Manual of Freediving

Manual of Freediving
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 1928649483

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Manual of Freediving

Manual of Freediving
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 1928649491

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Freediving - The Guide for the First 10 Meters

Freediving - The Guide for the First 10 Meters
  • Author : Yannis Detorakis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2017-03-23
  • ISBN : 1544892551

Freediving - The Guide for the First 10 Meters Book Review:

The book is a complete guide, a manual for the 1st Level of freediving technique. The writer uses his thirty years of experience as an instructor and designer of freediving courses, but most of all, the 15 years during which he has certified more than 1.000 free divers in the 3 levels of diver training, and describes a step by step method for reaching the first 10 meters in freediving. The chapters of the book literally follow the new freediver through the series of steps he must take, from dressing up and entering the water, to his surface swimming and the adaptation of his senses inside the water, as well as all the buoyancy adjustments he will have to make at the surface and before each dive. The book presents the freedive as a nicely structured, logical chain of skills that are explained and presented through a large number of impressive underwater photos of actual diver training. Even the possible mistakes in performing the dive skills are analyzed and explained. The descent to the seabed covers the greater part of the book, and everything is presented in a step by step movement or skill, while the reader quickly finds himself participating in the dive and trying to make the right moves! Every step is explained in detail; for example, the methods of equalizing the ears and the different techniques in order to learn how to equalize and avoid a blocked ear. The ascent phase of the freedive is described in similar detail and presented through many actual training photos. The book covers the use of the buddy system in freediving, presenting the methods used for providing safety and communicating underwater. The methods of planning a freedive are analyzed in detail, both for the diver and for the buddy monitoring the dive. The organization of a day's series of freedives is also presented, as a diver will have to learn how to create a daily plan of his different dives. The dangerous incidents in freediving are considered problems that block or delay the ascent, while rescue techniques and safety measures are also described. Dangerous situations, that every freediver should know how to avoid and how to handle as a rescuer, are covered in detail in the final chapter. As the writer says: "A book cannot of course replace training or an entire dive learning program. Today, however, our era might offer great training programs and excellent instructors, but no remarkable books - comprehensive technique guides. So the mission of this book is to accompany the new freediver into the sea and to help him, step by step, in building an excellent technique and achieving new goals in freediving, like his best trainer and dive buddy!

Freediving Manual

Freediving Manual
  • Author : Mike McGuire
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 1545311455

Freediving Manual Book Review:

Freediving is one of the fastest growing water sports Not only is it easy to learn to freedive, you can dive all over the world. No matter where you go, you can always find a place to practice your freediving training. While you used to have to take weeks and weeks of classes to learn to freedive properly, you can now learn how to hold your breath, diaphragmatic breathing, and the very best freediving techniques, in this one, fun to read, easy to understand book. What will you learn in this book? * What freediving is.. * How to avoid ear pressure when freediving? * How to keep safe during the exercises? * Different types of diving * How you can start diving almost immediately! * What kind of freediving gear or freediving fins to purchase. * Where the best diving locations can be found. * How to deal with the fear and anxiety you might encounter? * How to train for Freediving? * Breath holding and breathing techniques. Tips for holding breath longer underwater! * Safety and preparedness. What a diving budy should do in an emergency? * And so much more..! While a class may seem like the best way to get into the freediving craze, in reality, you can learn everything you need to know from this book. It will teach you all about the different techniques, where to look for great freediving water, and even outline the best safety procedures. Like any sport that involves water, diving without scuba gear can be dangerous, but when you have the right gear and the right training, it is also the best way to see the beauty that the ocean holds. The main tenant of freediving is breath holding. In order to access to lower depths, you must train your body to hold its breath for longer and longer stretches of time. This does not come naturally to the human body, and to be able to hold your breath for more than a minute takes training and constant maintenance. This book will teach how to hone your body and your mind for this intense experience. Whether you are a novice looking to start this great sport, or an experienced freediver looking for a refresher on safety, techniques, and gear, there is no better book. Look no further for the very best in breathing techniques, freediving strategies, and safety tips. This sport is fun for all those who are willing to put the time and energy into learning the right methods and training their bodies. If you are ready to start learning an exciting new sport of freediving, grab your copy today! Check Out What Others Are Saying... "This is by far the most well rounded free diving book I've ever read. I practiced for many years and then took some time off. I was realy looking for a refresher course prior to a long overdue abalone dive. I really thought I knew it all from having so many years under my belt; I was wrong. I didn't know how much I still had to learn. I practiced the excercises in the book for about a week before my dive. I was nearly where I left off from my last dive years prior and within a month I plan to be on my A-game. Thanks to the author for providing such a detailed guide, it's opened up a whole new perspective on the sport that I grew up with! " - GrumpysGifts (USA) "This guide is one of the best written and detailed books on diving out there.For my personally holding my breath underwater was as hard as actual swimming so when I saw that there is a full chapter on how to master it, I knew I have to take this book. All the other tutorials and safety measures are well written so I am sure it will save a lot of lives.I recommend this book to anyone passioned about freediving. Five star for me !" - Vlad Buculei (Brno, Czech Republic)

