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Freediving

 

Far more than just holding your breath, freediving allows you to descend below the surface with minimal equipment, opening to the possibilities of a much deeper connection to the ocean.

Lauren Freediving
With insight From Lauren Williams

fourth elements lead designer

Lauren Freediving
With insight From Lauren Williams

fourth elements lead designer

Freedivers Favourites

Some of our most popular pieces for divers

RF1

For warmer waters, the 3/2mm RF1 or 4/3mm Surface wetsuits make great choices. In cooler waters you’ll require more thermal protection, a 5mm or 7mm Xenos with hooded vest for extra warmth around the core is recommended.

Changing Mat

For changing on uneven surfaces, keeping feet warm and preventing grit from getting in your suit when changing. Or choose the Hydra Drysuit Bag for the convenience of being able to zip and carry after use.

Drypack

The perfect size for all your kit and completely waterproof for stowing your wetsuit after your dive.

Swimwear

Designed specifically for wearing under wetsuits, with minimal clasps and ties for ultimate comfort.

Storm Poncho

For getting changed inside and wearing on the dive boat pre and post dive to stay warm and dry.

Gulper Water Bottle

For all-important hydration and to store lube for donning your suit.

New To Freediving?

Here’s how to get started

Learning to freedive allows you to intrinsically connect to nature as well as yourself; the ultimate freedom. Being emersed in the water on your own breath is like nothing else, however it can be extremely dangerous if not approached in a safe and sympathetic way. As beautiful and fun as it can be, most of the freediving casualties happen in shallow water so it’s important to get the right training in order to practice safely.

There are various levels of training, L1 through to L3, with off-shoots to more specific disciplines like mermaiding, spearfishing and instructor courses. All courses cover freediving theory, safety and technique. Pool diving disciplines like Static Apnea (holding one’s breath face down in a pool) and Dynamic (continuous lengths submerged on one breath) this can be done in no fins, Bi-Fins or a Mono fin and can all be done in a pool environment. Then you can start in open water diving, mainly on a line and this also has lots of different disciplines. Most diving bodies offer freediving courses but the main ones are AIDA, SSI, RAID, PADI Review the course content then find a school that can teach you. It will truly change how you feel in the water and how you can interact more with the aquatic environment.

Fourth Element Freediving Ambassadors

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