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What is Freediving and Why is it so Popular?

  Despite all the youtube videos, articles online and discussions in groups and threads, I still encounter this question and it’s not a big deal since I know not a lot of people are exposed to this term. When it comes to diving, most people associate it with SCUBA diving which requires the use of an underwater breathing apparatus. With Freediving it’s simply put: diving with just a single breath of air.   Snorkeling vs Freediving There are those who might confuse freediving with snorkeling. We can go crazy over the semantics and other things but it is generally understood that snorkelers are merely limited to the surface. When a snorkeler decides to go deeper than the confines of the surface then one becomes a freediver. Who is a freediver and who isn’t? Basically anyone who decides to dive deeper than the surface is a freediver. A freediver is not determined by the depth of their dive or even the duration of their dive. You can have someone with a 20 second dive time diving …