The free world of Fred Buyle
Appeared in DIVER February 2012
He was a freediving world record-holder, but now Fred Buyle makes his living as underwater photographer, instructor, expedition-organiser and shark-tagger, as his new book [apnea] illustrates through jaw-dropping shots – all taken in the most stripped-down way imaginable. He talks to STEVE WEINMAN
A humpback whale plays with Fred in the waters of Rurutu Island in Polynesia
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A breath-hold diving human at 20m and a tiger shark looking for contact without any safety distance or aggression
Pierre Frolla sits on a wreck in Nassau in the Bahamas – one of Fred Buyle’s favourite underwater studios!
Pierre Frolla flies over the wreck of a Douglas DC3 aircraft in the Bahamas