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Question Freediving dynamic no fins average distance?


New Member
Nov 15, 2018
New York NY
I'm 16 years old and interested in free diving as a sport. I use to be a swimmer, and I started training DNF in the pool just for fun. Got about 50-60meters, where am I in terms as a beginner and wanting to improve?

I've also been wanting to go for depth in free diving. Wanting to go into the deep blue and see nature in its environment. How can I start this with a buddy? Can I just swim off shore and start there? Do I need a line or is it possible to go with no equipment?

Thanks in advance


New Member
Nov 30, 2018
Hi Donny,

Welcome to the forum and to freediving!

I've done it, so has everyone else at some point, even if they say they haven't!

PLEASE DO NOT DIVE ALONE, EVER. Especially in Open water (the pool is not 100% safe).

I didn't know about shallow water blackout, never heard of it. I decided to do a course in freediving and have learnt so much about the sport, techniques and the dangers. Find your closest instructor and it will open up your world to the sport and the people involved.

Sounds like you've got some good skills already so hone them in in a safe environment and you will have a much better time!




Well-Known Member
Mar 9, 2005
Anchorage, AK
a note on dnf. It is done in a pool with people around. If you do try it, have someone watching all the time. It isn't sufficient to let someone know what you are doing. They have to be focused only on you every attempt.
I am not a serious apneaist, but have done 75m, with a world record holding friend watching carefully.
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