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    Default Becoming a Better Freediver

    This wind sucks, and with very few new posts to read, I thought I'd put somthing up.

    I have been freediving (snorkeling really) for over 30 years. All I know to do though is to hold my breath, dive down, and come up before I run out of air.

    Can anyone recomend any books to help improve my technique? How about the freedive courses? Are any available on the west coast of FL?

    Here are a few fish I shot snorkeling this summer in the Keys and off St. Pete.

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    Shot this mutton in the Keys in 25'



    RG in the Keys in 20'



    Hog off St. Pete in 45' (this one hurt, sure was a long way back up). Deepest I've ever shot a fish freediving. I could not dive that deep all day.

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    There is lots of info at deeperblue forums. Chris Gardinal I believe teaches a FII class, and MikeD just got certified to teach the PFI class.

    Its all about safety first, and improving depth second. And they really go hand in hand. Polespear and I just took it up a year ago, and we hunt in 50fsw no problem now. You will see your breathholds and bottom times improve significantly with a course.

    Be careful pushing your limits like that without a partner by the way.

    C

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    I have an extra copy of "The Manual of freediving" If you are interested, I'd be willing to sell.

    Amazon.com: Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a Single Breath (9781928649274): Umberto Pelizzari, Stefano Tovaglieri: Books
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinydiver View Post
    I have an extra copy of "The Manual of freediving" If you are interested, I'd be willing to sell.

    Amazon.com: Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a Single Breath (9781928649274): Umberto Pelizzari, Stefano Tovaglieri: Books
    J,

    Are you going club meeting? If so bring that book and I'll take it.

    Ray

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    Thanks for the replys

    I think I'll pick up a copy of the book and start there.

    Blades, Are you are getting the book from Skinydiver?

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