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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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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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How to hold your breath for 5 minutes in 1 month – Freediving training

Never dive alone, always dive with an apnea and rescue trained buddy. Dry training is many times safer than wet training. Do not hyperventilate (see why here) Always dive within your limits. Take slow steps and make steady progress. Lets get something straight. There is no easy route to a 4+ minute breath-hold, but in this guide i will take …

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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 …

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Why take freediving or spearfishing lessons?

Freediving… whats it all about? Freediving is in very simple terms the activity of holding your breath and diving underwater for extended periods of time. I avoid the use of the word ‘sport’ when referring to freediving as sport infers the requirement of a competitive element, which I personally believe is only a very small part of Freediving as a …

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DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves – James Nestor

This winter whilst on one of our adventures, we were joined by journalist, author and all-round top guy James Nestor. Mr Nestor has just released his new book, to great applause, so we dropped him a line to ask him to introduce the content to you all. You will want to read this book. “Freedive UK alumnus, I have  just …

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Free reusable water bottle for all freediving courses

Its been bugging us for a while…. having to hand out hundreds of plastic water bottles every year, supporting a plastics industry with one hand and fighting it with the other. So! Our solution? From now on every student on any course with us that lasts one day or more will receive this reusable, recyclable, packable, foldable, dishwasher safe, BPA …

Learning to freedive in the UK – Does it make better freedivers?

The UK is host to a wealth of freediving opportunities, ranging from inland quarries to open ocean diving, dedicated freediving clubs in cities to hardcore buddy groups of cold water warriors in coastal towns. This makes the UK freediving scene, despite its apparent disadvantages to warm water destinations a real player in the world scene. As a result of this …

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Freediving hydration – Chia iskiate

If you have read the brilliant book ‘Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen’, you may remember talk of a drink called Iskiate. Iskiate is drink used by the Tarahumara ‘running’ tribe of mexico. A native people who have for centuries run incredible distances of up to and beyond 100 miles …