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Question question about books

Jul 28, 2017
hello there, I have a few questions about books:

- is there any difference between the first and second edition of umberto´s manual of freediving?
- is there any point in getting any other book that covers breathing and other aspects like dry training that the above does not cover?

I found these for good prices:
- Dry Training for Freediving: Analysis and Management of Physical Preparation -> 43€
- Breatheology: The Art of Conscious Breathing -> 28€
L'apnée : De la théorie à la pratique -> 75€
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves -> 11€

thanks for your time! happy dives

Stephan Whelan

Papa Smurf
Staff member
Jan 7, 1999
London, UK
Hi @strangeconcept - are you looking for English books as one of the above is a French book?

We have our recommendations for what we feel are important books for freedivers - https://www.deeperblue.com/10-essential-books-freedivers/

I'd also ask what are you looking for in the book - is it a general training guide, or specifically breathing techniques? Let me know and I can help advise.