What does it take to provide effective safety for the deepest freediving athletes in the world? Safety diving legend Marco Cosentino breaks down the planning, logistics practices in a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make freediving the incredibly safe sport it is, especially when you have athletes diving to over 120m on a single breath, with dive times of over 4 minutes. Protocols, use of scooters, staged safety arrivals, topside emergency medical care, evacuation contingencies .. and much, much more. Not to be missed!
Marco Cosentino is an Italian Freediver involved in competitive freediving since 2007. Vastly experienced as both Professional Safety Freediver and Freediving Master Instructor, in the last decade he participated in some of the most important freediving competitions worldwide, to mention: Chief of Safety of Vertical Blue editions 2018-2021 and VB safety since 2009, Trainer\Supervisor of the AIDA Safety Team in the Individual Depth World Championship Cyprus 2021, Chief of Safety in the CMAS Depth 2019 World Championship, Senior Safety in the Roatan AIDA Individual Depth World Championship 2017, Chief of Safety Team in the Nirvana Ocean Quest Competition in 2015.
He currently holds the position of AIDA Safety Committee Officer and he is the founder and director of the “Professional Safety Freediver”®, a Vertical Blue Educational program.
Marco trains Freediving year-round, and has personal bests below 60m in all Freediving disciplines. He is also an experienced sailor and passionate spear-fisher. Marco is based in Rome where he runs his school ASD FreeDivers Italia and teaches freediving, spear-fishing and sailing.