A Note to PFI Instructors...

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Just under a month into our new venture with PFI and ITI and you might be wondering, how's it going? What's the general response? Chris Bustad is giving the rundown on all of it.

Snorkeling vs. Freediving – What’s the difference?

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Have you been wondering what the difference between snorkeling and freediving really is? And what about skin diving, where does that come in? Let us explain.

What is an apnea walk, and how will it help my breath hold?

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Have you heard of apnea walks? Have you done them? We’re explaining what they are and how to do them. This land-training exercise can help increase your bottom time
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How much weight should I wear freediving?

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The age-old question no matter what type of diving you’re doing still rings true for freediving: how much weight do I need? Use this guide to help you figure out how much weight you might need.
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Five tips to increase lung capacity for freediving

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These five steps will help you increase your lung capacity, by developing larger lung volume, more flexibility to allow you to equalize deeper, and make your body more efficient in how it deals with hypoxia and elevated CO2.

Freediver Training Equivalencies by Agency

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We are well aware there are other freediving programs out there for you to choose from. However, we have worked hard to be known as the gold standard of freediving training. Learn more about training equivalencies between agencies now.
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PFI & DAN Alliance

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Performance Freediving International (PFI) and Divers Alert Network (DAN) announce educational alliance to improve Freediver safety.
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Stretching To Equalize

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I have found that perhaps the greatest tool for working on my equalization is to practice inhalation and exhalation stretches.
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High Intensity DNF

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When I was training for my first Dynamic Apnea No-Fins record attempt, my friend and I practiced a fun pool exercise that involved both of us.
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Winter Training

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In the winter months in California, the weather often makes it hard to train consistently and I find myself searching for new and interesting ways to help keep my mind and body in decent dive shape.
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Visualize

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Searching for a really powerful tool to improve your freediving? Then try adding the practice of visualization to your workout regimen or pre-dive routine.
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Here's To Our Ears!

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As anyone who has been deeper than two feet in the ocean can attest, our ears are among our most important body parts for freediving. The ability to equalize pressure in our ears and sinuses is essential to enjoying our sport...