April 2023,  EXTRA,  Features,  Top Tips

Marine meditation: is freediving a natural extension of outdoor swimming?

Is freediving the preserve of the super-human or a natural extension of outdoor swimming and a gateway to a new world of adventure? Anna Hattersley spoke to freediving coach Emma Farrell and four of her former students to find out.

Freediving, also known as breath-hold diving, is swimming, exploring and playing beneath the water without breathing apparatus. This allows you to move through the water silently, focussed and connected with the underwater world.

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