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I am free diver, Pipin Ferreras. I am about to attempt the impossible. And I want to take you with me by filming the event and sharing with you the amazing science gleaned from this event in a documentary entitled, 
The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later.

For thirty years I have explored life under the ocean, first as a boy spear fishing near my home and later exploring the limits of human capabilities to survive underwater for extended periods of time, as a free diver. My journey has given me the unique opportunity to learn how similar we are to the creatures of the ocean.



In 2014 I will attempt to break the No Limits Diving world record by diving nearly 700 feet beneath the ocean in honor of my late wife, Audrey Mestre. In preparation for my record breaking dive, scientists and medical experts will travel with me to Cabo San Lucas later this year to study my attempt to make five consecutive breath-hold dives below 100 meters in 30 minutes or less—another world record. And I will use their analysis of the data gathered during this 3 week scientific and training expedition to design the training program for my final No Limits record breaking dive next year.

I am excited to share with you the profound beauty and groundbreaking science I have discovered below the surface. Please join me and help to make this film possible by making a contribution to my campaign.

Gratefully yours,
Pipin Ferreras



“Pipin’s story is one of personal challenge, the quest for excellence, and of the human adaptation to an alien world. He has become a true creature of the sea, in a way that few human beings can even comprehend, and I personally find his journey to be inspirational.”
                                                                                                           – James Cameron


Who is Pipin Ferreras?

As an underwater sea hunter in his youth, Pipin’s exceptional ability to spearfish prey, at depths previously considered beyond human reach, began earning him recognition as “King of the Deep”. Now, more than 30 years later, and after logging over 38,000 hours of training in the sea, Pipin has performed in excess of 500 free dives (holding his breath) below the depth of 100 meters and has established over 25 world records. A true master of the Art of Apnea in all of its forms, he is considered to be a diving wonder (in his own class) and recognized around the world as the living legend of free diving.

The Dives

Pipin intends to dive below the 200 meter barrier on a single breath of air. In preparation, he will again collaborate with Colombian scientist, Dr. Jorge Reynolds, best known for his invention of the pacemaker in 1958. As he helps Pipin prepare for his final No Limits diving world record attempt, Dr. Reynolds will use state-of-the-art imaging technology to study Pipin, during a series of 5 consecutive dives below the depth of 100 meters, with only 3 to 4 minute recovery intervals separating them—a feat never before attempted by anyone. A few months after this scientific expedition is completed, Pipin will make his final record breaking attempt. This Second Audrey Mestre Memorial Dive, will be a tribute to the memory of his loving wife, Audrey.

The Story of Audrey

The romance between Pipin and his late wife, Audrey, began as teacher and student. As Audrey trained with Pipin, they fell in love and then married. Audrey eventually became so adept at free diving that she surpassed her teacher’s world record. After Audrey died in an unfortunate accident while trying to set a new free diving world record, Pipin shared his heart-wrenching story of his struggle to put his life back together in his first book, The Dive—A story of love and obsession. It was translated into fourteen languages and sold over 1,000,000 copies. So compelling was this story that James Cameron bought the rights to the movie and is in the process of producing a movie based on the book called, The Dive.


“Pipin has gone so far beyond what scientists said was possible that the mere fact of his existence forces us to ask the question, what are the limits of a human being? His quest – to go beyond, to become a true creature of the sea in body and mind – is nothing less than inspirational.”
                                                                                               – JAMES CAMERON 

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The Science Behind the Man

During this series of dives, dedicated scientists using multiple specialized, high definition, underwater cameras will monitor Pipin as he prepares. The data analyzed by Dr. Reynolds and experts from various fields of medicine will allow Pipin to better understand how his body adapts to the immense oceanic pressures. The resulting film will give an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the incredible amount of training and preparation that goes into such an extraordinary and historic event. And we will get a better understanding of extreme human physiology and how the human body searches its genetic library for what he calls the “underwater survival program”, a mechanism present in all marine mammals, which allows them to live underwater for long periods of time.

