Bubbles From The Abyss

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 […]