FREEDIVING: Interview with professional mermaid Linden Wolbert

Posted by - 23rd June 2017

Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans chatted to Linden Wolbert, who has found fame as one of the most-successful professional mermaids in the business, but how did she get started?   Q: When did you first get into freediving? A: I learned about the sport of freediving in 2004, tried a monofin for the first time

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Dahab freedivers hosts Homar Leuci for freediving workshop

Posted by - 23rd June 2017

Freedivers who want to improve their relaxation and deep diving should head to Dahab in Egypt between 1-4 July, as Dahab Freedivers is hosting a four-day workshop on new breathing patterns as well as diving in the world-famous Blue Hole with Italian CMAS World Champion Homar Leuci. Homar Leuci is the current CMAS world champion in Constant Weight (-104m) and has just

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Crowdfunding for new Octopus freediving lanyard

Posted by - 20th June 2017

  Pascal Berger of Switzerland-based Octopus released an innovative noseclip in 2016 to critical acclaim, and now he is back with a new product – a freediving lanyard. A competitive deep freediver on the international circuit for a long time, he never found a lanyard he was totally happy with, so he decided to create

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America’s Cup sailors undertake freediving training

Posted by - 8th June 2017

You would not expect that learning freediving would factor that highly in the arduous training undertaken by professional sailors, but the physical performance manager for the US team in the America’s Cup believes it all helps to get to the peak of fitness. Craig McFarlane compiled a tough mental and physical training regimen for the

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FREEDIVING: Freediving charter company in the Adriatic

Posted by - 2nd June 2017

An exciting new sailing and freediving charter concept has been launched in Croatia, offering unforgettable experiences in some of the most-spectacular waters of the world. These trips incorporate freediving courses and training, spearfishing adventures, yoga, SUP, great food and all around fun, all while sailing around on a fleet of truly amazing and luxurious sailboats or catamarans. The team

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FREEDIVING: Go Pro in Indo with Freedive Flow

Posted by - 29th May 2017

Indonesia-based Freedive Flow have announced a new three-week intense instructor course, consisting of one week of intensive training, and then a ten-day instructor course and certification under both AIDA and PADI. The lead Instructor Trainer at Freedive Flow is Oli Christen, the author of the AIDA Education Materials and a member of the worldwide PADI Freediver Advisory Board.

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Sara Campbell launches fourth online freediving course

Posted by - 23rd May 2017

World Champion freediver Sara Campbell continues to launch her online series of courses called Yoga for Freediving, with the fourth course – Training and Performance – going up online recently. Training and Performance reveals how understanding your body and the natural laws of adaptation will help you create a training schedule and strategy which gives you optimal progression

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Wonder drug opens up freediving for all

Posted by - 1st April 2017

Who remembers Obirah? This was the substance developed by scientists in the Arctic Circle to combat alcoholism, but which – as a side-effect – absorbed inert gases and thus completely removed the effects of narcosis. It was flash-frozen into pellet-shaped tablets, and by simply chewing on one prior to a dive, you could happily descend

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Dance from the Deep

Posted by - 21st March 2017

  Just when you thought you’d heard everything… After underwater dining, underwater weddings, underwater pumpkin carving and even underwater music festivals, now we’ve got an underwater dance event (Dance from the Deep), which aims to shine a spotlight on the monster amounts of plastic currently threatening the world’s oceans. This bizarre event, scheduled for October

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