FERRERAS, Francisco ‘Pipin’
USA (1962- )
Last updated: April 14, 2020 at 19:34 pm
Competitive freediver; multiple world record holder, including a No Limit dive to 170 m (558 ft) in 2003; began free-diving at age 5; CEO & Founder of Persistent spearfishing gear; CEO & Founder of Camm Productions; subject of the 2001 IMAX production Ocean Men: Extreme Dive; founded the International Association of Freedivers (IAFD) in 1996 (closed in 2004); divided several freediving records with his late wife, Audrey Mestre; author of The Dive, an international bestseller; a.k.a. King of the Deep.
“A moment later, one of the whales broke into song, an eerie underwater hymn that sounded like the low-pitched chant of a Buddhist monk.” — Pipín Ferreras