Relaxation is very important before, during and after your freedive. You can achieve a more comfortable and deeper freedive, and a longer breath-hold if you are more relaxed. Experienced freedivers are able to expertly relax their body and mind underwater. This results in a slower production of carbon dioxide which in turn delays the urge to breathe and any related discomfort.

As a beginner freediver:

  • Focus on relaxation before, during and after a breath-hold or freedive.
  • Always freedive in a comfortable state and surface even before you feel the urge to breathe.
  • End your freedive immediately should you experience the urge to breathe.
  • Remember that progress in freediving involves making consistent and conservative freedives.
  • Never push yourself to the limit.

Freediving is a great feeling and a big accomplishment. Learning this skill has never been easier! Just hit the link below to get taught with good care and guidance.

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Vassilis is a passionate and knowledgable freediving and spearfishing trainer.

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