FREEDIVING DISCIPLINES

‘Freediving’ is quite a general term, which encompasses ‘anything we do underwater while holding our breath’

We use various types of equipment, allowing use to perform different styles of descent and ascent.

Below are the details of the 8 most common types of free diving disciplines:

OCEAN DISCIPLINES (x5)

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• CONSTANT WEIGHT (WITH FINS)
Bi-fins or monofin used for descent & ascent

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• CONSTANT WEIGHT (NO FINS)
Arm & leg strokes used for descent & ascent (without the use of fins)

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• FREE IMMERSION
Pulling down and up a rope using only arms

• VARIABLE WEIGHT
Weighted sled brings diver down, diver then makes their own way back up to surface using either fins, or just arm and leg strokes (no fins)

• NO LIMITS
Weighted sled brings diver down, inflated bag/ balloon brings diver back up to surface

POOL DISCIPLINES (x3)

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• DYNAMIC (WITH FINS)
Bi-fins or monofin used to swim longest distance in a pool (underwater laps)

• DYNAMIC (NO FINS)
Arm & leg strokes used to swim longest distance in a pool (underwater laps), without the assistance of fins

• STATIC APNEA
Breath-hold in a pool without movement

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