Free Diving Training
Free diving training should be part of your daily routine if you want to master this aspect of diving. You can participate in free diving as a sport or as a form of recreation. Some people even use free diving as part of their jobs. Before you can dive to deeper depths, you need to train your body and mind properly.
To complete this task, you need:
- Olympic swimming pool
- Diving equipment
- Start your training in a swimming pool. Rather than training in open water, it’s much safer to start your training in a controlled environment, such as an Olympic swimming pool. Ideally, the pool will have depths of twelve feet or deeper to simulate more of a real diving experience.
- Take a class. To learn more about free diving, including the equipment and skills you need, take a free diving class. The instructor can not only teach you the basics, but he can also evaluate your physical condition to help guide your training.
- Train your muscles. To become a free diver, you need to have strong muscles and be in excellent physical condition. Weight training and intense cardiovascular exercises, paired with a proper diet, can help you get your body into shape.
- Prepare your mind. Some people get stuck at a certain depth in free diving because they can’t handle the thought of going deeper. Things like meditation, yoga and simply visualizing your goal can help prepare your mind for deeper depths and more successful dives.
- Go to deeper depths gradually. Once you move your training from the swimming pool to open waters, you will need to start diving deeper at a progressive rate as part of your training. This will help you slowly build up the skills you need to free dive successfully. Gradually diving deeper will help you work on equalizing your ears, holding your breath longer and developing a more efficient form.