Safety Free Diver

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).

Shark Tooth Diving in Venice Florida

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
it…fossil diving.

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Cave Diving for the Silver Screen

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.
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Free Diving Disciplines

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.

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Deep Stops

We all remember from our open water training that a stop at 10 to 20 feet for three to five minutes is recommended before surfacing from every dive. You may have read or heard about “deep stops” or Plyle stops”.