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Apnea Evolution

Apnea Evolution A.S.D.



Apnea Evolution was created in 2002, based on the idea of a group of freediving enthusiasts. This is the only association in Friuli Venezia Giulia that specifically deals with freediving and its promotion as a sport that everyone can do. This is why Apnea Evolution has chosen to offer the educational courses created by the Apnea Academy, the school of training and research founded by the multiple freediving world champion, Umberto Pelizzari. In fact, this specific teaching method is characterised by the extreme importance given to psychological-physical well-being during freediving.


Apnea Evolution contributes to many international research projects, working together with scientists investigating the physiological changes that take place during freediving. Apnea Evolution has also come up with and created “Lulù”: a safety system that films athletes as they dive in the sea and can bring them back to the surface very quickly if necessary.


For some years now, Apnea Evolution has been organising sporting events of international standing and medical-scientific conferences focused on sports performance. Our association gave the go-ahead for the Europe Evolution Cup, an international event that brings together scientists and elite athletes in a series of seminars, competitions and performances. For further information, please visit the events section. Through its “The sea through the eyes of children and youngsters” and “Charter of rights of the sea” projects, Apnea Evolution has visited schools to educate young people about protecting the marine environment and safety in the water, providing theoretical and practical courses. The website www.rightsofthesea.org is dedicated to this project.


Apnea Evolution is also based in Greece, in the enchanting St. Paul’s bay on the island of Rhodes. Gorgeous sea, a perfect climate, history and archaeological findings all over the island, not to mention the depths of the sea just waiting to be discovered. Each year, the “Apnea Adventure” initiative is repeated here: the holiday tailored for freedivers who want to experience their passion for the deep blue sea, without giving up on trips, excursions and Greek food and wine specialities, to be enjoyed with their friends and family. This location in Greece was chosen by Umberto Pelizzari for the practical part of the instructor course offered by the Apnea Academy, held every two years.

Apnea Evolution A.S.D.

Via Sinodo, 28 33050 Marano Lagunare (UD)
Tel.: (+39) 340 89 43 110