Carlos Coste

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Carlos Coste is from Caracas, Venezuela and now lives on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean.
He started freediving in 1997, and has since achieved 12 world records. Most notably, Carlos was the first person to officially surpass 100m in CWT and FIM. An incredible landmark.

Carlos is super cool, and we had a very laid back chat that delves into his history, his philosophy and his obvious love for what he does. It’s pure passion and I’m ready to share it with you!

In this episode we discuss:

Carlos’ origins in Venezuela.
His ‘formal’ discovery of freediving at age 21 and the Underwater Club where he started.
A fast progression and a workshop with Umberto and Davide.
Diving in Venezuela.
A series of competitions and then how Carlos found himself in the first AIDA Individual Depth Championships and won it!
What was it like breaking 100m for the first time in history?
Carlos has an accident during a NLT attempt. What happened?
Carlos’ recovery from this accident.
Carlos’ current situation as an athlete.
What does Carlos’ training look like these days?
The importance of good nutrition.
Adam Stern asks Carlos about his thoughts on wet equalisation.
What would Carlos tell his younger self?
Deep Sea Bonaire.
His morning routine and some thoughts on the situation now in Venezuela.
Carlos Costes’ recommended books are Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
What are his plans and priorities?
Why does Carlos freedive?

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