Manual of Freediving

Manual of Freediving
  • Author : Umberto Pelizzari,Stefano Tovaglieri
  • Publisher : Idelson Gnocchi Pub
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : PSU:000059283102

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Underwater Foraging - Freediving for Food

Underwater Foraging - Freediving for Food
  • Author : Ian Donald
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2013-05-01
  • ISBN : 1484904591

Underwater Foraging - Freediving for Food Book Review:

In this full colour, large format publication by master freediving instructor and expert marine forager Ian Donald, you will be taught in a step-by-step manner how to freedive, forage for marine foods, and spearfish, all with sustainability in mind.

One Breath

One Breath
  • Author : Adam Skolnick
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780553447491

One Breath Book Review:

One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America’s greatest freediver Competitive freediving—a sport built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath—tests the limits of human ability in the most hostile environment on earth. The unique and eclectic breed of individuals who freedive at the highest level regularly dive hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface, reaching such depths that their organs compress, light disappears, and one mistake could kill them. Even among freedivers, few have ever gone as deep as Nicholas Mevoli. A handsome young American with an unmatched talent for the sport, Nick was among freediving’s brightest stars. He was also an extraordinary individual, one who rebelled against the vapid and commoditized society around him by relentlessly questing for something more meaningful and authentic, whatever the risks. So when Nick Mevoli arrived at Vertical Blue in 2013, the world’s premier freediving competition, he was widely expected to challenge records and continue his meteoric rise to stardom. Instead, before the end of that fateful competition Nick Mevoli had died, a victim of the sport that had made him a star, and the very future of free diving was called into question. With unparalleled access and masterfully crafted prose, One Breath tells his unforgettable story, and of the sport which shaped and ultimately destroyed him.

Freediving

Freediving
  • Author : Kimmo Lahtinen,Simo Kurra,Ari Nissinen
  • Publisher : Deep Ideas Oy
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase : 2015-04-26
  • ISBN : 9789526833804

Freediving Book Review:

Freediving is diving without a breathing apparatus. In many languages, freediving is referred to as apnea(breath-holding) or apnea diving. Freediving was still a relatively unknown sport around the turn of the millennium, but as organized freediving has increased, knowledge of the sport has also grown rapidly. At the same time, certain risks associated with the sport have been recognized. However, when performed correctly, freediving is safe and rewarding. Spreading correct information and promoting safe practices among the general public has become an important point of focus for the core group in the freediving community. Unlike scuba diving, freediving is something almost anyone can take up. All that is needed is some basic equipment and a place to dive. Some may feel that freediving is easy and that taking lessons is unnecessary. While leisurely snorkeling is usually quite safe and easy, adding the elements of increased performance and evaluation into the mix will inevitably introduce some risks. Adequate knowledge combined with good skills helps in controlling these risks. This book is intended to be a basic guide to freediving. Even the experienced diver will find new perspectives and good tips in this book, while the beginner will gain a solid understanding of the basics. Our effort has been to present matters in a neutral, intelligible and personal way, and it is our hope that the practice of safe freediving will spread far and wide.

Specific Training for Freediving Deep, Static and Dynamic Apnea

Specific Training for Freediving Deep, Static and Dynamic Apnea
  • Author : Umberto Pelizzari
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2019-02-16
  • ISBN : 9791220043922

Specific Training for Freediving Deep, Static and Dynamic Apnea Book Review:

This textbook provides a method that allows freedivers and spearfishermen to identify a training path, aimed at optimizing their results. Detailed guidance is provided on how to structure the various stages of specific preparation for Static, Dynamic, Deep Freediving and Spearfishing.It contains innovative training strategies and new specific exercises and series that can be combined with the traditional ones. You can learn new ideas on how to organize the annual timetable of the training (sequences, orders, frequencies) when to increase the workload, how and when to finalize the specific workout, depending on the discipline.While Umberto Pelizzari shares his experience and his training methodologies and how these latter have evolved and adapted throughout the years.This manual is addressed to good level freedivers, spearfishermen and trainers, who are looking for answers about training and programs. Additionally it can be used by swimmers who want to train their own freediving skills in order to improve their performance. Over 250 pages with helpful pictures and explanatory tables that gather the result of years of experience of one of the worldwide greatest freedivers.Finally it includes interviews of some of the best freedivers in the world: Čolak, Lozano, Molchanov, Musimu, Nery, Nitsch, Petrovic, Trubridge, Zecchini, Zuccari.

