Freediving

Freediving is a form of diving that requires a diver to breath-hold (also known as Apnea) and is one of the first forms of water based sport known.

Freediving can be practiced both as a recreational sport where divers enjoy the sights and sounds of the underwater world for enjoyment or, in more recent years, competitively as a sport in both team and individual based competitions as well as individual World Records in specific disciplines governed by international bodies such as AIDA or CMAS.

Freediving Education and Training has become common-place as the sport has evolved and concentrates on ensuring diver safety as well as more advanced techniques of breath-hold.

A limited amount of equipment is used for Freediving including mask, snorkel, weight belt, wetsuit and bi-fins or monofin.

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Water Born TV – Episode Three “To Give Is To…”

Water Born TV

The new Web Series “Water Born” has had an amazing response.  As a reminder Water Born is a new web series that explores some of the world’s most unique underwater destinations alongside renowned freedivers – Kirk Krack, Shell Eisenberg and Ren Chapman – on a journey of creative passion and the goal of producing mesmerizing visual […]

The Countdown for Trubridge Begins

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It is T-minus 18+ days for William Trubridge. That is the amount of time he has left in order to prepare, mentally and physically, for his next world record attempt of 102 meters in the freediving discipline of constant weight no-fins (CNF). On December 3rd at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas, the Kiwi athlete […]

Apnea Diver App Released For iOS

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A new iOS app has been released that helps the freediver, spearfishing enthusiast or heck, anyone who wants to improve their aerobic performance. The Apnea Diver app features a series of static training tables that the developers claim, if practiced three to four times per week with a buddy, could increase the capacity of one’s […]

Water Born TV – Episode Two “And Here We Must Run”

Water Born TV

The new Web Series “Water Born” has been a real hit.  Episode One has been watched over 32,000 times since it’s release last week.  As a reminder Water Born is a new web series that explores some of the world’s most unique underwater destinations alongside renowned freedivers – Kirk Krack, Shell Eisenberg and Ren Chapman – […]

Freediving and Biomimetic Propulsion

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Freediving represents one of the most natural of sports, where humans attempt to push the limits of depth and diving apnea. Diving by humans emulates the performance of the more aquatically adapted marine mammals. Although the records set by competitive freedivers are impressive, they are far from the extremes set by marine mammals. These aquatic […]

Mateusz Malina Sets World Record in Dynamic No-Fins

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Yesterday in Brno, Czech Republic a World Record was born. Matuesz Malina of Poland achieved a tremendous first for himself and for his country, as he successfully completed a dynamic no-fins dive of 226 meters on a single breath. (Malina, takes the current world record from Croatian Goran Colak, who set the previous record in […]