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Freediving Beginner ;-) Static Apnea Challenge (4 minutes)

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LevelUP Monkey

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Jan 19, 2021
Hi !
Recently I watched a video of Guillaume Nery and I was blown away ! I decided I wanted to learn how to safely Freedive with a Pro.
However, before doing that I wanted to learn how to hold my breath for 4 minutes (static apnea).
I document my progress and made a video of it (you can check it out on:

Now, I just moved to Portugal (Lisbon) and I want to meet people who love Freediving, and start my learning process with an instructor.
I would also love to be able to make a video about freediving!

Stephan Whelan

Papa Smurf
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Jan 7, 1999
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LevelUP Monkey

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Jan 19, 2021
Welcome @LevelUP Monkey - great to have you here! Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures in improving your breathhold.

We have a great guide on breathing for freediving here:
We also highly recommend the online courses by Ted Harty about improving breath-hold:
Thank you @Stephan Whelan Aka. Papa Smurf :) Yes I will post another challenge soon (about Freediving) --> I actually got in touch with Stefane Mifsud (Do you know him?), I think he would be a great teacher considering that he got so many Champions Titles !!

Thank you for having shared with me this guide on breathing for freediving! I went through it and it is very useful! (especially the part about how to "warm-up" before a dive.

Where are you based yourself? I just moved to Lisbon and I think there must be amazing freedive adventures around Portugal :p - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


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