Stig Severinsen

Stig is a Danish freediver, a four-time world freediving champion and holder of multiple Guinness World Records.

He is a trained biologist, has a PHD in medicine and loves nature.

Speaker Stig Severinsen Oztek 2017

Stig’s extensive knowledge and practical experience with breathing is the foundation of a unique concept, which connects the body-mind-soul and gives a new approach to health and performance. He works in water safety and is currently helping a team develop a scientific ‘Preventative Safety Protocol’ for freediving.

You might have seen him on Australian 60 Minutes when he completed his Guinness World Record for 22 minutes under ice:


Stig wrote Træk Vejret – mere energi, mindre stress (2009), published in English in 2010 as Breatheology – The Art of Conscious Breathing.

He founded Breathology and proposes that through working with the breath, a link can be created between body and mind that enables a person to control stress, increase energy, perform better physically and mentally, alleviate pain and improve health.

Discover more about Stig here: and see him in person on Sunday 19th March at OZTek2017 in Room E3.9 at where he will be talking about:

Freediving Exploration: Optimised Health, Performance & Safety

The New Breatheology Method Revealed

Speaker Stig Severinsen Oztek 2017