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chambersbelow
The #CaribbeanCup2016 starts tomorrow (http://www.facebook.com/caribbeancupfreediving). Wish us luck! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #shipwreck #ElAguila #Roatan #Honduras
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freedivekauai : Good luck over there👍
mic_strong : Go get 'em Killa. Hit me up when you get back.
laa_____ : So in love with your work ✨
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chambersbelow
The wreck 'El Aguila' ('the eagle'), only a short water taxi ride from West End. In 1998 destructive Hurricane Mitch broke the 230' vessel into three pieces---but nobody minded because it resulted in more nooks and crannies to investigate. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #shipwreck #ElAguila #Roatan #Honduras
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chambersbelow
The wreck 'El Aguila' ('the eagle'), only a short water taxi ride from West End. In 1998 destructive Hurricane Mitch broke the 230' vessel into three pieces---but nobody minded because it resulted in more nooks and crannies to investigate. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #shipwreck #ElAguila #Roatan #Honduras
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mint_julep8 : @dangbaby
martin_magneson706 : This is quite possibly the most epic photo I've ever seen. Keep crushin it!!!
naomibergau_photography : Love this wreck! Really cool photo of it! Hope the competition's going well :)
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chambersbelow
Anyone looking to upgrade their fins this summer? I'm pleased to announce a partnership between myself and @c4carbon to lend out their newest line of fins ('Hypertech') to students in my classes beginning in June. We are hoping that this provides a rare and valuable opportunity for divers looking to upgrade to get to compare between models, sizes, and stiffnesses---important considerations nearly impossible to evaluate without getting to try the fins in the water. It will be a challenge for me to tour around with so many fins, but I will try to offer all of the following models (displayed in photo): - HT 83 (stiffness #30) - HT Mustang (#25) - HT Blue Flap (#30) - HT Red Falcon (#25) in sizes 39-40, 41-42, 43-44, 45-46. Not sure which fin might be right for you? I prepared a short review/guide on the newly-released C4 blades here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/kurt-chambers/2016-c4-fin-reviewguide/586811444802043. Feel free to send a note to ask further questions or about sizing. In order to set the fins up with the desired parameters for you, you'll have to get in touch and place a request at least a few days before each class. I just set up several consecutive weekends of classes on every island in June: O'AHU: 6/4 - 6 KAUA'I: 6/10 - 12 MAUI: 6/17 - 19 KONA: 6/24 - 26 I look forward to sharing the fantastic new C4 fins with you! I've been fortunate to try a lot of great products over the years, and the new HT Mustang and HT 83 are unequivocally on top for me. Please consider the opportunity to corroborate my experience or let me know otherwise! #kurtchambers #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #c4carbon
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chambersbelow : @_one_breath_ 6/4 - 6
japalian808 : You do classes for beginners?
chambersbelow : @japalian808 All abilities, including beginners.
japalian808 : Even if I'm out of shape? Lol
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rocketvodka
Dive in. Discover more. 🐟💥🚀 @chambersbelow ・・・ The remnants of an ancient waterfall in the last ice age, 'Spooky Channel' connects the lagoon of Roatán with the open ocean. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #Roatan #Honduras #coral #seafan #aprésspirit #alwaysaprés #diving #scubadiving #exploring #peakmoments #rocketvodka
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kshaunishjaini : @rocketvodka Excellent photos you have! I think you should participate in the photo contest at www.alienadv.com! @alienadv is giving off $200 travel credits every week. Maybe helpful? :D
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chambersbelow
Bioluminescent squid and plankton sparkled like fireflies during a full moon swim in front of our condo a few nights ago. Thank you @alchemy_hellas for the bright/compact/LED torch! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #nightdive #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #Roatan #Honduras #squid
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lo.fisher : @oceannminded we need to dive next full moon!!!!
stuckonarockphoto : So good
juraali : good!
opfrei : this photo is absolutely unreal. i mean, is it even?
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chambersbelow
The remnants of an ancient waterfall in the last ice age, 'Spooky Channel' connects the lagoon of Roatán with the open ocean. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #Roatan #Honduras #coral #seafan
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gina_chung : wuow such beauty @syjkim
chambersbelow : @seaphilgo I'll be home all that time, so I will. Which month and which island best for you?
chambersbelow : @edroyc Not really any in the lagoons surprisingly. Noticed some on some of my deep line dives, but only a whisper compared to current in Hawai'i.
seaphilgo : Ya Curt I'm from Kauai but I'm pretty mobile. Should be available as early as mid July. Keep me posted on any classes. Mahalo🙌🏻
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I need an escape... #mermaid #Hawaii #bigisland #tropical #islandlife #goddess #kuabay #mertailor #kurtchambers #underwater #freedivephoto #apnea #freedive #fantasy #cosplay #sfx #blue 📷: @chambersbelow 🐠: @mertailor with @mermaid_neri
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tiltedtripod1 : This is stunning
bornofwater : Very nice :)
sarah4fitnesss : Ahhhhh that's where I want to go for my mermaid shoot!!! 💓 Kua Bay!!!
sashafreeman : @sarah4fitnesss the water is super clear if you get it on a good day, and the sand is relatively shallow with beautifully blue water. It's perfect for the traditional mer shoot.
