Static Apnea: Pushing Our Limits as Safely as Possible

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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.

What To Expect In Your First Freediving Course

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Now that you’ve done some research on finding the right freediving course and instructor, and you’ve taken some time to prepare via Google, the next thing you might be wondering is how is this all going down? What will this freediving course be like? What should you expect?

Sustainable Spearfishing

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Ahhh the great debate about spearfishing… we’re here to break down everything you need to know about sustainable spearfishing. Learn more about why people may take issue with it and how to ensure that you are hunting in the most ethical way. Spearfishing is responsible for less than 1% of the fish hunted around the world, let’s make it more acceptable.

The Impact of Social Media on Freediving

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With the world relying more and more on social media for connection and sharing… we are seeing positive and negative effects in the freediving world. Generally, we can separate people into two groups based on their social media usage. We’re taking a deeper look into how one of these groups of people affect the world of freediving.

The Rules Have All Changed! A Scuba Instructor Learns to Teach Freediving

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Wondering what the process looks like for a scuba instructor to become a freediving instructor? Our Training Manager, Brian Shreve recently went through the whole process and is here to lay out the steps in detail. Consider this your first step to teaching freediving if you’ve been on the fence.

Vitamin Freediving Series

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Join us for a four part series on ‘Vitamin F (Freediving)’ with live guided and interactive at home exercises for everyone. Kirk Krack will host a different guest each week to talk about COVID19, the respiratory system, lung stretching exercise, hypoxic training exercises, training tables and so much more. This Live series is for non-divers just as much as it is for experienced divers to learn with world class freedivers.

Freediving and DCS

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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.

PFI eLearning – Have you tried it yet?

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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.

How can a breath-hold class help with scuba?

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Considering your next course? Have you thought about the Breath-Hold Survival course? There are many reasons to take this course but as a scuba diver there are even more reasons. Learn how to handle high-stress situations without the help of your regulator.

Scuba Divers Learning to Freedive: Three Different Perspectives

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Have you ever wondered how scuba diving courses compare to freediving courses? Aside from the obvious lack of tanks and other equipment scuba divers use, freediving courses follow some of the same structure scuba divers are used to. Read more about these three divers experience learning to freedive.

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

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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.

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

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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.