Tuesday, June 18, 2024

321FREEDIVE Conference Day 2 Recap

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Day 2 of the 321FREEDIVE Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida featured a variety of freediving topics including competition safety, fitness equipment and more.

Enchante Gallardo, holder of a women’s AIDA continental Free Immersion depth record, kicked off the day with a talk about the Constant Weight with Bifins and her techniques she uses on competition day.

Enchante Galllardo at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Enchante Galllardo at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Immersion Freediving’s Ted Harty talked about how to create a culture of safety in freediving and the things he does to teach people about the importance of not diving alone.

Ted Harty at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Ted Harty at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Dr. Bizo Silva covered pulmonary barotrauma, what happens when the lungs are injured and the risk factors related to it. He also discussed the long-term factors involved with pulmonary barotrauma.

Dr. Bizo Silva at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Dr. Bizo Silva at 321FREEDIVE Conference

DeeperBlue.com founder Stephan Whelan talked about using digital media and marketing to help one’s diving career, covering the various online resources people can access to learn more about the sport.

Stephan Whelan at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Stephan Whelan at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Sean Oakley from Calibre Biometrics talked about his company’s new breathing measurement device and app and how it can be used for freedive training as well as measuring respiratory metrics at home.

Sean Oakley at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Sean Oakley at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Robert King, a former US national freediving record holder and AIDA International president, covered a case study of a recent freediving training accident and the lessons that were learned from it.

Robert King at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Robert King at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Dr. Joe Dituri discussed hyperbaric medicine and decompression sickness. HE also talked about the new tiered system for evaluating DCS as well as his participation in the upcoming NEPTUNE 100 Days Undersea Mission.

Dr. Joe Dituri at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Dr. Joe Dituri at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Jerry Guerra from Neptonics ended the day with a talk about spearfishing safety and equipment. He also went over several tips spearos can use to get better results.

Jerry Guerra at 321FREEDIVE Conference
Jerry Guerra at 321FREEDIVE Conference

Tune in tomorrow for a recap of the final day of the 321FREEDIVE Conference!

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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