• Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Dynamics with Paddleboard

Thread Status: Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.


We pee deep. Ew!
Sep 24, 2002
I was playing around last night with using a paddle-board while doing underwater dynamics. The buoyancy didn't matter too much, since you could "sink" it easily by directing it slightly downward. What did matter was the incredible stability that it provides to the upper body when monofinning. It really increases the resistance that your abs feel and keeps your upper body perfectly straight in the water.

Has anyone else tried something like this? I know that there is a guy in holland that has a swimming thingy that is supposed to emulate a dolphin's pectoral fins, but this seems a little different.

I think that I'm going to take a "skeleton board " (a.k.a. sand skimmer) to the gym next time and see if it works better. It felt like I could actually swim much faster with the paddle board, but when I sprinted, the board's poor hydrodynamics became a liability (blunt edge cause drag and the board started vibrating because it wasn't rigid -- more drag).

Note that the setup is not legal by AIDA rules, which only allow fins, suit and weights for dynamics.
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2024 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.