Freediving in a quarry often conjures up images of clambering over awkward rock faces and dodgy barbed wire so that you can reach an uninspiring (and often very unsafe) expanse of water that has become the local dumping ground for fly-tippers, and for some reason, shopping trolleys. Find out why approved diving certified quarries are fast gaining popularity as teaching venues for freediving.
Earlier this year we reached out and asked you to get in touch if you used freediving in the course of your work. In this article we speak to Linda Ågren, also known as Mermaid Athiraa. Linda was born in Southern Sweden in 1989, which just so happened to be the very same year that Disney’s The Little Mermaid premiered.
Small freediving classes are one of the many things our students look for when booking freediving courses with us. Here are five reasons small group learning is so beneficial.
David is off again! This time to Kalamata, Greece. But before he went, he gave us the low down on his recent victory at the BFA National Depth Championship in Chepstow at the Double Dip.
The freediving skills and techniques we teach on our courses have been specifically selected to ensure a thorough, safe and enjoyable course can be experienced by everyone, regardless of previous experience, ability, age, confidence and any other miriad of variables our students may present to us.
We did it! Or rather, our AMAZING, AMAZING Go Freediving instructors David Mellor and Tom Elliott truly 'did the double' at the Chepstow freediving Double Dip competition! Two Winners! We're so unbelievably proud of them! David took first place and was crowned UK Depth Freediving Champion. And Tom grabbed second place!
David is back in the UK! You may have seen him teaching recently on some of our courses! So what else has he been doing in preparation for the next competition - the SaltFree Double Dip Freediving Competition? We find out!
What qualities should you look for from your freediving instructor? Based on feedback from our students, here are the top qualities they looked for.
As a business I hire out A LOT of wetsuits. Of course, I ensure all of my wetsuits are kept clean and well maintained, but as with all wetsuits there comes a time when patching and fixing a suit is no longer viable and they have to be replaced. The question is, what do I do with the old ones? Recycling wetsuits is an option, but with so many ways to do it, which should I choose?
Inland freediving courses have been increasing in popularity (particularly in the UK), and with good reason. Gone are the days when inland freediving involved jumping into a murky quarry, void of any marine life with poor visibility and only the remnants of a rusty shopping trolley to explore! Find out why we think they provide the best learning environment for students.