What the Contributions Are For

The funds raised during this FundAnything campaign will be used to fund preproduction, filming and post production of the film using 3D HD technology and 3D animation, as well as the three week expedition to Cabo San Lucas during which the scientific studies and record breaking dives will take place. Funds raised in excess of the goal will allow for additional 3D filming capabilities and state of the art scientific equipment.

How You Can Be Part of History

Everyone has a chance to be a part of this amazing project. And a lucky few will get the chance to accompany Pipin on the expedition, meet some of the team from the movie, and even be in the water with his safety divers for this historic event, which will be broadcast live over the internet. We encourage you to be a part of this exciting project and we happily welcome you to the family. 

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Pledge $10

Be Part of This Historic Event

At the $10 level you’ll have my eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you were an integral part of making this historic event a reality. You’ll also be part of the insider group that receives my exclusive backer updates about this unprecedented expedition and documentary during the entire process.

Estimated delivery: October 2014

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Pledge $20

Accept No Limits + Digital HD Film Download

Besides my eternal gratitude, I’ll also send you a bracelet imprinted with “No Limits” and a digital HD download of the film. Additionally, you’ll receive exclusive backer updates about this historic expedition and production during the entire process and be recognized on the Supporter’s Wall on my website.

Estimated delivery date: Jan 2014

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Pledge $30

Wear “Extreme No Limits” + Digital HD Film Download

You will be sent a limited-edition “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” or “Extreme No Limits” diving expedition staff T-shirt available only to Fund Anything backers. This is the same short-sleeved T-shirt that will be used by my staff members. See the design below. You will also receive a digital HD download of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, exclusive backer updates and Supporter’s Wall recognition.


Estimated delivery: Jan 2014 

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Pledge $35

***Early Bird Special*** Wear “Extreme No Limits” + Download the Film + Name in Credits

You will be sent a limited-edition “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” or “Extreme No Limits” diving expedition staff T-shirt available only to Fund Anything backers (see alternate Extreme No Limits design below). This is the same short sleeved T-shirt that will be used by my staff members. See the design on the left. You will also receive the “No Limits” bracelet, the digital film download, exclusive backer updates and Supporter’s Wall recognition.


Estimated delivery: Jan 2014 

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Pledge $50

Get the Film on DVD/Blu-ray Disk + Name in Credits

I will send you the DVD/Blu-ray of “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” documentary including special features and footage not included in the documentary. You will also receive the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.


Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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Pledge $67 (Early Bird Limited Edition Special)

Dress Like The Team – Limited Edition Poster, T-shirt & Expedition Cap

In addition to your limited-edition “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” diving expedition staff T-shirt, you’ll get “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” diving expedition cap available only to Fund Anything backers and a limited individually numbered official “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” Movie Poster. This will be a deluxe full color work of art printed on archive quality paper. Not available anywhere else. The expedition cap is the same one used by my entire diving team and all staff members. Design is on the left. You will also the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.




Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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Pledge $80

**Early Bird Special*** Launch Party with Pipin with Launch Party T-Shirt, Aug 10th (limit 20)

You and a guest will join me and the Challenge of Science Team at the launch party for the campaign in Miami and  you will also receive a special one-of-a-kind Launch Party T-Shirt. (Travel and accommodations not included.) You will also the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.



Estimated delivery: Jan 2014 except for launch party held Aug 10th, 2013.

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Pledge $130

**Early Bird Special*** Hunt the Abyss Limited Pipin Signature Edition

I’ll send you a limited edition, personally signed copy of my new book “Hunting the Abyss” when it is released by mid 2014. This will be an elegantly designed 11x14 full color coffee table book with 500 images and over 400 pages. It will have never before seen images from our various expeditions and undersea explorations. 

You will also the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jun 2014

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Pledge $150

**Early Bird Special***  Professional Diver Pipin Signature Series

I want you to experience the joy of diving! This is my special signature set that includes my state of the art diving gear with Carrying Bag, Persistent Defender fins, Thunder snorkel and Defender mask. Includes a Professional Diver Pipin Signature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing. Very special pricing only for my Fund Anything supporters so it’s time to upgrade!