Longer and Deeper

Longer and Deeper
  • Author : Jaap Verbaas
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 198648355X

Longer and Deeper Book Review:

Not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a tropical paradise and dive all day. Most freedivers and spearfishers need to resort to cross training to keep in shape. Cross training is training with techniques from other sports to improve your diving. There are many exercises we can do on land to keep in shape. And in contrast to diving, cross training can be done no matter where you are, all year long. Longer and Deeper will teach you the most efficient exercises, how to schedule workouts and recovery, and how to keep track of your training.

One Breath

One Breath
  • Author : Emma Farrell
  • Publisher : Pynto
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780954231521

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Spearfishing Manual

Spearfishing Manual
  • Author : Mike McGuire
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 1545335060

Spearfishing Manual Book Review:

Spearfishing is one of the most rewarding underwater sport activities today. Have you ever wanted to learn to spearfish but thought it might be too difficult? Does it seem like an overly complicated task, and not worth the time? With this Spearfishing Manual you can learn everything you need to know about this exciting sport, from how to get started, to what kind of gear to buy, to where to hunt, in less than a week. It can be difficult to learn a new sport, especially one that seems as complicated as spearfishing; however, in just few days, you will be able to pick out the right spearfishing gear and begin your adventure with the right spearfishing techniques. Why is this The Best Book on Spearfishing? * While this book is designed primarily for beginners, there are also plenty of tips that can help even the most experienced spearfishing expert * Great for if you just want a refresher on safety strategies or truly want to start with the basics * Packaged in an easy read * With only the most relevant and up-to-date information. If you love fish, but find fishing from a boat to be extremely boring and tedious, this is an excellent replacement. By combining the fun of snorkeling or scuba diving with the sport of fishing, you will be able to both experience the beauty of the ocean and use your new skill to catch fish. As you swim along beneath the surface, you can observe the beautiful coral and watch the colorful fish swim by while you wait for your target. In this book, you will learn: * How to spearfish! * The safest way to go about it. * What kind of spearguns to buy, from the right brand to the right size for your hunting needs! * What kinds of masks, snorkels, and fins you should buy? * What are Good places to go spearfishing? * and much more... You will read about what is the proper preparation for spearfishing, and how deep your freediving will have to be in order to find your fish. In addition, this book contains all the information about how to actually spearfish, from the moment you get in the water, to spearing your first fish, to how to collect and preserve your kill. Whether you are looking to learn this exciting sport or want the best information about what kinds of spearfishing equipment to buy, look no further than this book. Grab your copy now to get started on your spearfishing adventure! Check Out What Others Are Saying... "This authoritative book deserves more than the 5 star maximum that Amazon allows.Mike McGuire has been spear fishing all his life and has shared his experience with us to create a manual of great use to people who are taking up this sport, but also to people like me who have never speared a fish, but are passionately interested in diving and in fish.This book emphasizes safety, and I would urge any prospective spear fisher to read and carefully follow Mike's advice on safety.Mike covers fitness in great detail, including useful exercises to improve your fitness. He also gives his ideas about equipment.As Mike says, spear fishing has been done for thousands of years. At first this would have been a way of getting food, but as with many human activities it has developed into a sport. The book caused me to consider who the first spear fishers were. Although I referred to spear fishing as a human activity, the first spear fishers were almost certainly not human. Bonobos, a type of ape, will catch fish with their hands and have been observed to make and use very primitive spears. The first spear fishers were almost certainly an earlier near human creature." - Steve Challis (Australia)

Freedive!

Freedive!
  • Author : David Sipperly,Terry Maas
  • Publisher : Bluewater Freedivers
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822009393786

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Freediving

Freediving
  • Author : Yannis Detorakis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2017-04-03
  • ISBN : 1545146284

Freediving Book Review:

"Freediving - The Physiology" is a complete guide for the three levels of freediver training, the three levels of instructor training, and for the instructor trainer. The book works as a manual for everyone, introducing all readers to the greatest secrets of the human body's responses to freediving, from the new freediver to the doctors who look to expand their knowledge in freediving. A new freediver will find chapters on ear equalization, the diving reflex, the mechanism of apnea, the factors of breath-hold, the danger of shallow water blackout, advice on a special diet before and during the freediving day, and many more interesting subjects for a beginner in freediving. Experienced freedivers will enhance their knowledge of deep freediving, safety rules and rescue techniques, through subjects including the human diving responses, specialized advice on deep freediving lung equalization, advanced ear equalization methods, special factors and methods for increased apnea duration, safety rules on avoiding hyperventilation and a hypoxic state (hypoxia - blackout or LMC - loss of motor control), the rescue methods for the hypoxic diver, advice on thermal problems and hypothermia, a chapter about special diet methods for increased performances in freediving, as well as an abundance of knowledge crucial for expanding their performance underwater and correcting possible mistakes. Deep freedivers, instructors and doctors will all find everything there is to know about freediving physiology in this book! Extreme freediving has its place in every chapter of the book, covering aspects of great wonder and mystery to be researched, such as methods in reducing the brain's oxygen consumption during apnea, lung equalization and the diving reflex at great depths, gas narcosis in deep freediving, freediving decompression sickness, lung packing dangers and others.

