Freediving Frequently Asked Questions
No learning to freedive is not free. You are free to practice it as no one can stop you from diving whilst holding your breath, but it is highly recommended that you learn how to freedive from a freediving instructor. This is due to the fact that people are unaware of how dangerous this can be when one is not informed and trained. The FREE part of the term freediving refers to the fact that we dive on a single breath free from bulky life-supporting equipment.
No, you cannot, you always need to freedive with a trained and competent buddy. Even if you feel that you can just do it at shallow depth for a short period, you are taking an unnecessary risk and are risking your life.
Extreme sports bring on extreme emotions and a rush of adrenalin. Freediving relies on the exact opposit. You need to be calm and relaxed, have a slow heartbeat, the reason the sport of freediving is deemed dangerous is due to the many tragic and avoidable deaths. People who are not trained and aware of the inherent risks of holding their breath underwater take foolish risks and end up dying, resulting in the sport getting a bad name. Taking a proper freediving course, following the rules, never ever diving alone, and staying within your limits makes freediving one of the safest sports.