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Freedive UK – Our year in numbers and pictures

What a year its been! A big thanks to everyone who came on a course! We have been really busy this year, running freediving courses almost every day in the spring, summer and autumn.  Despite the wet weather, we never had to cancel a course and the water was really quite warm (for British standards). Loads of fish life this …

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A freediving winter warmer

After only a few months of winter, I  am already fed up of the cold. Anyone who dives in cold water will tell you, half the battle is keeping warm when on dry land. Hot drinks really help to keep you warm, there is nothing quite like opening a steaming thermos and pouring out a warming drink after a dive. Tea… Britain’s most …

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Fragmented breathing for freediving (with bellows exhale)

The freediver that spends time training and conditioning their breathing muscles will not only improve their depth of breath but they will also improve their equalisation and overall efficiency whilst breathing up. They will therefore increase their time underwater and possible maximum depth. There are lots of exercises that you can use to help your breathing, fragmented breathing is an exercise …

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Omer Zero3 – A freediving mask review

Just got my hands on one of these ever so sexy Omer Zero 3 masks the other day. Probably slightly sexier than other masks as it was  designed in collaboration with Momo (they design motorcycle and car stuff… and they are Italian so that helps I guess?). First impressions. To look at, there is  no better looking mask in my …

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Freedive UK interviews…. Dave Tranfield

Freediving means something different to every person that enjoys it as a sport. Whether you are a freediving professional or an aspiring amateur each diver has something different to say about the sport that they love. In the first of what will be a series of interviews with freedivers from around the world, Freedive UK interviews British freediver Dave Tranfield. David …

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The ‘Mouth fill’ technique… A step by step guide to deep equalisation

If there is an equalisation  technique in freediving which is more talked about, strived towards, or mis-understood then I dont know about it. For many people it proves to be a nightmare to learn… it doesn’t have to. The mouth fill technique is actually quite simple when you break it down in to steps and if you learn through dry land …