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.

Explore more about Freediving here at DeeperBlue.com.

FreediveUK Offering Mermaid Course

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Can’t get enough of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid?” Love watching professional Mermaid (and friend of DeeperBlue.com) Linden Wolbert‘s educational videos? Well now you can learn to be a mermaid as well as Cornwall, England-based freediving academy FreediveUK is offering a new course that teaches freediving breath-hold techniques as well as diving with an actual mermaid […]

Freedive Gili Seeking New Instructors To Join Team

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Freedive Gili has put out a call for Instructors to join their ultimate “Freediving Lifestyle” school.  Based on the Gili islands just Northwest of Lombok, Indonesia – the Freediving School certainly has a lot to attract potential applicants. Boasting a beautiful tropical island, a dedicated team of instructors and athletes, unlimited depth, a yoga studio […]

Jennifer Lawrence To Star As Audrey Mestre In “The Dive”

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The long awaited James Cameron cinematic version of “The Dive” – the tragic love story of Pipin Ferraras and Audrey Mestre is potentially starting to become a reality.   The film supposedly will chart the story of Pipin and Audrey up to and including the day she died during a No-Limits Freediving record attempt on on […]

Caribbean Freediving Cup Returns To Roatan In May 2015

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The 2015 Caribbean Freediving Cup will be returning to the Honduran island of Roatan and will take place on May 24-31, 2015.  As in previous years World Class athletes such as William Trubridge and Carlos Coste will be competing in what has become a staple on the international Freediving competitive calendar where athletes compete in Free Immersion (FIM), Constant […]

British Freediver Showcases Freediving Live On Prime Time TV

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British Freediver Georgina (George) Miller has been featured live on prime time TV in the UK and been featured in the BBC Show “The One Show” in an 8 minute segment on Freediving. In conjunction with Ian Donald from FreediveUK and Daan Verhoeven, Georgina took to a small transparent tank sitting just outside the front doors of a […]

Italian No Limit Freediving Record-Holder Andrea Zuccari To Host Equalization Workshop

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Italian Freediver Andrea Zuccari will host a freediving workshop next month at the Y-40 pool in Abano-Montegrotto Terme in Padua. The sessions, to be held in English, will take place on February 19 and 20. The main thrust of the course will be the various methods of equalizing the ears, including the Valsalva, Frenzel and […]

Final Few Athlete Spaces Left For “Wimbledon Of Freediving” Competition

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For those of you interested in competing, one of the pinnacle competitions of Freediving is Vertical Blue.  The competition is organised by William Trubridge and is held at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Trubridge has announced on Facebook that there are still 5 place left for the 2015 competition being held between April 27 […]

GoPro Makes Watching Freediving Videos Easy With New Channel On LG Smart TVs

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Like watching freediving videos filmed on GoPro cameras? Well, the company announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the launching of the GoPro Channel app for LG Smart TVs. So if you own an LG Smart TV, you can watch Ashleigh Baird, Erin Magee and Mandy-Rae Krack cavort with humpbacks in […]