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Mahina Mer-Fin review – By Mermaid Em

Having tried out the Mahina Merfin in the UK during our pool based Mermaid courses with great success, we decided to take them along on our annual training trip to Gozo, Malta for use as part of our Mermaid course out there and really put them through their paces. Being made of rubber they are perfect for travelling with as you don’t …

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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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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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Freediving and spearfishing safety/technique evening- Newquay

This May 14th we are to be running a ‘practically’ free evening of talks and demonstrations with one thing in mind, to improve the safety skills and general knowledge of both seasoned and aspiring divers. I say practically free because there will be an entry fee of £1…. yep thats right… ONE POUND! This will cover drinks and refreshments, give us …