A safety free diver course is typically a one-day course that is designed for competent free divers who are comfortable with their current level of free diving knowledge, skills, and techniques, yet have never gone through a structured program of buddy procedures, safety and rescue skills, and problem management techniques. This course teaches you to dive to a depth of 15 feet (5 m).
by Mike McNulty
Like many folks who have been diving for many years, I’m always
looking for something unique to make diving more interesting. In the 30 years
since I became certified, I’ve done underwater photography as well as
spearfishing. I’ve dove in lakes, quarries, rivers, coral reefs, and kelp
‘forests’. I’ve done ‘shark dives,’ drift dives, and wreck dives, and I’ve
always looked for ‘something else’ to keep things interesting. Then I found
by Andreas W. Matthes
Cave diving in Romania is something not offered all the time and when friend, Underwater cave cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles of Karst Production was asking me some years back during a NSS-CDS cave diving convention in Lake City, Florida if I like to go cave diving in Romania naturally I was curious and it turned out to be quite a cave diving experience indeed.
Static Apnea (STA)
The free diver holds his/her breath for as long as possible with his/her mouth and nose submerged. Free divers generally float face down in the water.
Static apnea is the only discipline measuring the duration one can hold their breath. Performances can be done and recognized in a pool or open water (sea, lake, river, etc.) environment.