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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
If you search “freefall” on Instagram or Google images, not one single photo of freediving comes up, but instead you scroll down through hundreds of photos of skydiving jumps. Maybe the reason why freefalling is not so immediately associated with freediving is just because in the eye of the public this is not one of…