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.
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.