Last Wednesday, 01.12.2010 I delivered a presentation on freediving during the ‘Days of the challenges’ (Дни на предизвикателствата) – a 3-day event with presentations/videos about extreme sports. Traditionally the event is associated with mountain sports, but I’m glad that Vera invited me to talk about the sport of freediving.
I was surprised to present before a wide audience – the Aula Maxima Hall at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia was full. Well, that might be so because of the interesting topics before my presentation – I was impressed by Vladimir Donkov’s narrative about his photo expedition in Greenland – check out his website VerticalShot.
Still, the audience seemed to be interested in the short video and 15 minute general presentation of freediving. A mini discussion followed and several people asked me for further information afterward.
It was just a small step to make freediving more popular in Bulgaria and raise awareness about the sports side of it. Who knows, maybe some great freedivers will come out of that hall