Freediving and Ocean images used under licence from Fred Buyle. (C) All Rights reserved.

Fred is descibed as an explorer, freediver, waterman and story teller.

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Fred Buyle is a freediver explorer and a photographer born in 1972.  At the age of 10, he discovers free diving. After years of practice, he becomes scuba diving instructor and started to teach free diving in 1991.

He sets his 1st world record in 1995 and then decides to dedicate his life to freediving. He achieves three more world records between 1997 and 2000. In 1999, Frederic passes the 100m’s mythical barrier on one breath of air, being the 8th person to do so.

In 2002, he starts underwater photography to show the beauty of freediving and the underwater world.

To take his pictures and videos Fred uses a simple formula: the water, available light, a camera and one breath of air, nothing more, nothing less.

What makes Fred’s photography different from any other underwater photography is his rather zen and minimalistic approach to this media.

Fred’s work has been published in Apnea, Chocs, Daily Mail, Diver, Diver Japan, Dyking, L’Equipe Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Focus, Geo, Hawaii Skin Diver, Melange, Men’s Health, National Geographic, New Look, The New York Times, Océans, Ocean Geographic, Outside, Paris Match, Plongeurs International, Der Spiegel, Thalassa, The Telegraph, the Times, Unterwasser amongst others.