A professional freediver with a fear of heights is stunning the internet with his creative method of facing his fears.
While most people like to relax on their honeymoon, Adam Stern, 28, climbed a colossal wall of limestone submerged in Barracuda Lake in the Philippines – and his progress was captured in a stunning series of underwater snaps and Hailing from Copacabana in New South Wales, the professional free diver is ranked fifth in the world and holds numerous Australian records.
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A professional freediver with a fear of heights is stunning the internet with his creative, underwater method of facing his fears
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While most people like to relax on their honeymoon, Adam Stern, 28, climbed a colossal wall of limestone in Barracuda Lake
‘I made a few jokes about getting over my fear, Freediving Watch so my wife told me to climb the cliffs in the lake,’ shared freediver Adam Stern
Professional freediver Adam Stern, 28, is currently ranked fifth in the world and holds numerous Australian Freediving Mask records
‘I am 100% scared of heights,’ Mr Stern admitted.
‘I made a few jokes about getting over my fear so my wife told me to climb the cliffs in the lake – so I climbed them underwater.
‘It’s the first time I’ve climbed underwater and it’s super easy and very fun. It’s an incredible lake made up of limestone.
The limestone walls have an awesome and unique look to them.
‘I compete in competitions where athletes dive as deep as they can on one breath…I can dive to 104 meters on one breath.’
Barracuda Lake is a unique body of water that is 45 metres deep. The first 14 metres is fresh water, followed by halocline and then it becomes salt water.
Professional freediver Adam Stern scales an underwater wall of limestone in a stunning series of photographs and videos
Adam Stern and his wife Erin (right) travelled to the Philippines on their honeymoon where they explored Barracuda Lake
Barracuda Lake is a unique body of water in the Philippines that is 45 metres deep and contains layers of salt and freshwater
‘Once we got to Coron, Freediving Mask we went to explore Barracuda Lake and its incredible limestone cliffs, haloclines, sea snakes, man eating shrimp and lack of barracudas,’ Mr Stern shared on social media.
‘Plus we found some awesome ‘quick sand’ underwater [and] we stumbled across a WW2 wreck on Black Island.
We call Black Island ‘Jurassic Park’ because it looks like it is straight out of the movie.
‘Luckily no dinosaurs were found.’
Barracuda Lake features incredible limestone cliffs, haloclines, sea snakes, man eating shrimp but sadly, no actual barracudas
Adam Stern and his wife Erin (pictured) also dove down to a submerged oil tanker wreck dating back to the Second World War
Adam competes in competitions where athletes dive as deep as they can on one breath.
He can do 104 meters on one breath.