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Abyss Scuba Diving

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 […]


Yoga And Freediving

Yoga And Freediving

Last week’s posts focused on the benefits of developing a morning routine; regardless of whether or not you are diving that day. This week, I would like to discuss the benefits of yoga; clear up some of the myths and language surrounding it and lastly […]


What Is Padi Freediver Touch?

What Is Padi Freediver Touch?

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to freedive with PADI Freediver Touch. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a Freediver. The PADI Freediver Touch tablet app is an interactive study tool that gives you the […]


Freediving Questions Explained

Freediving Questions Explained

How is Freediving different from snorkelling? Snorkelling is the casual act of putting on a mask and snorkel and looking below while floating. Snorkelers may not have any training and spend most of the time on the surface. Skin diving takes snorkelling a step further […]


Freediver Stretching Exercises

Freediver Stretching Exercises

In today’s blog we will look at the benefits of developing a morning routine; be it stretching, breathing or exercises in mindfulness.Incorporating 30-45mins of diaphragmatic breathing with some gentle stretching before work is a great way to prepare yourself for the challenges of the day. […]