There are a number of reasons why learning the correct weighting for freediving is essential, particularly as the weighting you need will change, depending on the environment you are diving in.Finding the correct weighting for freediving depends on factors which include body weight, size and composition, the thickness of your suit, the depth of your dive, the water temperature and whether you are diving in fresh or salt water.
Learning finning techniques on a freediving course is not usually the highest priority students have when they undertake a course with us. Understandably many students are focused on breathing techniques and equalisation. However, as the course progresses they soon realise that efficient, well executed finning techniques can directly impact on their ability to dive longer and deeper and contribute to a far better freediving experience.
Recently, I was honoured to be invited as a guest speaker to talk about freediving in the army and to present an award at the 11th (Royal School of Signals) Signal Regiment annual sports persons dinner and awards evening in Blandford Camp in Dorset.
Go Freediving Club member Hayley Adlam has just been crowned Miss Scuba UK 2019! We are so delighted for her - a true beauty inside and out. We couldn't wait to catch up with her and find out all about the competition.
Breathing techniques are one of the core skills we teach during a RAID Freediving Course. We focus on learning breathing techniques for before and after the dive. So why is it so important?
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.
Many people believe freediving is an extreme sport and therefore not suitable for children. After all, who in their right mind would make their child hold their breath, and then expect them to stay underwater? However freediving is simply breath hold diving, snorkeling without the snorkel and done correctly can be an incredible skill for a child to have.
Advanced Courses in freediving are specifically designed to drive certified entry level freedivers to the next level. Many students are very happy remaining as RAID freedivers, using their newly acquired skills for pleasure, relaxation or even work. But, as with all sports there are those who like to progress - whether to test (or find) their limits or simply as motivation to maintain and improve their skills and techniques. Freediving is no different.Here's what you need to know
Everybody has their favourite books, and within the freediving genre you will find various publications that freedivers turn to again and again for information, motivation or simply the chance to connect with a kindred spirit who lives for being underwater. But which are the best freediving books on the market today?
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.