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Instructor uses equalising tool

Equalising for freediving

Equalisation is a relatively big topic in freediving. From beginners equalisation all the way to advanced, covering movements, air shift techniques, control of certain and specific structures / doors, it comes with good reason. And whilst certain air shift techniques may come ‘naturally’ to some, most freedivers will eventually get stuck at some point. For

Oxygen Advantage book cover

The Oxygen Advantage for Freedivers

The Oxygen advantage is perhaps one of those books beginner freedivers (as well as experienced and especially instrucors) should pick up after completing their first course. Granted, much of what the author Patrick McKeown writes about is already mostly understood by freedivers, but there are some other specific gasses and chemicals, such as EPO and

Two freedivers relaxing for static in salt pans

Static Apnea: Holding your breath in the pool

In 2013, the most decorated female freediver ever, Natalia Molchanova, set a static apnea record at 9 minutes 2 seconds at the Individual AIDA Pool World Championships as a group of spectators were watching in awe. It was her third world record of the championships and the first time any woman had held her breath

How do Freedivers hold their breath?

A simple explanation on how humans are able to extend their breath hold time, enabling us to dive without the aid of Breathing Apparatus (BA). Before we start, I suggest you read this. There are a couple of things you need to understand; oxygen (o2), Carbon Dioxide (Co2) and relaxation. Oxygen (o2) and Carbon Dioxide