Leo and Megumi
The Japanese are always a strong contingent at any competition, and Vertical Blue 2008 is no exception. Leo and Megumi round out the team of four from the land of the rising sun, although Leo is competing for America, having been a resident of Hawaii for the last 27 years.
Both Leo and Megumi are Apnea Academy instructors and were close friends of the late Jacques Mayol.
National records: FIM 54m, CNF 32m
What is your favourite piece of music to listen to while visualising a freedive? The soundrack to the Big Blue
Who do you think is the most talented freediver of the opposite sex? Martin Stepanek Describe your most beautiful freedive? Freediving with whales
Favourite fish? Pelagic fish like marli n and tuna
What is the first thing you eat after a dive? Fruits
The cliff overhanging Dean's Blue Hole is 10m high. Will you jump feet first, head first or need to be pushed? Du not want to jump down!
DOB: 28/7/1955 (Leo) height 168cm
lung volume 5.5L
What is your favourite piece of music to listen to while visualising a freedive? Strong local kine music
Who do you think is the most talented freedìver of the opposite sex? Sara? Natalia? I do not know yet.
What current opinion about freediving training do you think is mistaken? too much packing (carpa) before a freedive Describe your most beautiful freedive? My first dive with humpback whales in Hawaii 20 years ago, playing with a mother and her calf.
Favourite fish? mako
Do you abstain from 'romance' the night before a big dive? Anything goes
What is the first thing you eat after a dive? Women!
The cliff overhanging Dean's Blue Hole is 10m high. Head first, if you come with me!
Way to go Megumi & Leo! I wish I was there!rnrnAnnabel by Annabel Edwards on 2008-04- 13 10:09:40