When people find out I am a freediver, they first ask me how long I can hold my breath, and then how deep I can dive. After they have expressed shock and have shaken their heads, they usually say ‘I could never do that' and proceed to recite a number of complete myths about freediving. I then have to make a detailed rebuttal of their beliefs, and explain that ANYONE could achieve what I have.
On 22nd - 23rd February 2020, follow the amazing success last year, the second annual Go Diving Show will take place at the Richoh Arena, Coventry.The Go Diving Show promises to be even bigger and better than last year, with four stages.
In a recent press release the Royal Navy announced the SETT Tank in Gosport was closing. I look back at how I discovered the SETT tank and reflect on the amazing times I had there.
Ever wondered what to buy a freediver for Christmas? Well believe it or not socks and gloves are always welcome - just not the woolly kind! Check out these fab gifts for under £20, here!
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.
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?
Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! In David’s last diary entry David talked about his final preparations for the Dahab Freediving Championships. This time we talk to him post competition and hear about the highs and lows of the event.
Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor!In David's last diary entry David talked about his his first depth competition of 2019 in the Blue Ocean Mini Comp in Dahab. This time we talk to him about his latest fitness equipment, how he is avoiding over training and how he is trying to maintain his body weight.
In August 2018 one company - Reef Design Labs led by designer Alex Goad took 3D printing to a whole new level and 3D printed and installed a coral reef called MARS (Modular Artificial Reef Structure) in the Maldives. Find out why this could be game-changing it the protection of our planet's coral.