What do you need to start Freediving?
A mask, a snorkel and a pair of fins are the bare essentials for taking up freediving. This is enough to get a great experience diving in the ocean, especially in warm tropical water. In cooler temperate waters a wetsuit is usually needed to give the freediver significant time in the water. If you add a wetsuit, you will need to add weights to handle the extra floatation of the suit. The long bladed freediving fins are advised but not necessary in the early stages. Knowledge of freediving safety procedures is also an important requirement, for example, never diving alone.
To optimise your freediving performance, our resident expert Wayne Judge has provided his expert advice about what to look for when choosing freediving gear.
Masks and Goggles, including water-filled goggles.
Weight Belt and Weights, includingNeck Weights.
Floats and Line, includingSafety Lanyards.