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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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FreediveUK forum now online

We have finally got round to integrating a forum on our website. This is hopefully going to become a place where questions can be asked and answered, buddies can be found and apnea can be discussed in a supportive and honest environment. I will personally, as will our other instructors, be moderating this forum so as to ensure that it …

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Superfood nettle soup

What could be better after a long cold dive than getting out to a bowl of hot tasty soup? Well, if that soup was also a super healthy, vitamin rich, freediver focused soup, thats how… introducing Nettle Soup! The high levels of antioxidants and Iron makes for a perfect soup for freedivers. Ingredients 500g Nettles (after par-boiling) – ( iron, …

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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 …