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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Pledge $250

Professional Spearfishing Set – Pipin Signature Series

I want you to experience the joy of diving and spearfishing! This is my special signature set that includes my state of the art diving gear with Carrying Bag, Persistent Defender fins, Thunder snorkel and Defender mask.  And now you’ll be spearfishing as I’ve included my Persistent Intro Pneumatic Spear Gun and a Sniper Knife Loader. To get you started, there’s also two DVDs: Bottom Hunting and Extreme Spearfishing. Includes a Professional Spearfishing Pipin Signature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing.

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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Pledge $400

Extreme No Limits Diving Set – Pipin Signature Series

This is my special signature set that includes state of the art diving gear with a full wet suit from my “Persistent” line. I’ll send you my complete diving set including a wetsuit from my personally designed “Persistent” line. This also includes a Heavy Duty Carrying Bag, Persistent Defender fins, Thunder snorkel and Defender mask. Includes a Extreme No Limits Diver Pipin Signature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing.

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jun 2014

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Pledge $1000

Ultimate No Limits Diving Set – Pipin Signature Series

This is the ultimate upgrade. A special signature set that includes state of the art diving gear with a full wet suit from my “Persistent” line. I’ll send you my complete diving set including a wetsuit from my personally designed “Persistent” line. This also includes a Heavy Duty Carrying Bag, Pro Grade Fins, Sniper Snorkel and Sniper HD Masks. Includes a Extreme No Limits Diver Pipin Signature Series certificate signed by me. 

I’ve added my top of the line, Sniper Pro Pneumatic Spear Gun and a Sniper Knife Loader as well as the two DVDs: Bottom Hunting and Extreme Spearfishing. Includes an Ultimate No Limits Pipin Signature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing.

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jun 2014

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Pledge $2,500

Dive with Pipin! (for 2)

You’re almost completely outfitted for your diving or spearfishing trip. There are only a couple things missing, and you get one of them at this level. My crew and I will take you and 1 guest out for a six hour trip in the Miami area. I will provide instruction and hands on demonstration and guidance in the art of breath hold diving and spearfishing. This trip will be aboard the unique, super sleek, go fast “Persistent Team” dive boat that I designed and built. This boat can do 70 mph, so get ready to take a seat and enjoy the ride. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. No travel or accommodation is covered for this item. Must be scheduled in advance. Subject to reschedule based on weather conditions.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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Pledge $10,000

Be There For the Dive

Get accommodations for 2 in Cabo San Lucas for 3 days, including the day of the event. You will be on the platform with the VIPs during my actual record setting dives. And I will send you digital images of yourself and your guests on the platform – absolute proof that you were there for my historic event, and a priceless keepsake. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, special edition shirt worn by all dive team members, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. Must be scheduled in advance. Subject to reschedule based on weather conditions. Please note that travel is not included for domestic or international backers for the Cabo San Lucas expedition.

Estimated delivery date: Oct 2013

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Pledge $50,000

Join Us for the Entire Expedition

Instead of complimentary accommodations for 2 in Cabo San Lucas for 5 days, you’ll get it for the 3 week duration of the expedition. You’ll get to participate as an honorary safety diver and be in the water for all my practice dives during the entire 3 week expedition. And, yes, you too will get to be in the water as an honorary safety diver during my record setting dives. Plus I’ll send you digital images of yourself and your guests on the platform with the VIPs and in the water – absolute proof that you were there for this historic event, and a priceless keepsake. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, special edition shirt worn by all dive team members, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. Please note that travel is not included for domestic or international backers.

Estimated delivery date: Oct 2013

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$10

Be Part of This Historic Event


At the $10 level you’ll have my eternal gratitude and the satisfaction of knowing that you were an integral part of making this historic event a reality. You’ll also be part of the insider group that receives my exclusive backer updates about this unprecedented expedition and documentary during the entire process.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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$20

Accept No Limits + Digital HD Film Download


Besides my eternal gratitude, I’ll also send you a bracelet imprinted with “No Limits” and a digital HD download of the film. Additionally, you’ll receive exclusive backer updates about this historic expedition and production during the entire process and be recognized on the Supporter’s Wall on my website.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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$30