Freediving - the Story of Stathis Hatzis

Freediving - the Story of Stathis Hatzis
  • Author : Yannis Detorakis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 1545344442

Freediving - the Story of Stathis Hatzis Book Review:

Stathis G. Hatzis was the head diver among Symi's and the Dodecanese's hundreds of free divers - sponge divers in the early 20th century. In 1913, he dived to a depth of 88 meters, for 4 minutes, in his attempt to locate and tie the anchor of the Italian battleship Regina Margherita which had been lost on the ocean floor. The book is the biography of Stathis Hatzis and follows Stathi in his three day adventure to find and secure the lost anchor, making a total of 16 record free dives from 50 to 88 meters depth. Stathis Hatzis' unique accomplishment was representative of the incredible abilities of this humble sponge diver, as well as his generation's, the last free divers - sponge divers, diving with the kampanelopetra, who disappeared along with a unique in the world tradition, which had endured uninterrupted until then, since the depths of antiquity. In the pages of this book, the adventures and legendary dives of Stathis Hatzis become the reason to chronicle the entire history of free diving in Greece, from its origins in ancient times to the late 20th century. Rare photos and documents reveal the achievements of an island population consisting of thousands of free divers and their families, who, with Symi and the Dodecanese as an epicentre, achieved greatness in the Aegean for centuries, thanks to the precious sponges gathered from the depths of the Mediterranean and traded in the markets of Europe and America.

Deep

Deep
  • Author : James Nestor
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2014-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780547985527

Deep Book Review:

Surveys the achievements of adventurous scientists, athletes and explorers to reveal how new understandings about deep-sea life, from telepathic coral to shark navigation, are expanding what is known about the natural world and the human mind. 40,000 first printing.

Bluewater Hunting and Freediving

Bluewater Hunting and Freediving
  • Author : Terry Maas
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822023211899

Bluewater Hunting and Freediving Book Review:

Learn the secrets of spearfishing and underwater photography from some of the best freedivers around the world. National champion and world-record holder Terry Maas profiles twelve bluewater species from tuna to marlin, and sailfish to wahoo. Loaded with practical suggestions, this book is a must for anyone interested in freediving or spearfishing.

Scuba Confidential

Scuba Confidential
  • Author : Simon Pridmore
  • Publisher : Sandsmedia via PublishDrive
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-08-03
  • ISBN : PKEY:6610000143061

Scuba Confidential Book Review:

Scuba Confidential is a unique book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With Scuba Confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable and safe diver. It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic. Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world. This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. Have you ever wondered? How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do? What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks? Which training courses are most worthwhile? If you would make a good technical diver? If you should be considering a rebreather? How you can improve your diving skills? How you can reduce your air consumption? Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them? Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving? How to dive deep safely? Or How muck diving can possibly be any fun? Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.

Breatheology

Breatheology
  • Author : Stig Åvall Severinsen
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 1928649343

Breatheology Book Review:

Teaches how to become aware of your breathing and how to train it, you will be able to learn to breathe properly. Your body will immedi¬ately absorb more oxygen and after a short time you will have more energy and gain greater mental calmness.It covers how to: Advantages of efficient breathing.Gain more energy in your daily life Become better at managing stress Optimize your work and sport performances Avoid illnesses and get well faster Minimize chronic or transient pain Become happier and more positive Live a healthier and longer life.

The Last Dive

The Last Dive
  • Author : Bernie Chowdhury
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-01-03
  • ISBN : 9780062196828

The Last Dive Book Review:

“Superbly written and action-packed, The Last Dive ranks with such adventure classics as The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air.”—Tampa Tribune Spurred on by a fatal combination of obsession and ambition, Chris and Chrisy Rouse, an experienced father-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve wide-spread recognition for their outstanding and controversial diving skills by solving the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented, World War II German U-boat that lay only a half day’s mission from New York Harbor. The Rouses found the ultimate cost of chasing their personal challenge: death from what divers dread the most—decompression sickness, or “the bends.” In this gripping recounting of their tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies.