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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RAID Freediving Brings On Board Top UK Instructor Trainer

Emma Farrell Go Freediving

RAID, the innovative online diving agency, has brought on Emma Farrell as one of it’s Freediving Instructor Trainers.  Emma, through her company Go Freediving, is the UK’s leading Freediving Course provider and from 1st March is offering RAID Freediver, Advanced Freediver, Master Freediver and Freediving Professional courses to students in the UK and abroad including […]

Herbert Nitsch Returns To Teach Freediving In Maldives

Herbert Nitsch Ken Kiriyama Maldives

Herbert Nitsch, the Austrian World Record Holding Freediver nicknamed “The Flying Fish”, is returning to Freediving to help teach a course in the Maldives in the last two weeks of April 2015..  Pairing up with Japanese-Danish Freediver Ken Kiriyama, the pair will jointly host the event at the ward-winning luxury resort Sonoma Fushi in the Maldives. […]

AIDA Looking For Judge Applications For 2015 Individual Pool World Championships

AIDA International Logo Large

This year AIDA is hosting the Individual Pool World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia from 19th to 28th June.  An important part of the process is asking for and choosing the judges for the competition.  AIDA, the governing body, has put out a request for judges to send in their applications by 11th March 2015 to […]

Emma Farrell To Give Freediving Lecture At Top UK University

Emma Farrell

Emma Farrell, UK based GoFreediving’s Head Instructor and author of  One Breath – a Reflection on Freediving, is giving a free public lecture at Leeds University in the UK as part of the ‘Extreme Physiology’ module of the Human Physiology degree on Monday 23rd February at 1pm. She’ll be talking about her experiences and passion […]

Issue 5 of Freedive Magazine Now Available

Freedive Magazine Issue 5

The fifth issue of Freedive Magazine, the quarterly digital Freediving Magazine is out now. Issue 5 is packed full of freediving stories, photos and training tips from top freedivers including Sara Campbell and Mateusz Malina. Herbert Nitsch brings us part two of ‘My 253 metre Dive’ as he explains his recovery from severe decompression sickness. […]

British Freediver Rebecca Coales Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For World Championships

Rebecca Coales

Crowdfunding is all the rage these days but still relatively new to the Freediving world.  This hasn’t stopped Rebecca Coales, 5 time British National Freediving Champion, seeking a modest £1,150 ($1,800) to allow her to train and gain entry to the 2015 AIDA Pool World Championships in Belgrade this summer. The funding she is asking […]