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Hawaii Free Diving Video: Best Free Diving Course

 

Lots of people come to our Islands for scuba diving.  I’ve noticed a BIG interest in free diving (diving without scuba gear – just holding your breath).  It’s physically very challenging, but healthy people who are decent swimmers can learn the basic techniques of free diving in a couple of days training.  Just below I’ll show you a  Hawaii free diving video.  The best free diving course information is just below the video.

Hawaii Free Diving Video

 


Best Free Diving Course Hawaii

WHAT’S THE DEAL?

Hold your breath for three minutes and descend 20 metres on a single breath of air.

WHERE’S IT AT?

The mammalian dive reflex is the mechanism aquatic mammals, such as seals and dolphins, use to dive underwater: Heart rates slow, blood is shunted to vital organs and the lungs fill with plasma on deep dives. The same effect, to a lesser degree, is known to exist in humans, a vestige from our earliest ancestors. Freedivers, or breath-hold divers, train to maximize this effect. The world record for a static breath hold is more than 11 minutes and the deepest unassisted dive on a single breath is 124 metres.

Free Diving Course In Kona

Head to Kona, Hawaii, in February and book on a three-day Basic Freediver course by Performance Freediving.

You’ll learn the physiology of the dive reflex and how to amplify it using stretching exercises, breathing techniques that build tolerance to low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide, and safe diving practices. The reflex is something you can feel – your hands and feet become numb and tingly as blood is rerouted to your core. By the end of the course, most students can achieve breath holds of two to three minutes and dive to 15 to 20 metres. Hint: When you feel the urge to breathe, you actually still have enough oxygen, so don’t. Original story here.

WHO’S IT FOR?

Spearfishers and those who wish to bring out their inner dolphin. 

www.performancefreediving.com

I have never tried free diving here in Hawaii (or anywhere else). I love snorkeling, but the idea of holding my breath until my hands get numb and tingly makes me anxious.

Even so, if you have a spirit of adventure, and like to test the limits of your body, you might love free diving in Hawaii.

~~ Aloha Nui Loa

 

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