Well, it depends on how you do it. Freediving in variable weight can be a super fun experience or a nightmare for you and the ones around you in your dive spot. You can do freediving in variable weight to practice your equalization, to gain confidence ascending from a new depth before attempting it in…
How many times have you told your non-freediving friends, your mom or your girlfriend that freediving is a safe sport? That safety in freediving is our main concern, that we always have an emergency plan, that we know how to act when things get difficult and blah blah blah?
First of all, what is a Lamzac?
It is an air lounge that is so special because you don’t need to inflate it using your lungs; if you ever had to blow up one of these big air mattresses you will know that this is not something you want to do before freediving or any other physical activity!
Don’t only rely on your equipment expecting it to do the job for you: commit yourself to train, to improve not only your fitness level and your breath-hold but especially your technique.
What many freedivers don’t know is that you don’t “decide” your swimming style and expect each pair of freediving fins to adapt to it. In fact, each set of fins are different and you will need to learn to “feel” your fins, understand how and when they bend, how they move in the water, how wide and strong they “want” to be kicked, and so on…these are all the small things that will make the biggest difference in your performance, especially if your goal is to achieve deeper depths.
Mask equalization is often underestimated or completely disregarded, especially among novice and intermediate freedivers. Do you ever see bubbles coming out of your buddy’s mask as he is descending? And do you know why that’s not ideal?
Having a limited amount of air means that you need to optimize it in order to be diving deep and do that safely.
Packing may have some advantages, but also many disadvantages, so before deciding to do it, take into consideration all pros and cons and make an informed decision.
At Freedive International we don’t endorse packing for freediving especially for the depth disciplines. We think that the advantages of having extra air in your lungs are fewer than its disadvantages. Let’s see why.
Samo Jeranko is an old acquaintance: when he was a baby freediver he came to do a freediving course with us at Freedive Dahab to learn the Mouthfill technique. This was many years ago, and since then he went very far (both horizontally and vertically:).
It’s just a rope, right? Yes it is, but did you ever experience, or witness this scenario?
A freediver enters the water with his buoy to set it up for a training session; takes out the rope, and realizes it is all tangled…his buddies (or even worse, his freediving students) are waiting for him to disentangle it, but it is taking a while because there are multiple knots everywhere.
The breathe-up is when we are getting mentally ready for our dive, and relaxation has the biggest role in this process. So it is very important that we spend the last few minutes in the most possible relaxed state. This is why our breathe-up position in the water should not be under evaluated.
Why do i need a freediving wetsuit? Can i not freedive in my scuba wetsuit?
This is a very common question we are asked all the time. And the answer is: Yes you can. But it won’t be so nice!