Wear “Extreme No Limits” + Digital HD Film Download


You will be sent a limited-edition “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” or “Extreme No Limits” diving expedition staff T-shirt available only to Fund Anything backers. This is the same short-sleeved T-shirt that will be used by my staff members. See the design on the left. You will also receive a digital HD download of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, exclusive backer updates and Supporter’s Wall recognition.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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$50

Get the Film on DVD/Blu-ray Disk + Name in Credits


I will send you the DVD/Blu-ray of “The Challenge of Science: 15 Years Later” documentary including special features and footage not included in the documentary. You will also receive the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014


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$150

***Early Bird Special*** Professional Diver Pipin Signature Series


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I want you to experience the joy of diving! This is my special signature set that includes my state of the art diving gear with Carrying Bag, Persistent Defender fins, Thunder snorkel and Defender mask. Includes a Professional Diver PipinSignature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing. Very special pricing only for my Fund Anything supporters so it’s time to upgrade!

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

1 claimed

$250

Professional Spearfishing Set – Pipin Signature Series


I want you to experience the joy of diving and spearfishing! This is my special signature set that includes my state of the art diving gear with Carrying Bag, Persistent Defender fins, Thunder snorkel and Defender mask.  And now you’ll be spearfishing as I’ve included my Persistent Intro Pneumatic Spear Gun and a Sniper Knife Loader. To get you started, there’s also two DVDs: Bottom Hunting and Extreme Spearfishing. Includes a Professional Spearfishin PipinSignature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing.

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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$1,000

Ultimate No Limits Diving Set – Pipin Signature Series


This is the ultimate upgrade. A special signature set that includes state of the art diving gear with a full wet suit from my “Persistent” line. I’ll send you my complete diving set including a wetsuit from my personally designed “Persistent” line. This also includes a Heavy Duty Carrying Bag, Pro Grade Fins, Sniper Snorkel and Sniper HD Masks. Includes a Extreme No Limits Diver PipinSignature Series certificate signed by me.  

I’ve added my top of the line, Sniper Pro Pneumatic Spear Gun and a Sniper Knife Loader as well as the two DVD’s: Bottom Hunting and Extreme Spearfishing. Includes an Ultimate No Limits PipinSignature Series certificate signed by me and suitable for framing.

You will also get the film DVD/Blu-ray, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

0 claimed

$2,500

Dive with Pipin! (for 2)


You’re almost completely outfitted for your diving or spearfishing trip. There are only a couple things missing, and you get one of them at this level. My crew and I will take you and 1 guest out for a six hour trip in the Miami area. I will provide instruction and hands on demonstration and guidance in the art of breath hold diving and spearfishing. This trip will be aboard the unique, super sleek, go fast “Persistent Team” dive boat that I designed and built. This boat can do 70 mph, so get ready to take a seat and enjoy the ride. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. No travel or accommodation is covered for this item. Must be scheduled in advance. Subject to reschedule based on weather conditions.

Estimated delivery: Jan 2014

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$10,000

Be There For the Dive


Get accommodations for 2 in Cabo San Lucas for 3 days, including the day of the event. You will be on the platform with the VIPs during my actual record setting dives. And I will send you digital images of yourself and your guests on the platform – absolute proof that you were there for my historic event, and a priceless keepsake. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. Must be scheduled in advance. Subject to reschedule based on weather conditions. Please note that travel is not included for domestic or international backers for the Cabo San Lucas expedition.

Estimated delivery date: Oct 2013

0 claimed

$50,000

Join Us for the Entire Expedition


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Instead of complimentary accommodations for 2 in Cabo San Lucas for 5 days, you’ll get it for the 3 week duration of the expedition. You’ll get to participate as an honorary safety diver and be in the water for all my practice dives during the entire 3 week expedition. And, yes, you too will get to be in the water as an honorary safety diver during my record setting dives. Plus I’ll send you digital images of yourself and your guests on the platform with the VIPs and in the water – absolute proof that you were there for this historic event, and a priceless keepsake. You will also receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, the “No Limits” bracelet, a digital film download, exclusive backer updates, Supporter’s Wall recognition and your name in the film’s credits. Please note that travel is not included for domestic or international backers.

Estimated delivery date: Oct 2013


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