Tag Archive: freedive

Jul 30

Team USA to Battle for Gold at Freediving World Championships

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“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything,”- Harry S. Truman   And so we send our American freedive team to battle the top athletes in the world for a chance at victory. On Sept. 7 six athletes, three men …

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Jul 17

Freediving Rule #1: Be Nice to Your Ears

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The Issue One of the most limiting factors for freedivers is the inability to equalize at depth.  One of the most limiting factors for the freedive instructor is to teach students to equalize.  To some degree, the process of equalization, or making the pressure on both sides of the eardrum the same, is obscure.  Independent …

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Jul 10

Ways to Screw Up a Freedive- Part 1

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It was the first day of the Deja Blue III competition and I was on my way down to 81 meters/266 feet, a new National Record and personal best and the dive felt great. I relaxed and my ears, which had been giving me grief for a few days prior to this record attempt, finally …

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Jun 29

An Ode to Freediving Safety Divers

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I woke up this morning to find that I’m a whole year older than I was yesterday morning. Funny how that happens. I turn 28 today and find myself looking back at the past few years and all the time I’ve spent in the water with a variety of awesome divers and realize that it’s …

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Jun 25

A Photographic Whale Encounter Story- by Grant Hogan

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Jun 22

Teenage Spearo Survives Spear to the Brain

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16-year-old Yasser Lopez, of Miami, FL, survived a major spearfishing accident in which his friend accidentally shot him in the head with a speargun on June 8. Lopez is now recovering from surgery and removal of the spear, but is able to speak and has no memory of the incident, doctors said. For more information …

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Jun 20

The Danger of Danger and Fear in Freediving

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“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 14

Team USA to Go to World Championship

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It’s that time again!  The Olympic Games are upon us.  We are filling our hearts and homes with national pride (despite our differing nationalities) and will soon be sitting at our kitchen tables with a schedule of the Games and a highlighter, sure to catch every promising athletic moment we have waited for the last …

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Jun 05

Do Freediving Blackouts Cause Brain Damage?

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I recently wrote a post where I mentioned that blackouts “don’t cause brain damage,” and after some discussion I realize that I have been simplifying a very complicated topic regarding freediving and the associated physiology and research. In response to this I wanted to take a closer look at the results of blackout and the …

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May 29

A Comedic Look at No-Fins Diving by Grant Hogan

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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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