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Tim Andrews

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Static Apnea - Pushing Our Limits

Static Apnea: Pushing Our Limits as Safely as Possible

Learning to hold your breath can be confusing and maybe even a little scary for some. We get it, learning new skills can be hard. We’re here to explain how your mind plays a role in this and some tips on how it can go better.
August 12, 2021/by Adolfo Ruiz Cantero

Freediving and DCS

Decompression sickness isn’t something to be scared of, but rather something that should be respected. The first step in doing so is understanding it. Let us walk you through the ins and outs of decompression sickness in freediving and how it relates to scuba diving as well. The best line of defense is education in minimizing risk.
August 12, 2020/by admin

PFI eLearning – Have you tried it yet?

PFI has been a part of the International Training Family for almost a year now. Throughout the last year, our students and instructors have learned about the benefits of eLearning. In this article, we lay out some of the specific benefits of eLearning for students and instructors.
July 9, 2020/by admin

Learning to Freedive: 7 things to help you find the right course and Instructor

Are you ready to take the plunge into your first freediving course? It is true that there are a limited number of PFI Instructors and that you may have to travel to complete your course. These two facts alone should leave you feeling choosy over which instructor’s course you sign up for.
April 8, 2020/by admin

You signed up for your first freediving course! Now what?

So, you signed up for a freediving course and now you might be wondering how you can prepare ahead of time. There are a few things you should know before showing up to your first day in the pool. Learn more about what you should prepare for your first freediving course.
March 9, 2020/by admin

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About Tim

Tim was born and raised in Litchfield, MN… about as far from the ocean as you can get. He enlisted in the US Navy, serving 20 years as a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the submarine force. It is through the Navy where he finally discovered the ocean and SCUBA diving while serving on the islands of Oahu and Guam.

During his early years in Guam, Tim spent most of his free time in the water SCUBA diving. It was not until he heard someone talking about the inner peace and tranquility found while freediving that he thought “I need some of that”. After several months and an introductory freediving class, Tim found himself describing freediving as “competitive relaxation”. He quickly put his new freediving skills to good use through spearfishing and photography, giving him an “excuse” to be in the water.

Moving back to Oahu, Tim sought to improve his freediving, expanding his knowledge and skills through the PFI Intermediate and Advanced Freediver courses. PFI’s commitment to safety and their building block approach to skills aligned with the leadership skills the Navy had instilled in him, making Tim quickly realize his desire to be a part of the PFI organization. He has since progressed to the level of Freediver Instructor Trainer and operates High Performance Diving in Honolulu, HI. While sharing the world of Freediving with others is his passion, he also enjoys teaching SCUBA and is a Closed Circuit Rebreather Mixed Gas diver.

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