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Abyss Scuba Diving

What Is Freediving?

What Is Freediving?

What is freediving? Freediving is the sport of swimming and diving on breath hold, the difference being that when you scuba dive you use equipment to breathe underwater. While diving you hold your breath underwater and purge your lungs of water to equalize with the […]


Dcs And Freediving

Dcs And Freediving

DCS and Freediving While Decompression Sickness (DCS) is quite rare while freediving, it is still a possibility. There are some precautions that every diver should take to minimise their DCS risk. Firstly, to help understand how to minimise your risk, let’s take a quick look at […]


Marine Stings And Minor Injuries Of Freediving

Marine Stings And Minor Injuries Of Freediving

Marine Stings and Minor Injuries of Freediving At Abyss Scuba Diving, we want our divers to be safe both in and out of the water. That's why we've put together this post on marine stings and minor injuries while freediving.There are a range of marine […]


Learning To Freedive Makes You A Better Scuba Dive

Learning To Freedive Makes You A Better Scuba Dive

Learning to Freedive Makes You a Better Scuba Dive If you are a scuba diver, you owe it to yourself totry freediving. Whether you’ve been a scuba diver for decades or are just getting started, the basic skills you learn in freediving can be applied […]


Can I Use My Scuba Diving Wetsuit For Freediving?

Can I Use My Scuba Diving Wetsuit For Freediving?

The simple answer, Yes. However, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Unlike a SCUBA diver, a Freediver really doesn’t have any way to adjust their buoyancy. Even without a wetsuit or weights, a freediver will become negatively buoyant at depth. The compression […]


How To Develop Your Finning Technique

How To Develop Your Finning Technique

 As the primary type of fins used by freedivers is bi-fins, this blog will focus on the technique for that equipment configuration.   Walking vs Finning When starting to think about using fins, it’s helpful to get out of the water and look at how […]


Weight Belts For Freediving

Weight Belts For Freediving

A weight belt is a standard piece of equipment for any Recreational Freediver. You may have seen many different types of weight belts and weight systems out there and you may have also noticed that Freedivers typically favour a rubber belt, rather than the traditional […]


Recreational Freediving And Extreme Freediving

Recreational Freediving And Extreme Freediving

The PADI Freediver Courses teach recreational freediving. Competitions and record attempts are part of extreme freediving. Somewhere in between recreational and extreme freediving is a blurry line that separates the two. Looking for personal limits and taking a peek beyond them is probably part of human nature. […]


Mammalian Dive Reflex

Mammalian Dive Reflex

The human body is a remarkable and curious thing. Freedivers know this better than most people. We take advantage of the hidden potential that lies dormant within each of us. All mammals have been gifted with the Mammalian Dive Reflex, a trait left over from […]


Do You Have To Be Fit To Be A Freediver?

Do You Have To Be Fit To Be A Freediver?

I often say that freediving is 90% mental and the rest is in your head. I have lost count of the times when an overweight, unfit, yet the relaxed person has zoomed comfortably and easily past a superfit yet anxious person who is struggling to […]