Stoic Philosophy for Deep Freediving

Stoic Philosophy for Deep Freediving

Stoic Philosophy for Deep Freediving is a reflection of how we can use Greek and Roman Stoic principles to train the mind for athletic performances. In freediving you take only one breath, so focus and awareness of your mind is key to success.

This article was written by Freedive Wire’s co-author Luca Malaguti for Alchemy Hellas. Luca is a professional freediving athlete and on the Alchemy Freediving & Spearfishing Team.

Check out the article right here on Alchemy’s Blog.

A short video about keeping the mind focused during a freediving depth competition.
Video by Freedive Wire, 2021.


  • The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • The Origins of Self – An Anthropological Perspective – Martin P.J. Edwardes

Luca Malaguti

Luca Malaguti is a former engineer turned freediving professional athlete and founded Sea to Sky Freediving. He lives in Vancouver, Canada among other places including Dahab, Dominica and Philippines.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Mark

    I bring a degree in philosophy, a championship in hang gliding, and a long practice of meditation to a deep appreciation of this.

    1. Luca Malaguti

      Hey Mark,

      Wow, thanks for that. Awesome you enjoyed it.


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