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chambersbelow
Last class in Kaua'i this weekend until June! Will be abroad for competitions until then. Give me a shout if you'd like to join in Poipu 4/2 - 4. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #snuba #spacecadet #bubbles
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danny_triangles : @mint_julep8 heard this dude teaches classes too
jascintadamson : @wacko.jacko357 check it
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chambersbelow
Everyone is either a freediver, or waiting to become one... #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #snuba #spacecadet #bubbles
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kaishelllover : Goooaaalllllssssss
joners808 : @mrs_pattasun This could be us, but you're booty can't sink!! Lol. I'm not complaining tho!
mrs_pattasun : @joners808 lmao!!! #guilty
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chambersbelow
Everyone is either a freediver, or waiting to become one... #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #snuba #spacecadet #bubbles
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hfxmermaid : This is amazing
cirquelicious : Your pictures are so bizar that's such awesome work!
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chambersbelow
Class this weekend in O'ahu. Hit me on the #shellphone if you want to join (or Gmail or FB). #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #akule #shoppingcart
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andrespeargunsbali : Epic
_mia_mac : @eleanor_lk this is beautiful
chesterfieldhector : Amazing!
amberandfriends : Would love to learn from you - I'm in Haw for all of July, are you holding any then? @chambersbelow ??
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chambersbelow
The homeless little mermaid? #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #akule #shoppingcart
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ashles88 : @brookeanth
tristytc : The Name 😂 @bbunniezz
brianabeal : @joellexestelle Where we'll shop when we're older
joellexestelle : @brianabeal YESS
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @safeway #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #akule #shoppingcart
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shellbeeeezy_ : So sick
russo.alee : Shopping @ricky_gonzalezc
soulful_expression : @isabellamichael_
tristytc : These Are Hilarious, but They're so Awesome! 😂💙 @Safeway @bbunniezz
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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diablospearguns : Amazing photography
headd : Love your feed ❤ ✨
carlosgrande20 : Dopest gram!
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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onebreathmarine : @5haled_2211 اي تفق فيهم ما شوف 😁
poopdeck_official : 👌
headd : ❤ ❤ ❤
tristytc : You Both Are so Talented, Fluid. @bbunniezz is such a Hottie!!!
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@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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diablospearguns : Beautiful photos
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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arnaldojoseperuzo : #top
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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tristytc : @bbunniezz amazing subject 365/🌎
nataliekparra : Yessssss love this!
liannaaa : These are all amzing
gothamkid : Sick
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@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage feat. Mr. Dark! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #spearfishing #girlswhofreedive #ovalmask #c4carbon #maverickamerica
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sullytathra : @cc_crawf your new look
cc_crawf : Yep, except I have my forehead squished against my mask 🙈 @sullytathra
theunderwaterhunter : Most popular mask for photoshoots, worst mask ever for diving... @cc_crawf
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ksenoks1
Когда-нибудь ты поймешь насколько это прекрасно😌 #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive
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#kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive
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#Repost @chambersbelow with @repostapp ・・・ #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive
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bornofwater : Excellent pic!
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#Repost @chambersbelow with @repostapp ・・・ @chambersbelow for @abysseofficial #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #shipwreck #YO257
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chambersbelow
Freediving class dates: O'AHU: 3/25 - 27 KAUA'I: 4/1 - 3 MAUI: 4/22 - 24 KONA: 4/29 - 5/1 Send me a note on Gmail or FB to inquire or sign up. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #c4carbon #mermancustomgear
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elizabethsides : To the Oahu one? I would love to but I doubt I will have the money, I'm going to Kona at the end of March and Palau at the end of April. I'm beyond strapped lol. But I'm still down to go to one in Kona this summer! I'm sure he will have more classes in June/July. @vhulali
vhulali : @elizabethsides I was thinking the kona one
elizabethsides : I will be in Palau at that time. 😭 @vhulali
vhulali : @anissapma I wanna do this one would you want to?
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@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #c4carbon #mermancustomgear
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @c4carbonofficialpage. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #c4carbon #mermancustomgear
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spencer_604 : Fantastic shot. Love your work
ladikov : 👌🏼
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chambersbelow
@chambersbelow for @mermancg. Only one week left to take advantage of their offer for free shipping worldwide on Glide Skin custom wetsuit orders! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #mermancustomgear #ovalmask
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jdbinfinity : ❤
moralpaniken : Amazing
steelseaz : 😍😍
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chambersbelow
Class in Maui starts this Friday. Message me through here, Gmail, or FB if you'd like to join. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #alchemyfins #mermancustomgear #maverickamerica #dolphin #selfie
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aquaaddict808 : Ok mahalos kurt
kenfordmanguchei : @chambersbelow any classes on kauai?
chambersbelow : @kenfordmanguchei 3/4 - 6, but might change to 3/11 - 13. Which is better for you?
kenfordmanguchei : Either. As long as its a weekend.
