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Epsealon Patrol Board spearfishing and freediving float review

Floats are probably the single most important item of your kit for both freediving and Spearfishing. The main purpose of a float is to signal your presence in the water to other water users, notably boats and jetskis! In a direct fight between your head and propellor, im afraid the prop wins every time, so best avoid it right? Most …

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Streamlining vs relaxed posture in freediving

If you have come to freediving from competitive swimming you are likely to hold a fairly rigid but extremely ‘aquadynamic’ pose whilst you are freediving. A pose which lets you cut through the water with minimum resistance. This all makes sense when you first think about it, it certainly looks good as well, but is it the most efficient way …

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Pushing past failure depth – you and residual volume

Heres the story. You start freediving and you quickly realise that you love it. After your first course you discover that the biggest challenge is equalisation rather than breath-hold, but you feel like you have a good grip on what to do. You continue your journey and start to get deeper. With some training you find yourself getting deeper and …

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Book review – The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

As part of my journey as a freediver i’m always looking for things that can make my experience easier, more fun and more fulfilling. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not wanting to cut corners in my training but I don’t want to waste my time doing things that don’t get me anywhere . My time, like yours is precious, my …

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Fantastic new educational materials from AIDA – Freediving

AIDA have been in this game for a long time. The creation of AIDA was in response to a sudden increase of interest in the sport, in part due to the 1988 release of the now cult film, “The Big Blue”. People were organising impromptu competitions, training one and other and trying to push their limits despite maybe having no …

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To be an ambassador for freediving and spearfishing

Why should we even contemplate forcing on ourselves the role of being an ambassador for the sports that we love? The answer is simple… Freediving has for many years now had the outward image of being a sport for superheros…an ego fueled endeavor. Bronzed athletes, strutting and posing for their adoring fans, shooting burning gazes in to the distance, so busy …

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Exploiting freefall when freediving

To me, freefall is one of the great pleasures in freediving. Its the moment where gravity overcomes the buoyancy of your body and you can drift effortlessly in to the deep. The point where this happens will vary depending on almost countless factors, primarily though it is dictated by the thickness of your suit and the amount of weight you …