What is Freediving?

Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. Besides the limits of breath-hold, immersion in water and exposure to high ambient pressure also have physiological effects that limit the depths and duration possible in freediving. Examples of freediving activities are: traditional fishing techniques, competitive and non-competitive freediving, competitive and non-competitive spearfishing and freediving photography, synchronised swimming, underwater football, underwater rugby, underwater hockey, underwater target shooting and snorkeling. There are also a range of “competitive apnea” disciplines; in which competitors attempt to attain great depths, times, or distances on a single breath. Historically, the term free diving was also used to refer to scuba diving, due to the freedom of movement compared with surface supplied diving.

Here’s a short film of about a Freediver

Freediving schools in Malaysia

Pulau Tioman, Pahang

Freedive Tioman
Course available: AIDA, Apnea Total

Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

Andrasa Studio
Course available: Molchanovs

Kuala Lumpur

Apnea Odyssey
Course available: SSI

VGO Dive Centre
Course available: PADI

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Course available: SSI

Apnea Sabah
Course available: AIDA


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