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GT-diving

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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #10 on: 19 Aug 14, 21:24 »
For me, equalization using Frenzal technique was the largest obstacle in my freediving course. Frenzel requires using the tongue to force air into the eustachian tubes while keeping your throat closed. This technique is important when trying to equalize diving down head first. Some people can do it intuitively & effortlessly while others take more effort and practice.

ps. I have no problem equalizing using the normal Valsalva method when scuba diving.

Good luck.
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #11 on: 20 Aug 14, 11:45 »
Freedivers... please stand up!  :P
Perhaps we can open a new category for freedivers in the General Category. Beside the usual discussion, I think it helps to promote the sport. Why do you guys reckon?
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #12 on: 20 Aug 14, 14:15 »
Thanks, DIN.

Having a category for freediving would be great!
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #13 on: 20 Aug 14, 17:14 »
Ok, it's done now.
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #14 on: 20 Aug 14, 21:37 »
Wohoo!
Thanks, DIN! ;)
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #15 on: 24 Oct 14, 22:32 »
For me, equalization using Frenzal technique was the largest obstacle in my freediving course. Frenzel requires using the tongue to force air into the eustachian tubes while keeping your throat closed. This technique is important when trying to equalize diving down head first. Some people can do it intuitively & effortlessly while others take more effort and practice.

ps. I have no problem equalizing using the normal Valsalva method when scuba diving.

Good luck.
frenzal is all about controlling your glottis which cuts air from your lung, and put your Soft palate in Neutral position(the position which you can blow air from both your nose and mouth), that keeps your nose and mouth connected. yes, it needs more practice and you will be able to do that.
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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #16 on: 30 Jan 15, 04:47 »
Freediver novice reporting!

Gear
X16 Performance Diver Fins
Omer zero 3 Mask
Rigid/Flexi J snorkel
West 3mm Surf wettie
Oceanic Geo 2 Dive Computer

Used to dive weekly with the Perth Freediving/Spearos community. Usual to Beatty Park Swimming Pool Monday sessions. Now that I am back, I've been itching to get back into the water but work shifts so need a flexible schedule.

I only know valsalva and even doing open ocean dives, I have been thinking of finding a local accessible spot to make depth dives again. Recce'd out Tampines Quarry awhile ago but afraid to make the plunge alone. Deepest reported depth is 10m up to 20m from the shoreline. Have my own gear and surface bullet buoy. It's not pretty but worth the check out. Couple of guys here snorkelled and dived there last year.

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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #17 on: 30 Jan 15, 13:21 »
i think missing a speargun on gearlist  :D

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Re: Any freedivers out there?
« Reply #18 on: 31 Jan 15, 00:12 »
Certainly don't trust myself with a speargun. God knows how much damage I can do to myself let alone fishes.
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