Sustained easy Co2 tolerance training for freediving

As we all know c02 tolerance is a MASSIVE part of freediving training. If you are unaware of this, then ill explain… for those that do know about it, skip to the paragraph after! C02 or Carbon Dioxide gives us our primary trigger to breathe, we dont have much of a physical response to low oxygen so when we are swimming down …

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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Spearfishing… Going Old Skool! Hawaiian slings and pole spears

Spearfishing is increasingly becoming a more and more popular sport. With this increased popularity it allows more manufacturers and suppliers to bring in and sell slightly more specialist or unusual gear. One of the more specialist, yet most traditional items of kit is the pole spear, or Hawaiian sling. This is something that was bloody impossible to get at a decent price 5 years ago, so …

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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Freediving fins review – Fins4u – ‘Pure Evolution’ Carbon fins

I have tried a lot of fins. In fact I think I have tried fins from most manufacturers and from all available materials. Plastic composite fins from Cressi, Mares and Beuchat, Carbon fins from Omer and Special fins, Glass and carbon fins from Leader…. the list goes on. Its always a difficult task to be able to review a fin, …

Freediving – Will it always remain a niche sport?

  Freediving has always be shrouded in mystery. The ‘apparent’ superhuman ability to remain in an alien environment with no external support for extended periods of time tends to leave onlookers shocked, surprised and just a little impressed. From the very beginnings of this sport many of its truths have been closely guarded secrets, fostered by the desire to protect …