Imagine the scanario:
You successfully complete your first course in freediving, you loved the experience and can't wait for your next chance to dive down to 20m. Six months later, on your next holiday, you excitedly sign up for a freediving excursion to eplore the local reef, but it all seems harder this time, you are less relaxed, the breath hold is shorter, you forget how that whole equalisation thing works again....
You are an Advanced Freediver, 'did the course got the card!'. You are more confident with your technique, happier holding your breath but you are turning at the same depth on every...single...dive and can't figure out how to get past this invisible obsticle that is holding you back......
Training and coaching sessions!
Taking training sessions or a one-to-one coaching session with an experienced instructor can give invaluable feedback on your dive preparation and technique, give you new solutions to problems, give you feedback on your dives and give you the tools to perform at your best. For more experienced freedivers, coaching could help you overcome a plateau in your performance or open up new depths with easier equalisation methods, for beginners it could help refine your technique and increase your comfort and time underwater.
Freediving is a SPORT (unlike some other underwater activities that shall remain nameless :)), with strong mental and physical components and a high emphasis on technique. So to improve and achieve personal gains you need to practice and train yourself. Repetition and consistencey are vital to see improvments in performance, there is no way around that. Remember, if it was easy and came with no real effort it would not be half as satisfying to reach new depths or times!
"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect."
- Vince Lombardi
+++ Training and Coaching sessions are available year round for certified freedivers. David is an experienced AIDA & PADI freediving instructor with additional qualifications in Sport & Exercise Science and Personal Training. +++