I am often told (usually, I must admit, a coach of a “certain age”) that unlike, for example, football, where any professional over the age of 30 needs to think about retirement, freedivers get better with age.
How Age Affects Freediving Success
Anyone who knew the late Natalia Molchanova, who at the age of 56 was truly invincible, set world records in every discipline, it would be difficult to disagree. Ever since I heard that Pascal Berger from Switzerland calls himself the representative of the “young generation”, I’ve been intrigued by what Continue reading
Discussions about freediving safety in competitions are always evolving, but what about safety during training?
We may not dive to the same depths as the top freediving athletes, but this does not exclude the possibility of a blackout or samba, which means applying all the necessary measures that make diving not only as pleasant as possible, but also safe. Safety should always be the number one task for every freediver, but, unfortunately, it is often not taken seriously enough, especially by novice divers.
Below are 7 important tips to help you avoid common mistakes and improve the safety of your workouts.
Deep Freediving Training
1. Never dive alone
The most important rule of freediving, which is constantly talked about at every freediving course, and no matter what your level of diving.
Choose an experienced partner. Ideally, your level or higher. A partner must know the principles of insurance, how to react in case of samba or blackout and how to provide first aid.
Remember and practice this important skill periodically during your workouts. Continue reading
Today freediving is becoming an increasingly popular hobby. A hunting method that has been practiced since ancient times, which people practiced in the very distant past, is undergoing a revival today as an exciting activity and is often referred to as the most rapidly developing water sport in the world.
If you are a scuba diver (scuba diver), and prefer to breathe underwater rather than hold your breath, freediving can still be very useful for you. Some of the skills gained in freediving training can be very useful when scuba diving, will help you become a more professional and confident diver.
1. Freediving will teach you basic skills before scuba diving.
The experience of holding a breath dive before starting scuba diving is a big plus for the future diver. At the time of the emergence of scuba diving as a sport, the possession of basic freediving skills was a prerequisite before starting a training course. Continue reading