Freediving is an adventurous yet challenging way to spend your free time. Hence, why it is important to know as many tips and tricks as possible when you’re just getting started. Below are some tips for beginner freedivers.
Low volume mask vs Scuba mask
The difference between a low volume mask and a scuba mask is that is bigger therefore is makes it hard to equalize while diving. A low volume mask is not only more flexible and and comfortable but it also makes it easier to dive deeper.
Once you’re past the beginning stages, other freediving equipment you may want to invest in will include:
- Two-piece wetsuit
- Long blade fins
- Rubber weight belt
- Dive computer
Always Dive with a Buddy
This is probably the most important tip to remember. Having a buddy allows you both to watch out for each other. One should always partake in water sports in a group or with at least one other person.
Take a course
The PADI Freediver course is a great way to help beginners understand what they are doing and exactly what their body is capable of.