Turn professional in freediving – How to do it

Welcome to Part Twenty - the final chapter of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. Ever wondered how to turn professional in freediving? If you’re thinking of going 'pro', this chapter explains how to make freediving into a career. It covers competing as a job, as well as teaching, with the pros and cons of instructing and the different models for instructing, either as an individual or as part of a dive centre.

Diet For Freediving

Welcome to Part Nineteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about my favourite subject: food! It looks at the best type of diet for freediving - what foods help and what foods hinder, as well as supplements that can help you hold your breath for longer and recover quicker.

Using a Monofin for Freediving

Welcome to Part Eighteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about about the monofin. It looks at the history of the monofin, construction and different types.

Training for Recreational Freediving

Welcome to Part Seventeen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about training for recreational freediving. It looks at dry training exercises that you can do at home, including CO2 and O2 tables, fitness training with apnea walking, strength training and yoga, and wet training exercises and games that you can do in a pool.

Risks Associated with Freediving

Welcome to Part Sixteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter explores the risks associated with freediving and important considerations for your risk assessment and dive plan.

Freediving on Britain’s Secret Seas

Britain's Secret Seas is BBC television series that celebrates the coastline of Great Britain. In the episode 'The Power of the East' we watch explorer Paul Rose and his team exploring the waters around The Farne Islands, joined by Go Freediving's Emma Farrell as she freedives to demonstrate the similarities between seals and humans. Find out more and watch the episode for a limited time here!

Black Outs in Freediving

Welcome to Part Fifteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is a must-read for everyone. It focuses on black outs in freediving - explaining what they are, warning signs and symptoms, how to deal with one in your buddy and how to avoid them taking place at all.

Finning Techniques for Freediving

Welcome to Part Fourteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is about finning techniques for freediving - Why you should look at people walking before you start to fin, how a guide line can help with technique, and how to choose the right fins for you.

How to do the Perfect Duck Dive for Freediving

Welcome to Part Thirteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter covers describes how to achieve the perfect duck dive for freediving, why the perfect duck dive is essential and how to do one with minimal effort. Read about each stage and how to put it all together for the perfect duck dive.

Weighting Yourself Correctly for Freediving

Welcome to Part Twelve of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter covers weighting yourself correctly for freediving, what sort of weighting we need for different freediving disciplines and water temperatures, plus how to set your point of neutral buoyancy for performance and safety.