Know someone who is visually impaired but you think they’d really dig freediving? Well, some Russian members of the sport’s governing body have developed a course to teach non-sighted divers.

Nikolay Kanivets and Konstantin Borisov figured out the best way to communicate freediving concepts to those who can’t see, and have since provided teaching techniques and a course manual that AIDA will publish.

While developing the course, Kanivets and Borisov discovered something that’s useful even for divers who can see: Blindfolding them tended to result in better dynamic swim times.

For more info, go to the AIDA website or check out the video below.

(Photo credit: Michael Borshchevsky)

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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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