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Why I Freedive and not do SCUBA?

If I ever get a 10 peso coin for every person who would ask “why not do scuba?” when I explain freediving, I think I can get pretty rich. There still are a lot of people who don’t understand what freediving is so you can head on over to this article: What is Freediving and why is Freediving Popular? To give you a quick glimpse, freediving is a form of diving that does not involve any form of breathing apparatus regardless of whatever form of diving that takes place as long as it is done in one single breath. The practice goes way back to our ancestors of the sea such as the Sama Badjaos (Sea nomads in the Philippines) and many other diving societies like the lady pearl divers of Japan. Don’t you want to breathe underwater? Well if we had gills for doing so, then yes it’ll be awesome. However SCUBA, which involves a breathing apparatus, demands a certain level of safety and precaution while you are diving. There are rules that apply …