When I learnt to freedive I thought I knew a little about the sport, but looking back, I realise now I knew nothing. I just jumped into the (30m) deep end, took a big breath and hoped for the best. However, I was different to most beginner freedivers, I didn’t make five beginner freediving mistakes. Oh no, my mistakes were in double figures…
Freediving with Go Freediving, we hope, is not a one course experience! Our students come and join us from all over the world, with every possible differing background and experience, but with a common goal, to freedive! For myself and my instructors this is both humbling and inspiring! As passionate freedivers ourselves, we hope each student will leave with (at the very least) a new life skill which they can transfer to so many different areas of their lives
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.