3x Freediving World Champion and 2x World Record holder
3x Freediving World Champion and 2x World Record holder
I wanted to dive as long as I can remember. My dream came true in 2007 when I completed my first Open water diver course in Deep Blue diving club. Here I met Martin Zajac, one of the world’s top freedivers. My first dry static (simply holding my breath out of the water) lasted about 45 seconds, and I said I WILL NEVER EVER freedive in my life! :-)
Year later I helped Martin with the Freediving Championship organization and tried my first freediving competition in a muddy dam. I announced my plan to reach a 10 meter depth, as I knew that I can easily make it, and went down to the total darkness. Obviously, I finished last :-D. But an afterparty followed, we danced and had fun with a group of great people, and somehow my freediving life got decided.
I bought long freediving fins and started to swim in the pool. My first official competition in 2009 was just for fun, and contrary to my expectations, this time, I was not the last. The atmosphere was super cool and I loved the possibility to see all my friends, so I continued. Of course, with no real ambitions.
At the beginning of 2012 I started to follow Martin’s recommendations in my training and later also Michal Risian and primarily Branko Petrovic (the world freediving phenomenon) were of great help and inspiration to me and I started to take competing more seriously in year 2013, usually ending third for some reason. But one of those third places was at the Pool World championship, and that’s what changed the game. Somehow the medals started coming. I became 3x World Champion in Static Apnea and 2x World record holder in static Apnea with my personal best and World Record by holding my breath for 8min 33s. I quit competing back in 2017, eager to fully focus on scuba diving and related travelling in my free time.
My achievements would never have been possible without all the amazing people around me. I believe that sharing your passion with friends, regardless what you actually do, is simply one of the most beautiful things you can do in your life. I love diving focused travelling and I prefer to manage everything myself. And one of the reasons why I like OutdoorVisit.com so much is that it makes great adventures easily available to everyone, even without previous experience. We met with Michal Tyl, the founder of OutdoorVisit, through freediving many years ago and what I can say that if it’s his project, you can put your trust in it and just enjoy all the great outdoor adventures this world has to offer.
Arctic Explorer, TV Host and Documentarist who worked with Thor Heyerdahl or Deepak Chopra
Petr Horký is a director, TV host and popular movie documentarist. His documentaries were filmed in over 50 countries of the world, often with such amazing personalities as Thor Heyerdahl, Reinhold Messener, Edmund Hillary, Deepak Chopra, Arthur C. Clarke, Erich Däniken or others. He is an author of 7 books, 3 of them became bestsellers and 2 received prestigious awards. He filmed over 70 documentaries, which were appraised by people around the world. During his adventures, he reached the North pole, climbed the exploding volcano Merapi, filmed great white sharks without any protection and discovered two historical shipwrecks close to the Maledives islands. His passion are people all around the world and how the communicate with each other.
I have been lucky in my life that I could connect my work to what I love: travelling and adventure. We met with Michal Tyl, the founder of OutdoorVisit, through shark diving, and we found common grounds and aproach to life in all that we dedicate our work to: adventures, photography, travelling, exploring… But organising an outdoor adventure yourself is always time consuming and simply not everyone has the time, experience or contacts to do it. And that´s why OutdoorVisit was created and why I believe this is such a great project. Whether you are an scuba diving enthusiasts looking for a guide to the best local dive spots or an active family who want to discover seakayaking in beautiful landscapes, you can with confidence rely on OutdoorVisit to find the best local companies who will provide the experience to you. OutdoorVisit is simply a project ran with great heart and I am proud to be a part of it.
Ultra biker, extreme racer, winner of the self-supported Tour Devide race for 2 800 miles
Peggy Marvanová looks innocent, but under her timid smile and blond hair you will find a true adventure soul and the strength of will which can brake rocks. She is a young extreme biker and ultraracer performing on the world level in destinations, where many people wouldn’t even dare to walk alone.
Among her greatest successes you will find winning the self-supported Tour Devide race for 2 800 miles, racing the Scotish Highland Trail for 550 miles of stony landscape or being the first ones ever to finish the super cold Lapland Extreme chalenge, where she won over some of the toughest adventurers this world has to offer. We should also mention her 560 mile race above the polar circle.
What we love about Peggy is her love for minimalism. Sleep on the ground in bear areas? No problem. Sleeping there without a tent or sleeping bag? Why not? Whatever is not needed for survival or moving faster, can be ommited. This way, she is looking for the esence of her life, racing through some of the most impressive destinations with her equally crazy boyfriend Adam.
I can´t imagine traveling without sport. But this can be time consuming or really difficult to organise yourself. So if you want to get to know the world in an active way, OutdoorVisit and the great bunch of people who work on it, such as my friend and creator of OutdoorVisit Michal Tyl, will help you in finding and easily organising some ot the best adventures you can have in your life. Plus they give enough inspiration for a lifetime of adventure travelling, often providing activities you wouldn´t even dream of.
World Class Extreme kayaker
35 years young, kayaking enthusiast, born in small mountain town in the north part of the Czech Republic. I started kayaking at age of 5. Since that time I managed to do lot of sports and outdoor activities, but for me the most satisfying feeling is to sit in kayak, blend with the nature and go with the flow. My main goal is to keep exploring new countries and rivers in my kayak as long as possible.
Now a days culture is overly busy and that keep people from going outdoors and exploring new activities, because it seems too complicated, too time demanding. OutdoorVisit solve this issue for them! It simplifies this process and let you select best options from local partners. These local partners are carefully selected professionals with proven track of record. You can tailor your own adventure, which will be provided end to end and promise unique experience.
Semi-professional slalom alpine snowboarder
19 years old, Dutch, Semi-professional slalom alpine snowboarder. Lives in Mals, South Tyrol since 08/2015. I started snowboarding when I was 7 years old because it looks cool when I saw my dad race down the slope. I want to do that too, I thought to myself. Today I still snowboard because I love the feeling of it! My main goal is to qualify for the Winter Olympics of 2022 in China.
I’m someone who loves to be outside, explore and enjoy the nature and fresh air. I spend most of my days outdoors discovering new places. I’ve always enjoyed doing physical activities ranging from snowboarding to mountain biking and wakeboarding. I think OutdoorVisit it a great project, it enables you to choose from a variety of different tours, and you can even design your own outdoor tour. The fact that OutdoorVisit rely on local partners who are eco-friendly is something unique in my opinion.