Top Ten Tips for being a Mermaid from Mermaid Athiraa

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.

2019-08-10T09:20:10+00:00

What Freediving Skills Do You Learn On A Freediving Course?

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.

2019-07-30T10:37:18+00:00

Uba Project Equalisation Tool Review

The Uba Project equalisation tool is an ingenious device to show you how much pressure you need to equalise, but what technique you are using. From the Frenzel equalisation technique, to the mouthfill, constant pressure, reverse packing and more, you can see where you're going right, what needs improvement and can practice at any time away from the water. So how does it work, why do you need one, and is it worth the money? Here's our comprehensive review of the Uba Project equalisation tool.

2019-03-20T10:35:04+00:00

David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – National Pool Freediving Championships

Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! Last time David talked about his training and exercise routine - and made us all exhausted in the process. This week we talk to David about his freediving diet and pre-competition preparation. Find out what he eats and and why eggs don't feature much in his freediving diet! David also talks about how he prepares himself ahead of a competition 

2019-05-17T10:57:59+00:00

David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – Diet

Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! Last time David talked about his training and exercise routine - and made us all exhausted in the process. This week we talk to David about his freediving diet and pre-competition preparation. Find out what he eats and and why eggs don't feature much in his freediving diet! David also talks about how he prepares himself ahead of a competition 

2019-05-17T11:02:48+00:00

David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – Training and Exercises

Last time David talked about his dynamic training and why listening to your body is so important. This week we follow a typical training week in the life of David. We look at the training and exercises he is doing to ensure he is the best form possible for the upcoming competitions. So, if you were thinking about a career change to being an international freediving competitor, then check out the training and exercises David is doing, to see what’s involved.

2019-05-17T11:04:10+00:00

What is Mask Squeeze – And Why Does It Happen?

Whether you freedive or scuba dive, the chances are you heard of, seen, or unfortunately experienced, mask squeeze - or face squeeze as it is sometimes known. Though for anyone who has experienced it, it feels more like a mask suck than a mask squeeze! So what is it and why does it happen?

2018-12-24T09:47:29+00:00