Why You Should Learn Freediving From A Certified Instructor

Why You Should Learn Freediving From A Certified Instructor Does it matter to learn freediving from a certified freediving instructor or just another fellow freediver (certified or not)? There are freedivers and non-certified agencies that teach freediving to beginners without any credentials to back themselves up. It is known that freediving is a safe sport;…

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How To Weight Yourself Properly For Freediving

How To Weight Yourself Properly For Freediving The amount of weight you need to wear when freediving depends on a number of factors: your weight, your body size and composition, the thickness of your suit, whether you are diving in salt or fresh water and the depths you will dive. Every situation will need a…

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What Blood Lactate Does In The Body Of A Freediver

What blood lactate does in the body of a freediver   Lactate is often, and wrongly, considered ‘metabolic waste’. In fact it helps us with exercise. We do not produce lactic acid, we produce lactate. It is produced continuously, even at rest. Lactate is not metabolic waste, lactate is used as fuel, both directly and…

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How Drinking Alcohol Affects The Freedivers Body

Freediving is a sport that encourages us to exercise, maintain a healthy diet, and to possess strength and flexibility, all to keep us safe in the water and to inspire progress. But freedivers are humans; we drink alcohol when we are sad, when we are happy, when we are celebrating a new achievement, etc. If…

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How Smoking Affects The Freedivers Body

As freedivers, we depend entirely on our lungs and their efficiency for our sport. Yet numerous freedivers, some of them elite, smoke cigarettes. Even Enzo Maiorca, a multiple world record holder back in the day, was a smoker, although he would stop smoking one month before competitions. So let us have a look at how…

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A Guide To Freefall

How Do We Freefall? A good freefall is something that needs to be practiced and perfected over time and can make a huge difference in your dive time and depth reached. Freefall begins with establishing neutral buoyancy and knowing exactly where it is. Neutral buoyancy should be at around 10-13m. Freefall should begin about 5-7m…

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Pressure Related Injuries With Freediving

Pressure Related Injuries With Freediving Many of the freediving injuries include pressure-related injuries. This can cause pain and damage to the body’s tissues. Freedivers commonly use the term “squeeze” to refer to a barotrauma. Mask Squeeze Mask squeeze occurs when a freediver’s mask is not equalized properly on descent. The soft tissues underneath the mask…

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What Is Freefall and Why Do We Do It?

Freefalling is not a term most non-freedivers associate with freediving. But as an actual freediver, once you start to train depths that are deeper than 15-20m, freefalling becomes a whole new fun and exciting challenge. What Is The Freefall? Our lungs are at their total lung capacity at the surface with a full breath, but…

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How much should it cost you to start freediving?

How much should it cost you to start freediving ? Well short answer is: Not much. Yes you can pay a small fortune on a smooth skin wetsuit, a fancy pair of carbon fibre fins, and a brand new computer, but if you don’t have the budget, or if you want to wait if you…

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