What is Freediving?


Freediving is a form of underwater diving that doesn’t involve the use of scuba or other external breathing devices. With appropriate training, certified, Freedivers hold their breath and dive with only the aide of, at most, weights and fins. Freedive training is a great way to improve your comfort, confidence and safety in the water. What’s more, you can gain the skills you need to dive with marine life such as dolphins, whales and turtles, which tend to interact more with freedivers than scuba divers.


Contrary to popular belief, the risks in freediving can be well managed and mitigated, giving a high degree of athlete safety when proper procedures are adhered to. There are stringent safety protocols which must always be followed, and when this is done correctly there’s rarely an incident. The golden rule of the sport is followed by newcomers to world record holders alike: NEVER DIVE ALONE, always have someone watching you either from the surface or at a comfortable depth-no more than 30 meters. Your buddy must be capable of swimming down to at least 20 meters to retrieve you if needed/ jumping in the pool. Whether diving in open water or a pool, always have qualified supervision when holding your breath.


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