Denise Discovers Freediving
Denise has enjoyed snorkelling all over the world but had never had any instruction on how to freedive and couldn’t understand the pain in her ears when she tried to dive under the water.
When she met me she was thinking of giving Scuba Diving a try but was concerned about being under the water with so much water on top of her! After a late night conversation she decided to give freediving a try.
The next morning although a bit nervous Denise was also excited to find out what freediving was all about. Throughout the theory session she had several light bulb moments finding out all about pressure and how it affects the air spaces and specifically the ears! Now she knew why she felt pain going down, she didn’t know how to equalise.
During the static session in the pool relaxing wasn’t easy as a spinning teacher and all round sporty fanatic the muscles in her shoulders are so used to being tensed they didn’t want to relax. A bit of in water massage always helps and she was happy to achieve a 1 minute 40 second breath hold! Dynamic was more fun and showed she was used to dolphin kick underwater rather than stereo fining, something she had been doing whenever she made it under the water.
A trip into the Red Sea next to get some depth and see some fish! The fish liked to watch as she made her way down the line, swimming over to her to get a better look and then swimming for cover in their coral covered rope. Denise used all that she had learnt in the morning, put into practice in the afternoon and was happy diving down and swimming underwater.
She wanted to see the sunrise in the Desert so we combined this with her certification ceremony while watching the sunrise over the Red Sea with the Red Sea Mountain range in the background. What a wonderful way to learn how to dive.
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Tags: Constant Weight, Course, Discover Freediving, Freediver, Red Sea, Static