Have you ever dreamed of swimming like a dolphin or have you ever wondered what it feels like to glide through the ocean just holding your breath?
If you love the sea, sun, sand & love swimming in the ocean, freediving could very well the next sport for you. If you’ve not heard about freediving before, this is a sport that is up and coming slowly but surely in Malaysia.
Freediving offers a serenity in the water that one can really bask in and enjoy. It gives you the most amazing views of the underwater world. Whether you free dive 5 meters, 15 meters or more, freediving has now become accessible to all ages of water sports enthusiasts.
So, what exactly is freediving?
According to Wikipedia, freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.
For adrenalin junkies, you might want to give freediving a go. Freediving offers exciting new adventures. From unlimited possibilities of thrilling actions to demanding challenges, the world is your oyster or perhaps, in this case, the sea. Besides offering exhilarating thrills, freediving also offers peacefulness and relaxation!
If you’re wondering that the difference is between a freediver and a scuba diver, there is a difference. Freedivers typically have a different goal from scuba divers who usually dive to observe aquatic life and enjoy the aquatic environment. Freedivers, on the other hand, attempt to achieve a depth or dive time to challenge oneself and push one’s limits although they also enjoy the beauty of the underwater environment.
Freedivers, on the other hand, don’t just dive for the beauty of the sea life but their main aim is usually to attempt to achieve a depth or dive time to challenge oneself and push one’s limits although they also enjoy the beauty of the underwater environment.
The beauty of freediving is that it’s suitable for all ages and adds a high level of physical fitness. You enjoy a truly new diver experience, undisturbed of breathing noise or heavy scuba equipment.
Freediving has been described as “To go as long, as far or as deep underwater on a single breath of air”. It is, in short, a challenge which help you push your boundaries like never before and it gives you total freedom to move and glide underwater in the most natural way.
The sport has now reached our shores in Malaysia. Safety is essential when you’re attempting any sport, especially any underwater sport. Scuba Schools International (SSI) is just the place for you to do so as safety is key for them. SSI is a world-recognised scuba diving association that began training Freedivers a few years ago. It became successful in the scuba diving industry by creating quality course materials and employing progressive educational systems.
All SSI courses provide the student with training manuals and student videos and are organised to be both safe and fun. With SSI’s signature water training method – “Comfort through Repetition” – you can learn the new skills safely through repetition your actions become conditioned responses and second nature.
SSI Freediving Instructors also make the learning come alive with personalised instruction and support. So, if this sport interests you, you can now learn to do so through the SSI Freediving Program, and best of all, you can learn to free dive at your own pace!