Michael Adams – What free-diving taught me about mortality?

Image: Michael Adams learned to free-dive when he was on holiday in Bali. (Supplied)

If you’ve ever seen the classic cult movie ‘The Big Blue’ you’ll be familiar with an activity called free-diving.

It’s a way of diving under the water to great depths, without carrying oxygen tanks on your back.

Wollongong academic Michael Adams is a free-diving enthusiast and his essay ‘Salt Blood’, about free-diving, recently won the Calibre Essay Prize.

Michael shares his experience learning to free-dive as well as what it’s taught him about his father’s death and his own mortality.

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