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Working as Scuba, but want to improve Freediving.

Tal-Shahar Marzuk

New Member
Nov 17, 2016
Eilat, Israel
and again this question... Freediving after Scuva diving

Hi guys! thanks for showing interest on solving my issue.
I am currently working as an underwater photographer for people coming for introduction scuba dive for PADI.
I usuelly don't pass 8m with them during this intro dive.
The thing is, I work everyday, starting early in the morning and I want to finish my working day and practice my free diving.

Am I going to get DCS??
Can I go through a freediving session that ends in a certain depth?
Can my diving computer give me any knowledge about how to minimize risks when combining these 2 sports?

I KNOW - that every guide, manual, course says to avoid freediving after scuba.. but the situation is complicated and depths are shallow.

any opinions ?



Jul 4, 2016
I am no expert but I would be very careful. I would think that the key factor would be the amount of time you spend breathing compressed air at 8m (~2 atmos), I know that Scuba divers are required to spend several days after diving before they can fly, suggesting that it takes a while for the excess N2 to leave the bloodstream. If you do this everyday it may compound the issue? Free-diving especially CW (with fins) gives, relative to scuba, a very rapid ascent from a deepish dive. I would say that the depth of the freedive may be more significant than the depth of the scuba dive. I would recommend getting advice from an instructor grade Freediver rather than from me though.
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