Episode 5

Published on:

15th Nov 2021

Ai Futaki: Legend of the Sea

Inexplicably connected to the ocean, Ai Futaki has made herself into a woman you should know about. Ai is one of the very few people in the world who conveys the splendor of the sea and the human-water connection.  A two time Guinness World Record holder for freediving in a cave, with and without fins, Ai brings images from underwater to us on the shore to inspire us and to spur us into action. 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Ai started her journey to becoming a double free diving Guinness World Record holder
  • Leaving our ego on the shore, whatever that means to us
  • Connecting to nature and putting yourself in nature 
  • Changing from the heart and how Ai inspires people around the world into action
  • Training with Wim Hoff, swimming and hiking in freezing temperatures
  • Ai’s advice for a wonderful way to lead a life 

About Ai

Double Freediving Guinness World Record holder and as an Ocean Ambassador of the Ministry of Environment, government of Japan, Ai Futaki is one of the very few people in the world who conveys the splendours of the sea to us in various ways.

By representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai highlights the meaning and expression of the human-water connection. Her films are featured on television programs, commercials, exhibitions around the globe. In 2019, she had her first exhibition as a photographer in Madrid, and in Tokyo. 

Connect with Ai

Website: https://aifutaki.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aifutaki/ 


Guiness World Record for “The Longest Distance in Cave with only ONE Breath”: https://youtu.be/GcWAkmpFPQ0

mymizu: https://www.mymizu.co/ 

Connect with Sarah

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahfuruya 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsuS_yVT9fMHjhAylVy8-w 

Photo of Ai by Isabel Muñoz

Show artwork for Legends Interview Series Presented by Sarah Furuya Coaching

About the Podcast

Legends Interview Series Presented by Sarah Furuya Coaching
A project that started in mid 2019 but had been on the radar for many years.
Not interested in surface tales of business or cliches of life, I have carefully selected a group of people to bring the richness of their lives to the table with incredible frankness and depth. Each is successful in their own way, have built, created, lost, grieved, started again, moved, traveled, celebrated, and delighted in life. Please revel in the richness of these legends.