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co2 and o2 training tables for freediving

In our last post we talked about a very simplistic, sustained co2 and 02 tolerance table (of sorts). What we will now cover is the cornerstone of all apnea training… tables! If you sneak in to a freediving club, or overhear freedivers talking about their training you are bound to hear a conversation that goes something like this… “How are your …

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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 …

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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 …

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Keeping warm when freediving – wetsuits and other tips

Keeping warm when you freedive really is just as important as all the other ‘important’ bits of this sport of ours. As your core body temperature drops , you will use more energy (and oxygen) to keep warm, thereby reducing your overall performance. Living in the UK we probably know more than most about cold water diving. I for one have picked …

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Freediving in Cornwall – 2012 – The summer so far…

Well well well… What a start to the season. We started with our trip to Iceland, which we are still harking back to with fond memories. During May we had some of the best conditions that I have seen for a while, perfect calm seas, clear blue skies… Dolphins… Seals… Mackerel shoals, its been a corker. Despite very recent weather in the UK …

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Freediving duck dive technique with bi-fins

A good duck dive can be the difference between a comfortable and successful dive and an absolute failure. Its easy to get right, but also just as easy to get wrong. In this post I will take you through the basics. Obviously this cannot take the place of real world training, so if you want to get your duck dive looking super …

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Freediving for your food – Part 4 – Spearfishing

FACT – Spearfishing is the most sustainable and selective form of fishing available to us as individuals. FACT – Spearfishing can help you develop as a freediver (through extending bottom times). FACT – Spearfishing is not to be attempted by anyone without due caution. FACT – Jumping in to the water with a speargun and thrashing around on the surface chasing fish …

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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, …

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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 …