Posts with the tag “breath-hold”
Adaptations we experience in freediving - Part II
October 15th, 2022
Even if a freediver is in the best physical shape possible, if their mind is distracted, if they’re not comfortable with the increased level of pressure or darkness at depth, or they are not confiden...
Freediving: Seeking and Finding Our Limits
August 24th, 2022
I thought the freediving certification would simply teach me how to hold my breath for an impressive amount of time. But it was so much more than that, providing an invaluable lesson in the chemistry ...
The Secret to Deep Freediving: Tips from 3 Female World Record Holders
July 6th, 2022
When we asked the guys how they felt when they dived to their deepest depths we received answers including “focused”, “deep relaxation”, and “joy.” Many freedivers experience different feelings and em...
Looking into the lungs
November 18th, 2021
When I started reading about breath-hold research, I realized that nobody had shown that a breath-holding human could conserve oxygen. There were, however, discussions about oxygen-conserving effects ...
Women in Diving: Zandile Ndhlovu, The Black Mermaid
August 19th, 2020
Zandile Ndhlovu recently became South Africa’s first Black PADI Freediving Instructor. She is based in Johannesburg and completed her qualifying dives at Miracle waters nears Brits. She also started h...
July 3rd, 2020
These are hard economic times for the dive industry. These are hard emotional times for recreational divers too. We don’t want to stop diving, but even places you can drive to, such as the Florida Key...
June 12th, 2019
Freediving instructors will encourage you to push yourself and perform outside of your comfort levels, but you should never feel pressured into doing something you do not want to do....
Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...
Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...
Lung squeeze while freediving FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Immersion pulmonary edema (IPE), is a multifactorial condition, largely a net effect of increased central blood volume, pressures within the chest and, for compressed-gas divers, increased breathing...
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