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Freediving for food – Part 5 – Coastal foraging – Marsh Samphire

Ok… so i know this isn’t freediving, but its a nice walk nonetheless. Marsh Samphire is a succulent marine plant that likes to grow in the high tidal regions of estuaries and tidal embankments. It is quite delicious and will work brilliantly cooked alongside your fish, crustaceans or molluscs, tasting similar to salty asparagus when cooked. I’m writing this post as …

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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 …

Freediving in Cornwall - Water temperature, clarity, sealife

Cornwall water temp and sealife overview

Cornwall has a wonderfully diverse and rich marine environment, an environment that changes throughout the year. We are often asked ‘when is the best time to freedive in Cornwall’, and there really is no right answer, it just depends on what you are looking for. In the winter the water can be clear but often the storms make inshore water …

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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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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 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 dive sites – Newquay – part 2

In my last post about freediving dive sites we covered the southern end of Newquay, Pentire and fistral. If we move north a little bit we get 2 more really great spots. The headland north of Fistral beach is called Towan headland and it is surrounded by great freediving locations. The deepest is the area which surrounds the reef known …