Entries by James Councill

My Way is Better Than Your Way

We’ve all seen it, whether in the public safety diving world or not: Folks getting stuck in their ways and insisting that their way is the best way. The problem with this mentality is that it doesn’t allow for new skills or ideas to be introduced to whole teams. Learn more about how to fix this mindset in this article.

Pranayama, Life, and Freediving

The way you breathe has a large effect on your body and mind. In this article we explore the ways your breathing and your brain work together. How mindfulness can be practiced in everyday life and how it can impact your mental health for the better.

Alor – Pearl in the Far East, Indonesia

Is Indonesia on your scuba diving bucket list? Then look no further than Alor, Indonesia and get ready to feel the urge to book a flight and pack your bags. In this article, we’ll explore diving destinations in this unique location as well as some of the tourist things to do.

Training & Travel Schedule – DEMA and beyond.

With 2021 being another unique year, we know you will face challenges from travel restrictions and other major safety concerns that will prevent many of you from attending DEMA this year. However, we still want to connect with YOU this November. So we are bringing you a Virtual Update. By doing so, we can reach divers and members all over the world and maintain safety in each of our locations.

Boat Diving Etiquette

Are you practicing proper boat diving etiquette? Whether you’ve been diving for a month or even a few years, it never hurts to go over the basic curiosities of boat diving. This article will walk you through everything you need to know before you get to the dock and when you’re returning.

Vertical Blue and TWO National Records

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to compete in a freediving competition? Talya Semrad and Lance Lee Davis are sharing their experience in competing in the Vertical Blue Freediving competition at the Blue Hole in the Bahamas. While they both scored a National Records, they also share lessons they learned along the way.

Who is Freediving For?

Have you ever wanted to try freediving but were worried that it might not be for you? Well, you’re in luck because this article is just for you. We’re breaking down some myths and mental barriers that often keep people from learning to freedive.