He challenged the laws of nature and turned his life into a constant quest to overcome his own limits. Umberto Pelizzari is an Italian professional freediver who has set records in every discipline of the sport. At the age of 25 he set his first world record in deep freediving in constant weight. His escalation to the top of the sport of diving did not stop until 2001, when he closed his majestic career with yet another record, diving all the way to 131 meters in deep blue sea.
Today his great passion has led him to become a journalist and television reporter for scientific diffusion of the marine environment. He teaches Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Scuola Normale in Pisa and at the Consorzio Universitario of Trapani. He founded a school where he teaches techniques and tricks of his sport, which also supports the scientific research related to it.