Tag Archive: Freediving Courses

Oct 05

Avoiding Freediving Faux Pas

Freediving, like so many other small communities, has a culture, a style and yes, even a language of its own. And while the freediving world can be very tight-knit, it’s also very welcoming to newcomers and other explorers of the ocean. But if you really want to break into the freediving community, it’s always important …

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Jun 20

The Danger of Danger and Fear in Freediving


“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.” – Bohdi (Point Break, 1991)   What do I know about danger? Well, for starters I’m a man. I’ve spent a good amount of time doing dangerous things. Most times I’ve taken calculated risks that place me in danger. Other times it’s …

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Jun 19

The 10 Commandments of Freediving

Freediving buddy

Inspired by a recent episode of my favorite radio show, “This American Life” hosted by Ira Glass, I have created my own digestible list of commandments related to our favorite sport.  Ren downloads episodes of this show for me to listen to while we are sailing.  What a swell fella! Never dive alone Obvious right?  …

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Jun 01

How Freedivers Take a Breath

Grant Hogan Breathes

In and out, right? That’s all there is to it? Ha! And you thought you already knew how to breathe! One of the biggest revelations I had when I took my first freediving class was that I’d been breathing all wrong. My “biggest” breath was less than half of what I eventually learned to get …

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May 29

A Comedic Look at No-Fins Diving by Grant Hogan


I canʼt count the number of times Iʼve been asked why I choose to dive almost exclusively without fins. Typically I answer confusing questions like this one with blank faced stares or pose questions of my own, like the classic, “Why not?” Generally these tactics donʼt make much in the way of conversation so Iʼve …

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May 17

Stay Alive Freediving

james alexander

Yet another freediver has died while recreationally diving in late April of this year. 24-year-old James Alexander blacked out while diving with his brother off Solomon Bay in the US Virgin Islands. You can read the full story here.  Though this story and those like it are terribly sad and tragic, they’re depressingly common. I …

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Mar 11

Freediving Courses- DOs and DONTs For Your First Class

Omer C4

Maybe you’re new to freediving or maybe you’ve been doing it for years, but for most divers atteniding their first freedive course it can be a little nerve racking. You’ll ask yourself questions like, “What if I’m the worst one there?” “What if I can’t do it?” or “What if I don’t have the right …

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