Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley

This is the impressive moment that an award winning free diver takes a trip into the deep and finds and puts on his gear whilst down there.

Adam Stern was ranked fifth in the world in the men with fins category – the diver must dive as deep as the can with just one breath.


The video is shot in Barracuda Lake in Coron, The Philippines and Adam’s wife scattered his gear around as kind of game.

Adam is originally from Copacabana, New South Wales and the twenty-eight-year-old said: “While exploring Barracuda Lake in Coron Island, Philippines we decided to play a little game to see if I could put all my dive gear on underwater.

“So my wife scattered my gear around the lake while I swam around looking for it and assembling my kit!


“It’s an incredible lake made up of limestone. The limestone walls have an awesome and unique look to them.

“The lake is 45m deep. The first 14 metres is fresh water, then there is a halocline and it becomes salt water. It’s quite a unique spot!


“I’m a professional Freediver, I compete in competitions where athletes dive as deep as they can on one breath.

“I hold 4 Australian records and was ranked 5th in the world for 2016 in the Men’s with fins category. I can dive to 104 metres on one breath.”