V3 | V330PRO Carbon Fiber blade, there are specially designed water rails made of 100% silicone in white, blue, red, black, gold, silver or fluorescent colors. The design was made in a three-dimensional (3D) CAD environment and produced in United Kingdom by a modern silicone production facility. Trials and studies in C.F.D. software showed that this water rail detains and drives the water on the blade without losing its shape even in the toughest conditions. The fact that even in the limit bend of the blade, the water rail retains its shape, drives the water from the beginning of the stroke and provides immediate response to the diver's moves. Alchemy water rails offer hydrodynamic design and the absolute superiority of silicone to common rubber on strength, original shape maintenance and strength under extreme conditions. Special thanks to Ryuzo Shinomiya and Jonathan Sunnex for all their help developing the PROs. Credits Shot By Kal Videography Edited By Roni Essex Music by TeknoAxe & Ross Bugden Diver: Jonathan Sunnex
Matthieu Duvault | Alchemy Athletes | VideoWe are honored to be associated with some of the world’s leading freedivers - bulletproof athletes with vision, who are strong, both mentally & physically - and we provide them with the resources to do what they set out to achieve. Meet Matthieu Duvault. CreditsFilmed and edited by Ronni Essex
Cristian Castano Villa | Two NRs & 3 MedalsCongratulations to Alchemy athlete Cristian Castano Villa for his two NRs and 3 medals, representing Colombia, at TSSF Kas Baska Freediving Word Cup 2019.
The Complete Guide To Choosing The Right Carbon Fins For Freediving & Spearfishing | VideoThe complete guide that will help you understand the different issues you need to consider before getting a pair of freediving bi-fins. Credits Presented by Jonathan Sunnex Filmed & Edited by Ronni Essex
Alchemy Welcomes Carlos NegreteAlchemy welcomes Carlos Negrete to the family; an UW cinematographer & photographer, freediver, instructor, and all round great guy, born in Mexico & based some place around the world.
Thibault Guinness | First Place at Japanese Cup 2019Congratulations to Alchemy athlete Thibault Guinness for achieving #1 place at the 2019 Japanese Cup.
Listen Close | VideoListen Close is a non-profit-production which started 1,5 years ago as a brief thought. They wanted to show freediving and the philiosophy behind from a new perspective. Getting away from numbers, they focused on the experience to connect again with the purity of water. A connection which we tend to loose in a fast world full off rush and social expectations. Credits:Director – Josua Stäbler Camera – Nicolai Deutsch Edit – Milos Savic, Nicolai Deutsch Music & Sound design – Julian Lindenmann Colour – Marina Starke Photo/Making of – Alexander Schuchmann Speaker - Sam Freedland Protagonist – Timo Niessner
Enchante Gallardo | Alchemy Athletes | VideoWe are honored to be associated with some of the world’s leading freedivers - bulletproof athletes with vision, who are strong, both mentally & physically - and we provide them with the resources to do what they set out to achieve. Meet Enchante Gallardo. CreditsFilmed by Stefanos Kotsios Edited by Ronni Essex Music by Whitesand (Martynas Lau)
Caribbean Cup 2019Congratulations to all alchemy athletes for achieving great results at Caribbean Cup 2019. Cristian Castano VillaCWTBF NR -70m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -75m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -70m (CMAS) Enchante GallardoCWTBF NR + CR -81m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -80m (CMAS) Helena BourdillonCWTBF NR -73m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -75m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -65m (CMAS*) Sheena McNallyCWTBF NR -78m (AIDA) Shivani GoberdhanCWTBF NR -35m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -38m (CMAS) Sofia TapaniCWTBF NR -70m (AIDA)CWTBF NR -74m (AIDA) Jonathan SunnexCWTBF NR -70m (AIDA)
ISO Certification for Alchemy ProductsProud to announce our official certification as per ISO 9001:2015 in accordance with TÜV NORD CERT for design, production and trade of sports/diving equipment. Quality policy and the actual certificate document can be found at our website alchemy.gr. Certificate registration No. 44 100 19370066. Why ISO? ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services.