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Why do YOU love free-diving?

HLanger1955

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May 17, 2013
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Moving smoothly through the water without any gear (just fins and mask), feeling the sea caressing all my body ;-). Enjoying the silence, and all the beauty of the underwater world...
 
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Moving smoothly through the water without any gear (just fins and mask), feeling the sea caressing all my body ;-). Enjoying the silence, and all the beauty of the underwater world...
This sounds a LOT like what i think i'm going to adore about it. I have never freedived (dove?) in the ocean to any extent. cannot wait to try it!!
 

prospector

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I think I enjoy just hanging out with all the fish. A slow descent so as not to startle them , then settle down in the rocks and wait for their curiosity to bring them to you. I have had a Queen triggerfish swim up to me, stop two feet from my mask then turn it’s head so as to look at me from a different angle, much like a dog will sometimes do when you are speaking to it. Or getting swarmed by a bunch of big snappers. Each species has a typical predictable way they will relate to your presence. Plus the pure fun of neutral buoyancy, floating thru space.
 
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Why don't you make a trip to a freediving school? either down south, florida or Caribbean, or within driving distance (your profile says new york) I know some really good instructors in/near Montreal and Toronto. You can make a week, or two) trip of it, take a course and get a good week or 2 of proper depth diving under your belt. If you like it so much to take it seriously then consider moving around for it, or if you decide its not for you at least you got the full and proper experience..
Hey Nathan -
Do you have any contact info for the Montreal freediving school? It seems to be as close to go there, or Boston
Thanks for the advice
 

Nathan Vinski

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Hey Nathan -
Do you have any contact info for the Montreal freediving school? It seems to be as close to go there, or Boston
Thanks for the advice

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The second one (apneacity) is the school that I did my courses with, but after sending a friend of mine (from boston) to train with them, the feedback was they they weren't as accommodating as apneeaventure. My opinion is that in the last few years their business model has changed slightly and they are more into a production-line style of teaching..

He actually trained with both clubs and preferred 'apneeaventure'. Their website is only in french but can and will teach english-only students.
 
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[email protected]

or

[email protected]

The second one (apneacity) is the school that I did my courses with, but after sending a friend of mine (from boston) to train with them, the feedback was they they weren't as accommodating as apneeaventure. My opinion is that in the last few years their business model has changed slightly and they are more into a production-line style of teaching..

He actually trained with both clubs and preferred 'apneeaventure'. Their website is only in french but can and will teach english-only students.
Thank you very much!!
 

HLanger1955

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May 17, 2013
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During winter pool sessions are on the program...I like them as well as I concentrate on my body and fluid motion though the water. After them my lungs are wide and all tenions fall off..
 

Leander

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I like being under water as it feels like the last place where I'm allowed to be free and wild. It connects with me in a way no other environment does. That is also why I react so badly when I find another pile of plastic, tires or even the back half of a motorcycle down there.