Pantor Sealion dive watch review

I love a nice watch! Something simple, rugged and effective is all i want. As a freediver i also need something that will go deep enough and not flood at depth. Last year i was on the hunt for an affordable automatic dive watch when a student rocked up with a Pantor Sealion. My interest was peaked and no less …

How to find good spearfishing spots

When you start spearfishing, one of the first things you start to think about is where to go!? Ill keep this post simple, as if i wanted to i could waffle on for pages on the subject. So ill give you a checklist instead of things you want to look out for. Get them all, and its probably going to …

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How to put on a single lined freediving or spearfishing wetsuit

If you are coming to apnea from another watersport and are used to wetsuits, it may come as a bit of a surprise when your shiny new freediving or spearfishing wetsuits turns up at the door and when you investigate closer it seems like someone forgot to put the lining in. Freediving suits are pretty antiquated things when compared to any …

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How varying wetsuit thickness effects buoyancy throughout the dive for freediving and spearfishing

The reason we wear weights when we freedive or spearfish is to, on the whole, compensate for the additional buoyancy created by the neoprene of our wetsuits. The colder the water, the thicker the wetsuit, therefore the more weight we have to wear to create the correct level of buoyancy. For freediving the average rule of thumb is to create …

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Filming for The Wild Weekenders – Channel 4 freediving

Ian gave me a bell one morning, asking if I would be interested in filming the underwater footage for Little Gem’s new series, called ‘The Wild Weekenders’ . The series explores some of the more unusual activities available to anyone over a weekend. The brief was to film Paralympics presenter Arthur Williams ( a former marine and paraplegic) freediving off …