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Freediving - The Largest Growing Diving Sport Today

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 123

Why freediving?

There is nothing new about freediving, it has probably existed as long as mankind. Originally of course it was done for survival, such as gathering food. In modern days this is not necessary anymore since we can buy what we need in the supermarket. But more and more people are re-embracing the idea of freediving, for completely different reasons than survival...For pleasure and fun!

Just imagine the beautiful underwater scenarios you so easily can enjoy while freediving. The amazing colors of tropical fish and corals can be enjoyed without having to go deep. The truth is that the colors are most amazing above 10m.

In addition of this, you can experience a deep feeling of relaxation while freediving, that can be hard to find in today's hectic life. Many freedivers actually freedive mainly for this reason, to find this inner feeling of relaxation. The silence, the weightlessness and the slow movements all add to this intense feeling.

Besides freediving in the sea, freediving is done in lakes and quarries where there might not be much to see, but the feeling it can give you is still amazing.

Freediving as a challenge

If the beauty and relaxation is not enough motivation to freedive, maybe competition is. There are several different competitive disciplines in freediving. Some of course conducted in the open waters such as seas, lakes and quarries, but there are also pool disciplines.

Dive or swim with or without fins, or just hold your breath and relax. You compete against other, but always mainly against yourself. Just as any other sport, the more you practice the better you get and the easier it becomes.

Pool Freediving as a tool

Pool freediving is a great tool to stay in shape and prepare for open water freediving. Even if a person's main aim is to travel to warm destinations to enjoy the beauty of the sea, it can be both beneficial and fun to train freediving in the pool regularly.

This makes freediving an all year around sport that is accessible anywhere in the world. Freediving is something that everyone can enjoy and take part in anywhere in the world, no matter if you do it to enjoy the nature, find relaxation, explore you limits or compete.

Remember!! One thing is always important to remember though, never freedive alone. Learn the basics from professionals by doing a proper Freediving course and always stay within yours and your buddy's limits. This way Freediving will become a very safe activity!


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