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.
Welcome to The Beginner's Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. We’ve created this guide to help budding Freedivers understand the sport of Freediving and as a reference guide for more experienced divers who want to learn a bit more.
Ever thought about private freediving tuition? Find out the different types of students take freediving lessons and check out 6 complete myths about private freediving courses. You may be surprised!
If you want to learn to Scuba dive, you may not have thought about learning to freedive first. However learning to freedive provides you with the techniques, skills and water confidence to learn how to scuba dive quicker, safer, and with more confidence. Learn more inside.
How to communicate with your freediving buddy is one of the most important skills in safe freediving. In this article we cover how to effectively communicate before and during the dive or breath hold. There's also two videos and gifs showing freediving specific underwater hand signals.
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.
There are several very important facets to freediving, such as the ability to hold your breath for long periods and the proper use of equipment, but in terms of safety and comfort the single most important skill you will need to master is the equalisation of your ears. Here are my top ten equalisation tips.
The Frenzel Technique greatly increases the ability of a freediver to descend deeper, while the fact that you can equalise underwater also lends a sense of safety and comfort while submerged. It can often be the difference between being a good diver and a great one, and while the technique is pretty simple in terms of what you have to do, mastering it can be tricky for many people.
Midweek freediving courses have been offered by Go Freediving for a number of years and are very popular. If you've been thinking about starting freediving or even progressing, but just haven't found the right course, midweek freediving courses may be the answer.
What qualities should you look for from your freediving instructor? Based on feedback from our students, here are the top qualities they looked for.
Learning to equalise is one of the core skills a freediver needs to master in order to maximise performance and enjoyment of freediving. This week's students were treated to a Masterclass in the Frenzel technique from British record holder David Kent.
Freediving should be a logical first step in acquiring the fundamental skills and safety requirements needed to maximise your spearfishing experience. Find out why and how, here.
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?
It is estimated that over 90% of all wetsuit users (so our divers, surfers and other watersport enthusiasts) have peed, or choose to regularly pee, in their wetsuits! So, what are the pros and cons of peeing in your wetsuit, why do we do it and what are the alternatives?
When a student chooses to do a freediving course, while their primary objective in most cases, is to become a safe freediver, they will also be expected to learn how to be a safe freediving buddy too. Any responsible freediver will ensure they have a qualified freeediving buddy with them at all times - one who is trained and able to rescue them from any scenario they might find themselves in, while extending the same level of safety and reassurance in return to their freediving buddy.
As a freediving school, Go Freediving knows what the benefits of freediving are and knows what impact these benefits have on those who choose to embrace freediving as a sport, past-time or, way of life. If you've seen freediving and wondered what the attraction to the sport is, this article may just help!
Welcome to Part Twenty - the final chapter of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. Ever wondered how to turn professional in freediving? If you’re thinking of going 'pro', this chapter explains how to make freediving into a career. It covers competing as a job, as well as teaching, with the pros and cons of instructing and the different models for instructing, either as an individual or as part of a dive centre.
Welcome to Part Nineteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about my favourite subject: food! It looks at the best type of diet for freediving - what foods help and what foods hinder, as well as supplements that can help you hold your breath for longer and recover quicker.
Welcome to Part Eighteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about about the monofin. It looks at the history of the monofin, construction and different types.
Welcome to Part Seventeen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is all about training for recreational freediving. It looks at dry training exercises that you can do at home, including CO2 and O2 tables, fitness training with apnea walking, strength training and yoga, and wet training exercises and games that you can do in a pool.
Go Freediving believes everyone should try freediving at least once, and a freediver course is the perfect way to do this ! Why? Because you will learn in a safe environment, under expert tuition and redefine your limits.
Welcome to Part Sixteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter explores the risks associated with freediving and important considerations for your risk assessment and dive plan.
Welcome to Part Fifteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is a must-read for everyone. It focuses on black outs in freediving - explaining what they are, warning signs and symptoms, how to deal with one in your buddy and how to avoid them taking place at all.
Welcome to Part Fourteen of The Beginner’s Guide to Freediving, the best place to start your freediving journey. If you’re planning to start freediving, this chapter is about finning techniques for freediving - Why you should look at people walking before you start to fin, how a guide line can help with technique, and how to choose the right fins for you.