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Freediving Training Tips #6 – Duck-Dive Like a Pro

The secret of a pro-duck-dive? Practice, and practice, and practice!

Here you will find some tips for who are still struggling with their duck-dive and want to improve.
Note!! You should never go freedive alone if you are working on depth or to extend your dive time, but it is possible to train duck-diving anytime and even in a pool if it is at least 2.5 meters deep.

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FAQ#6: Freediving Course or Self Taught?

Learn to freedive – Where to start?

Many times we get requests for tips from people who want to start freediving but don’t want to do a freediving course, either because there is no instructor available in their area, or because they simply want to save money or spend it on equipment instead.
All over the internet you can find tips for beginners, and online freediving courses for complete beginners popped up recently. Even WikiHow has a page for this (and most of its content is full of wrong and unsafe information).
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Freediving Training Tips #5 – How to Wear Your Freediving Lanyard

Freediving Lanyard

Many novice (and not so novice) freedivers assume that the freediving lanyard must always be worn on the wrist, but many times this is not the case: in fact even though from a safety point of view the wrist is the best place to wear it, it is practically impossible to do CNF (constant no fins) this way, and it is also very uncomfortable for FIM (free immersion).
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Freediving Training Tips #4 – Surfacing

Surfacing is a Freediving Technique that very often gets overlooked

Yes, surfacing from a dive can be very messy sometimes!
There can be a number of obstacles on the surface such as ropes, people, noodles and other floating devices, fins and other equipment hanging on the buoy, which can make your recovery hard if you don’t pay attention.
For this reason at the end of your dive, always look up in the last few meters to see where you are surfacing.
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How Your Freediving Buddy Can Affect Your Training

By Linda Paganelli

Your freediving buddy can affect your performance much more than you think

Throughout my freediving career i realized, on several occasions, how much my training was influenced (for the better and for the worse) by who i was diving with. This has very little to do with the amount of trust i have in my freediving buddy as a safety freediver. In fact i had safety divers who i really trusted with my life but that never helped me progress as much as training with freedivers who dive deeper than me.
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Freediving Training Tips #3 – Freediving Computer

How Pros Use their Freediving Computer

As a new freediver, you would think that using a freediving computer is very straightforward business: you wear it, put it in freedive more and off you go, it will tell you the depth and the time, and that’s all you need.

Yes, but also no!
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Short Freediving Training Tips #2

Freediving Training Tips – No Fins Freediving

No Fins Freediving or Constant No Fins (CNF) is considered the hardest discipline in freediving , and it is, especially when your technique is not great.
You dont need to practice in the sea to work on your No Fins technique. Actually you should NOT practice in the sea.
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Short Freediving Training Tips #1

Freediving Training Tips – Freefalling

Many times we get caught on our goals and we just chase depth, and neglect very important aspects of our dives.
One which often gets ignored is the freefall. On a deep freedive the freefall is the longest part of the descent and because you are not swimming (or pulling) down, if your body position is not streamlined, you lose momentum, speed, the dive gets longer, you lose concentration, and all this brings you to either mess up your equalization or make you turn because you feel you are running out of time. Or both.
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FAQ#5: How do i breathe-up for freediving?

Breathing and breathing-up are very important aspects for Freediving, but for a different reason than most people think.

I remember when I was learning how to freedive I was very confused about how to breathe properly.
The only thing that was clear was that the more air you inhale the longer you can stay underwater, and that taking a maximum inhale was therefore important.
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A Short Guide to Wreck Freediving

Wreck freediving is another challenge in the life of freediver. If you never had the chance to freedive a wreck before, well you need to put it on your list.
ONe of the highlights of freediving Tenerife is that there is a wreck on our main dive spot, so we share our experience and write a short wreck freediving guide which we hope will help you.
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