Special events

DNF without a suit under ice world record

Johanna Nordblad made her Guinness World Record – freediving under ice no fins no suit – in Päijänne on the Rocks 2015.

DYN under ice world record

My friend, Arthur Guerin Boëri, the man who made the first time ever a 300 meter long dive in a pool, did another record dive under the ice of the Lake Sonnanen, Finland. Check the video below.

The record dive event was organised by Antero Joki, the owner of Päijänne on the Rocks. He was taking care of the accommodation and logistics, planning and building the track, looking after all the safety issues, finding the safety divers and briefing them. Thank you all safety divers and special thanks to Ville Laine from Sukelluskeskus EW Dive Oy (https://ewdive.com/) and Lars Skofelt from Latemar Oy (https://www.latemar.fi/).

“One Breath Around the World” 

When Guillaume Nery and Julie Gautier-Nery were filming their amazing video “One Breath Around the World” they needed a place to film under ice. Of course that was found in Finland. Antero Joki/ Päijänne on the Rocks organised the location and prepared everything for the film crew to do their job. EW Dive supported with scuba equipment for photographers. Do you like the result?

CWT under ice world record

New Zealander living in Australia, Ant Williams, had a dream of making the deepest freedive under ice in the world. He came to Päijänne on the Rocks for the first time at 2017 for training and two years later he returned. After Päijänne on the Rocks we traveled to Norway to make the record since the Lake Päijänne was not deep enough. The whole expedition to Norway was amazing and crowned by Ant’s fantastic world record. A trip to remember!

DNF under ice without wetsuit world record by Johanna Nordblad – Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive in Netflix

Johanna Nordblad did it again in March 2021. A new world record diving under ice dynamic no fins and without wetsuit huge 103 meters. A new CMAS world record in men and women. Netflix produced a documentary following Johanna and her sister Elina on a way to the record attempt. Archer’s Mark production, director Ian Derry.  I was responsible about the freediving safety coordination and the track. I was also the CMAS judge in this event with Eric Mennecart (FRA)