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Down to 146 Meters with One Breath!

The free diver’s companion in this category is a weighted sled that helps speed up their decent great depth. Picture shows Coste during a training session. Picture courtesy of underwater photographer Casper Douma

The International Association for Development of Apnea (AIDA) judge in yellow shirt holds up his two hands: eight minutes to go. Boats are circling the platform next to which Carlos Coste will attempt to break the world record freediving in …

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Organic Caribbean Produce Sails to Europe

The sailing freighter Tres Hombres with her cargo hold full of organic Caribbean produce. Photo By Sanny Ensing

“And hoist … one, two … slow-down,” the voice of Captain Lammert Ossinga booms across the ship as the latest cargo, that of organic Aloe Vera gel, is hoisted aboard the wooden brigantine Tres Hombres in Bonaire. With crew on …

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Restoring the Last Sailing Freighter of the ABC Islands

Part of the restoration team, from left: Nicky Pietersz, Jessy Rosaria, François van der Hoeven, Leo Makaai, Shirly Juana-Thomas and Charles Juana

Sixty-four years ago, in 1951, Bonairean boat builder Etche Craane built the wooden cargo sloop Stormvogel. Today, a group of dedicated enthusiasts have launched Project Stormvogel aimed at restoring the last sailing freighter of the ABC islands and keeping this …

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