Melissa Ponder, Freediver

Hi, my name is Melissa. I have been freediving since 2018 and have over 200 dives. My favorite underwater creatures are manatees and I have swum with them many times in Florida and Cozumel. My favorite place for deep freediving is Roatan, Honduras for the calm water with endless visibility. The reason I freedive is because I love the feeling of being underwater without any gear and discovering how far I can push my body to withstand prolonged periods without oxygen.