My own choices are based a lot on memories. I started freediving in 2000, so the music I associated with relaxation and being chilled out became linked to freediving. When I first started making freediving films, I also chose tracks that I felt went along with the images, and so now whenever I hear them, it makes me think of freediving.
As I’ve gone further down the rabbit hole of my music for freediving journey, what strikes me is that the music I am drawn to is from my past, when I was (ahem) a few years younger, and when life seemed (in retrospect) to me more free and with more possibilities. Freediving for me is about this freedom, this one-ness, and a sense of relaxation.
The music people have chosen will reflect their own memories and experiences and so whilst there are some great suggestions here, it’s likely your choices will be very much unique to you, but here is my favourite music for freediving:
So, here is my favourite music for freediving!
morcheeba – “the sea”
Air – La Femme d’Argent
Air – All I Need
Henryk Górecki Symphony of Sorrowful Songs – 2nd Movement
Moby – Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. (2016) Full Album
Deep Forest – Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Vocal Mix)
Ludovico Einaudi – Melodia Africana III
Ludovico Einaudi – I Giorni
Eric Serra – Le Grand Bleu – Soundtrack
Chicane – Saltwater (Original)