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#Repost @chambersbelow with @repostapp Очередная порция красоты ❤ ・・・ Advanced class in O'ahu begins this Saturday. My advanced class is for former students who feel 100' isn't enough! Send me a note on FB or Gmail to inquire or sign up. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #mermancustomgear #ovalmask
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#Repost @chambersbelow with @repostapp ・・・ Had the pleasure of giving the Brazilian queen of Ironman @fernandakelleroficial a monofin lesson in Kona yesterday! Expecting her to take my class and become a freediver when she comes back. 🐬 #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #monofin #ironman #kona #kailuabay #fernandakeller
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#Repost @chambersbelow with @repostapp Давно у нас в ленте не было прекрасного ❤ ・・・ @chambersbelow for @mermancg. Only one week left to take advantage of their offer for free shipping worldwide on Glide Skin custom wetsuit orders! #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive #mermancustomgear #ovalmask
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I finally had the opportunity to try @alchemy_hellas fins and I feel they're among the top 3 fins I have used! I chose 'soft-medium' stiffness and while installing the blades in Pathos pockets (my first time for those as well) I felt regret for not choosing the next higher level of stiffness. But in the water I was pleasantly surprised at the tell-tale 'push' of a well-made carbon fin. Included was a certificate indicating the design parameters and a 5-year warranty, neither of which I've ever seen with other fins. I appreciate the shared details, because myself and @hiheatwetsuits have been investigating carbon fins on and off for years in hope of elucidating what exactly makes one fin better than another. Hopefully one day Derek or myself will gather our personal observations/experiments, scientific paper reviews, and discussions with pencil-pushing engineers into a coherent review that can be shared with the dive community. #kurtchambers #kurtchambersphoto #freedivephoto #underwater #freediving #freediver #alchemyfins #mermancustomgear #maverickamerica #dolphin #selfie
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hiheatwetsuits : @jdbaluch @chambersbelow It depends on the diver and the blade. I have a nasty habit of rotating my ankle outward at the apex of the kick (think supination in running), and so I do sometimes get a twist near the end of the blade. I'm mostly interested in eliminating that flaw in my technique, but certainly a fin that doesn't twist is preferable, provided that it doesn't concede any of its other beneficial characteristics in its effort to mitigate torsion. Kurt, I looked at video of you with the C4's and Hatch plastics and didn't notice any twist. Of course, that was just ascending and descending; turning and stuff might be different, but I don't think we would consider that a considerable loss in performance. On the loss of performance front, I would quibble a little with the assertion that there is quite a bit of performance loss when fins flex left and right. It could be true. My mind is open to the possibility that Watermans could be the best fin in existence... I don't think I have a bias toward any fin (I use Hatch plastics and own a half dozen pairs of carbons). But how do we measure performance loss? How do we even measure performance? What unit do we even use? I don't think anyone is quite sure of those things. I wish we could substitute some data relating to loss of thrust and effect on vorticity in for the term quite a bit. It would be great if you and Moana could do that Justin!
hiheatwetsuits : @tommyboyyyy you should get some GoPro footage of yourself from the side and check it out. The natural way to kick seems to be to have a pointed toe going forward, but a relaxed foot on the way back. The relaxed foot puts the fin almost perpendicular to your body (and the direction of your movement), so I would contend we need to work on having pointed toes at all times. About the modulus, I don't know too much about carbon, but I don't think it's quite that simple to determine stiffness. There are a number of layers of different carbon tapering off to toward the tip of the blade. So not only would it be a little tricky to add up those layers, but their placement contributes a lot to how the blade flexes (and consequently how stiff it feels). Interestingly, some blades feel soft in your hand, but not in the water. I noticed in one case it is because of its bend profile, so to speak. The blade bent very easily about 2/3 of the way toward the tip, but the end didn't bend much and acted more as a plank. So in your hand you could easily double the fin over (very soft I would have said), but in the water you really felt like you were dragging them along (too stiff I said).
chambersbelow : @tommyboyyyy @hiheatwetsuits' suggestion of keeping the foot pointed is part of why fins have evolved to have so much angle. Another is to minimize drag when the feet are neutral---our natural ankle angle keeps the blades sticking out rather than parallel to our legs; fin angle can mitigate or eliminate this. C4 offers as much as 29° in their blades now, with another 3° possible with their own Mustang pockets. Seems in general the more angle the better.
tommyboyyyy : @chambersbelow @hiheatwetsuits I'll have to give you guys a call to save the long article I'm about to write...
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