David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – Freediving Competitions in Dahab

Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! In David's last diary entry David talked about his training in Dahab and how he was enjoying finessing skills. This time we speak with David immediately following his first depth competition of 2019. He took part in the Blue Ocean Mini Comp on the 5th April and did a 52 constant weight with bi-fins dive and got a white card for a clean performance.

2019-04-25T17:53:49+01:00

David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – Freediving Training in Dahab

Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! This week we're in Dahab! Well, David is! He is there for some serious training ahead of two upcoming competitions in Dahab - the mini competition on 5th April and then the Dahab Championships 25th - 29th April. Also David has received some awesome news: He has made the GB for the world champs in Nice in Sept for FIM and CWT! Well done, David!

2019-04-25T18:00:09+01:00

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+01:00

David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary – Black Outs in Freediving Competitions

Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor! Last time we looked at the venue and competition schedule for David's first competition this year. This time we learn about David's first ever black out - how it happened and what he has learned from it.

2019-03-18T10:20:49+01:00

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+01:00

Equalisation Aid For Freedivers – Otovent Dive

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Otovent as a method of improving equalisation so imagine how pleased I was to discover Otovent had recently launched an Otovent equalisation aid for freedivers and scuba divers called Otovent Dive.

2018-12-24T09:49:54+01:00