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Moderator of r/freediving

Welcome to a new Sunday post where you can share & discuss what freediving, training, or other things that have helped get you through the last week.

The aim is to introduce others to new ways of thinking, approaching training in a new way or bringing up old basic techniques that still work the best and more.

Thanks for participating! Any questions, please message your helpful mods.

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Welcome to Freediving Thursday Photos! This is your place to share your freediving pics. Brag about your great local reef, snorkel session, new depth! Show off your vacation freediving pics or your local pool sessions.

Thanks for participating! Any questions, please message your helpful mods.

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So I started diving more this summer and I can do about 15 meters with fins, what exercises can I do to improve my depth and overall skills? Note: I’m 14 if that helps

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I'm looking for a freediving buoy that's good for free immersion. I like the Molchanov buoy but it's quite expensive. I want something that is very buoyant so it will sink minimally during my ascent for free immersion.

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Freedive watch rankings http://www.freedive-earth.com/gear/ranking/spearfishing-freediving-watches

Freedive watch finder tool http://www.freedive-earth.com/gear/compare/spearfishing-freediving-watches

If you are looking for inspiration or a watch that has specific requirements, check out these tools.

Over 20 freedive watches where you can search by price, specific dive features, etc.

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Hi everyone, I recently got into freediving and I’m looking for a sub 400$ diving computer

All I need it to do is show the following 1- Max depth 2- Current depth 3- Dive duration 4- Water temperature

Thanks!

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So I'm pretty new to freediving and I want to invest in a good pair of fins. How likely is carbon-fiber to break if I launch off and come back into a rocky shore?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aquabionic-abs-binding-system-for-diving-fins-sports-toys#/

Would these be good for diving? I'm skeptical because they're expensive and it's an indiegogo campaign but the shoes would really help, especially when I'm standing on the rocks.

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I'm looking to buy my first freediving fins. After looking a bit it seems like the Mako fins are quite the attractive option. Affordable, and they look like they're of decent quality.

I just wanted to know if you folk have first hand experience with them. I was going to go either with the Freedive Hunter or Competition Freediver II.

I'm driving right next to their shop so it would be neat if I could pick some up on the way.

Unrelated -- Does anyone use a Mako wetsuit? I'm not looking to buy one immediately but it's nice to know what's on the market.

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So, i'm pretty new to this, and idk how you overcome the urge to breathe, i relax, do the 1-2 glide 1-2 glide, thing, and when i do get the urge to breathe, i can keep going a bit more, then i get these things in my chest/stomach, like the muscles are contracting, telling me that i need breath, after like 2 or 3 of those, my legs feel weird, anything i need to do to get over that feeling?

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Im 1,85m tall and 90kg weight. I dont wear a suit. How much should i carry ? Pool is 1,8m deep so i think depth is around 1,50-1,60 of dive

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I took a class at Blue Immersion SS1 and was wondering how to find other newbies or more experienced divers to train and do fun dives with around the island?

IE: Not taking more paid courses etc.

Best way to find others?

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Hello Fam,

title says everything.

This is how the Apnea table is Structured:

  • Breath up sitting or laying down to simulate the comfort of the breathe up at the surface when freediving.
  • Take a last breath (do not exaggerate, you need to be comfortable) and stand up. Standing up will simulate the duck dive from a constant weight dive.
  • Climb stairs for 15 seconds, it will simulate the swimming down part of a constant weight freedive.
  • Hold for 15 seconds to simulate the freefall part of the dive.
  • Climb stairs for 30 seconds to simulate the ascent from the freedive.
  • Sit again and breathe to simulate the arrival at the buoy at the end of the freedive.

So i need a Timer for: 1. Breath 2. descent 3. freefall. 4.ascent

it should also be able to do more repetitions.

Does anyone have an advice here ?

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The tops of my toes get really sore after an hour of swimming. I think there's too much pressure on my toes rather than the rest of my foot. I don't think it's because the fins are too big, they are 3 sizes smaller than my shoes.

I should clarify the context: I play underwater rugby once a week for 1 hour. It might not be the same as freediving but I couldn't find a better sub for this question. I've been lurking here for a while and you guys seem very knowledgeable!

I'm using these fins

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Moderator of r/freediving

Welcome to a new Sunday post where you can share & discuss what freediving, training, or other things that have helped get you through the last week.

The aim is to introduce others to new ways of thinking, approaching training in a new way or bringing up old basic techniques that still work the best and more.

Thanks for participating! Any questions, please message your helpful mods.

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Newbie freediver here.

I haven’t taken lessons and don’t intend to in the coming months. I eventually will, it’s just the timing isn’t in my favor.

I can dive pretty deep with regular snorkel fins (30-40 feet) and it isn’t that difficult. I tried on long fins for the first time and practiced at the pool.

Is there normally an adjustment period for long fins? I’m currently using the Cressi Gara 3000 ld

Edit: my first time using the long fins felt difficult, and I felt like I couldn’t hold my breath as long.

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Moderator of r/freediving

Welcome to Freediving Thursday Photos! This is your place to share your freediving pics. Brag about your great local reef, snorkel session, new depth! Show off your vacation freediving pics or your local pool sessions.

Thanks for participating! Any questions, please message your helpful mods.

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I've been loosely practicing my way towards freediving and hit a personal best yesterday with a passive breath hold of 3:15 and my pb active hold of 1:30! I know it's not vood in some comparisons, but it was a landmark moment in feeling my body convulse and pushing through it.

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Posted byu/[deleted]9 days ago

Why does my ears pop and feel pain pressure when I attempt to dive even in the pool? I used to dive in the pool and now I cant do that anymore! one time it popped and alot of water entered my ears.

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