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 CertificationProud 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.