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Freediving the Sport that Offers Something for Everyone.

History of Freediving

Freediving or APNEA is not a new sport, humans have been freediving for food and resources to trade for over 8,000 years. Alexander the Great employed Freedivers to help his ships enter the harbour during the siege of Tyre. It was, however, not a recreational sport, this is a modern development as technological advancements in equipment opened the sport up, helping humans stay longer in the water and dive deeper than before. You may have watched the competitions, or the Netflix films, and heard of Freedivers like Alexey Molchanov who holds the current record at 133 metres in constant weight, but did you know this is a sport with something to offer everyone whether you want to meet the marine life, be more comfortable in water or find out how deep you can go!


White freediving fins on black background
Bi-Fins to aid movement

You were born to Freedive

It does not matter what size or shape you are, if you enjoy being in the water you can Freedive. In fact, your body is designed to help you. You start life in fluid and like all mammals we have the Mammalian Dive Reflex. Think of it as your dolphin connection, it never goes away it just fades. The SSI Training program is designed to help you reconnect with your inner mammal and become a safe and confident freediver. There are courses available for pool and open water and our focus at Mulberry Marine Experiences is on gentle progression, fun, laughter, exploration and not competition. If you are not sure which one is right for you, we are always very happy to discuss your goals and make the best recommendation for you.


Freediver on back preparing for a dive
A Relaxed Breathe Up

What it Offers?

You will learn to breathe in a full and relaxed fashion, a benefit that not only improves your in-water experience but has a positive impact on your everyday life. The sport of Freediving is very relaxing, so it is an amazing, fun way to get rid of the tension of everyday life. You can ditch the treadmill and get fitter and stronger as it is a great cardio workout. Then when you head out and explore, freediving in the sea you can get closer to the marine life, swimming within the shoals and hovering above the rays.

If you want to be more relaxed in water, fitter, take a better breath and have fun exploring the marine world then Freediving is a sport you should consider. 


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