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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Freedive International Announce 2nd Thailand Center in Koh Phi Phi

Maya Freediving

Freedive International, the global Freediving school owned and run by multiple Italian record holder Linda Paganelli and former world record holder Lotta Ericsson, has announced a new freediving center has opened up in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand under the name “Maya Freediving”. This increases the number of dive centers to 6 – the original centre […]

Water Born TV – Episode Four “Still Haven”

Water Born

The second series of web TV show “Water Born” has finally officially kicked off with the release of Episode Four called “Still Haven”.  This episode was filmed in Maui with GoPro athletes Damien Leroy & Chuck Patterson who describe their experiences and feelings whilst surfing-above and freediving-below water.  Uniquely the TV Series is filmed exclusively […]

Deja Blue 6 – Day Five Results and Highlights

Deja Blue 6

Day five at  Deja Blue 6 was a pool competition day with an amazing two National Records being set in Dynamic No Fins (DNF) discipline. Highlights from day five: Adriana Brandao (BRA) broke the Brazilian National Record for Women with a Dynamic No Fins (DNF) swim at 102m. Wenjie “Jessea” Lu (China) continued her record […]

Deja Blue 6 – Day Four Results and Highlights

Deja Blue 6

Deja Blue 6 day four and the competition is now over halfway through.  Athletes took to both the ocean and the pool to compete and it seemed a day where many Freedivers decided to compete in Constant Weight No Fins (CNF). Highlights from day four: Tom Gilmore (USA) continues to be a crowd pleasure with […]

Deja Blue 6 – Day Three Results and Highlights

Deja Blue 6

Deja Blue 6 day three saw athletes take a break from depth diving with Static (STA) Apnea in the morning followed by more Dynamic (DYN & DNF) pool work in the evening. Highlights from day three: Tom Gilmore (USA) gave the crowd a great performance with a 6min 33sec breath hold Wenjie “Jessea” Lu (China) […]