Sunday, July 21, 2024

Kristina Zvaritch

Kris is an AIDA/Molchanovs Freediving Instructor, freelance copywriter, and one of the founders of SaltyMind Freediving on the little island of Xiao Liuqiu, Taiwan. She has written 100+ articles centered around freediving for and co-authored the Molchanovs Wave 4 - Competitive Freediving manual. When Kris isn't writing or teaching freediving, you can find her floating on a wave at the beach or struggling to learn Mandarin on land.

The Hidden Politics of Freediving Exposed: AIDA, Taiwan, and China

Our 6-month investigation uncovers the hidden politics of freediving, including leaked e-mails, documents, and private messages between AIDA International, AIDA Taiwan, AIDA China, and the Chinese government.

Review: Fourth Element’s RF2 Freediving Wetsuit

We take a closer look at Fourth Element's new 6/5/4mm freediving wetsuit - the RF2.

Review Extra: Fourth Element Aquanaut Freediving Mask

Check out the newest freediving mask from Fourth Element - the Aquanaut!

What is Deep Freediving?

Find out the current deep freediving records, risks that deep depths pose to freedivers, and more

What is the Freediving World Record for Holding Your Breath

Every wondered what the world record for holding your breath is? Discover the AIDA, CMAS, and Guinness World Records for breath-holding that freedivers have set.

12 Ways to Prepare for Your First Freediving Course

Preparing for your first freediving course? Check out 12 things you can do to get ready!

Review: Garmin Descent Mk2s Dive Computer – Freediving Perspectives

We take a dive with Garmin's new Descent Mk2s and check out its dive computer/smartwatch/fitness tracking features.

5 Spectacular Countries in Asia to Train Deep Freediving

Start dreaming of your next deep freediving training vacation in Asia!

The 2021 Freediver Christmas Gift Guide

We unwrap our top freediving gifts for the 2021 Christmas season!

Easy 3-Part Guide To Watching A Freediving Depth Competition – Part 3: Medical Team, Safety Team, and Organizers

Finish off the third part of our three-part guide to watching a freediving competition with background info on the safety team, medical team, and organizers!

Easy 3-Part Guide To Watching A Freediving Depth Competition – Part 2: The Competition

Part two of our guide on how to watch a depth freediving competitions covers competition organization, the dive itself, and how athletes are judged.

Easy 3-Part Guide to Watching a Freediving Depth Competition – Part 1: Need-to-Know Terms

Planning on watching a freediving competition? Knowledge is power! Prepare yourself with our three-part guide, starting with part one, which details fundamental terms used in freediving and in competitions.

Gym Training for Freediving

Check out our list of gym workouts to supplement your freediving training

The Growing Trend of Using Freediving to Become A Mermaid – Interview with Mermaid Odessa

We interview Odessa Bugarin, a professional mermaid and 4x Philippine freediving national record holder, about how freediving relates to mermaiding.

7 Tips for Conducting a Static Freediving Session

Has it been a while since your last freediving certification course? Check out our refresher on proper static safety for your training sessions!