Annelie Pompe blogg

I have been living with the classical goal-setting mind. I love dreamy high goals. They motivate me and give me energy to go beyond my limits. I have always believed that if...

My passion for the ocean is deep. Deeper than any dive I will ever make. It’s like a slow burning fire that is always inside me. Seeing a photo of the...

Yesterday I took a new Swedish record in freediving! Freediving is a strange sport. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s very hard. My depth wasn’t ”deep” by my normal standards. It wasn’t...

This text is about what it feels like to do what I’m doing in the photo. It’s called a “hang” in freediving terms. You slowly pull yourself down, stay a while...

First of all I want to thank you for the support and sharing from my last blog-post about how to live and freedive with passion, and how to do without it? Thanks...

I live with passion, but I have a passion-problem. I am one of the world’s deepest freediving women soon to be in a freediving competition, and I can’t freedive deep anymore....

As usual when travelling with my best friend Akim, I have no idea what’s waiting. Being with him is always an adventure. First I thought we were going to train in...

I’m rarely nervous when I’m about to freedive. But suddenly my belly was full of butterflies. I was about to step into a tiny typical philippino boat without a engine that...

If you ask me how I am I will usually answer that I’m ok, even if I’m not. Why? I don’t believe in complaining. I think complaining is a negative waste...

You have to dive deep. There’s no other way to get that smile on your face. What’s deep? it’s up to you. Whatever you think is deep will make you smile...

It’s what most people would call a culture shock. 24 hours ago I was a hippie, walking underneath a hot sun on a dirty road following some goats, avoiding to step...

One thought is sometimes all it takes. One thought can change everything. I heard one of those thoughts a few days ago again during training. I was freediving down towards the...

We are still euphoric. Ok, I need to explain the relationship to seals. You can probably understand that freedivers have certain feelings for dolphins. Dolphins are awesome freedivers, they are cute,...

One of my best teachers in life is this sport. It’s harsh, putting the truth right in my face.  Every dive is a small adventure. There’s nowhere to hide. If you...

It’s something about the look in their eyes. I think you might know what it looks like. It’s deep, full of energy and drive. But it’s also confident, secure and brave....

It was one of the last dives in Dahab. I closed my eyes as I left the surface behind. Somehow it made the water more soft against my face. I heard...

Jag är envis. Det räcker inte. Svar på hur djupt man kan fridyka med ett skadat knä: Till 60m. Flera gånger. Det är nämligen bra träning. Men det räcker inte på...

No experience like this can be explained as it deserves. Being there with the camera in my hand I tried to be aware of all that was going on without the...

…I wish you would freedive with me and experience this.   Photographer: Akim Adhari   Photograper of pic above: Emil Sergel All photos are taken with an Olympus OM-D and housing.