Freediving Training Tips #11 – Freediving Fins & Technique

If i buy the most expensive freediving fins on the market i will be able to dive deep!

Wrong!
Even though it is undeniable that a good pair of freediving fins will make a big difference in your performance, it is also very true that without good technique you can have the best and most expensive fins in the world…and still be slow, inefficient and unable to dive deep.
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Freediving Training Tips #10 – Efficient Mask Equalization

Is Your Mask Equalization Efficient?

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.
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Freediving Training Tips #10 – Your Freediving Rope

Why is it important to know how to collect and how to store your freediving rope properly?


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. They keep waiting, and now they are starting to get cold. Then they begin wondering if the guy in charge actually knows what he is doing, and he can sense that and gets even more nervous… Everyone is getting frustrated, the atmosphere is tense, and the training session is already ruined before it even started.

Sounds familiar?
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Freediving Training Tips #9 – Best Breathe-Up Position

What is the best breathe-up position?

This may seem a not so crucial topic, but one can almost say that the breathe-up is the most important part of a dive.
Why?
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.
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Freediving Training Tips #8 – Snorkel Or No Snorkel?

What do you do with the snorkel when you freedive?

Note: You should ALWAYS take the snorkel OUT OF YOUR MOUTH while holding your breath underwater. This post is not whether keeping it in or out of your mouth, but whether keeping it under the mask strap or leave it on the surface.
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Freediving Training Tips #7 – Relaxation or Streamlining?

What is the right combination of relaxation & streamlining during the freefall?

Small details can be very important in your freediving training. For example, have you ever thought how efficient you are during your deeper dives?

Being streamlined means to have a body position which creates little drag. To do this, you need to hold your arms straight along your body, keep your legs together and your knees straight; if you dive with fins or a monofin you need to point your feet in order to keep the blade/s vertical.
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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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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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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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