What is Freediving?

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Freediving is a form of breath-hold diving that can be both deep and shallow. This type of diving has experienced a dramatic rise in popularity in recent years, thanks to the X generation’s enthusiasm for extreme sports. The sport can be practiced by both adults and children, and is often considered the most peaceful of all water sports. It involves quietly submerging beneath the waves and experiencing the warmth of the ocean’s embrace.

There are several different types of freediving, and each requires immense physical capabilities and practice. Some freedivers dramatize the risks of the sport, but most experts agree that the risks are manageable. Many freediving classes occur every weekend in major cities. Additionally, freediving clubs are widespread throughout the country.