HowToFreedive

Weekly training advice, equipment reviews and freediving top tips

101 Freediving For Spearfishing

Check out the online course free taster Stay Under For Longer I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Shrek & Turbo on the famous Noob Spearo podcast for their 101 series where they go deep into common spearfishing topics and issues. This episode is a nuts and bolts 101...

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Video of the Week - Freediving Blue Springs Florida

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Freediving Top Tip: Finning Technique

Finning in freediving has one main aim, which is to propel you forward as far as possible, but by using as little energy as possible. Freediving fins are designed to help with this and with the correct technique you should be able to descend at around one metre per second with a relatively low...

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The Essential Kit List For Beginner Freedivers

This week's top tip is a comprehensive list of every essential bit of kit you'll need to start out in freediving. You can download the checklist PDF here. MASK: Low volume mask The mask is the most important piece of freediving kit The mask needs to cover your eyes and your nose Freediving...

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Video of the Week - Freediving With Dolphins

Freedive record holders Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria freediving with a pod of over 60 incredible Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Top Tip: The Breathe Up

In the freediving world we call preparing to hold your breath as the breathe up. A breathe up is simply a couple of minutes of relaxed rhythmic breathing with the sole aim of calming your body and slowing your heart rate. This is so often underestimated but an effective breathe up can have a huge...

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Freediving Training Top Tip: Snorkel in or out?

Many freedivers and spear fisherman differ on what technique to use when it comes to the snorkel. Should you dive with it in your mouth or out? And what are the dangers and benefits of each technique? Some freedivers like to keep their snorkel in their mouth the whole time. Some argue that by...

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Video of the Week: Guillaume Nery base jumping at Dean's Blue Hole, filmed on breath hold by Julie Gautier

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Video of the week: Top 5 Strangest Places to Dive

1.Shi Cheng (Lion City) at Qiandao Lake in Chinahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js_vf...2. Green lake Austriahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ5NF...3. Yonaguni-jima, Japanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ep9P...4. Soviet Prison, Rummuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiJ8N...5. Silfra,...

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Freediving Training Top Tip: Texturised Breathing

During your breathe up you may want to try out a technique called Texturised Breathing. This technique is a simple way to control the speed at which you inhale and exhale, which is especially useful during your breathe up when speed of breathing is used to slow the heart rate down. In The 5...

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