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Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:44 am

Hey guys, anyone around that wouldn't mind teaching an extremely unfit smoker some of the required breathing techniques etc for free diving - preferably somewhere around Auckland.
Heading out to see the team @ Wettie to gear up and looking to learn the ropes this summer and hopefully spear my first fish :rock:

Yes I know, smoking is not going to help the situation... should never have started :headbang:
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Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:50 am

Reckon you can do it mate :y:
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Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:37 am

The main thing to do to improve yr breath hold is to remain calm and use slow movements. Get used to being in the water and relaxing. Get your breathing into an even rhythm and spend plenty of time on the surface between dives to recover the oxygen saturation in your blood. DO NOT HYPERVENTLATE BEFORE YOU DIVE! This will give you a longer breath hold but there is a massive increase in the risk of shallow water blackout.

As a kayaker when you free dive you're likely to be alone in the water - this is not reccomeded but in my case most of the diving that I do is solo. To do this safely I need to ensure that I don't push the limits of my breath hold too far so most dives that I do are under 1 minute - not near the limits of my breath hold capiablity but safe.

If you come up here at any stage I'll be happy to assist and will even take you to a cray hole or two but prob not any of my really good ones :lol:
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Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:46 am

Cheers Kerry, yeah have been reading up on Shallow Water Blackout and it regularly comes back to the hyperventilating issue.
I'm not confident enough in the water to even attempt something crazy like that to extend my breath hold - quite surprised at how common this practice sounds.

Will likely be heading to a course sometime this summer to learn a few techniques in the pool before attempting any real diving in the briney.
May take some gear next weekend and just have a snorkel around if the weather allows while we're out at Cuvier just for a look
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Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:38 am

Pointloader wrote:Cheers Kerry, yeah have been reading up on Shallow Water Blackout and it regularly comes back to the hyperventilating issue.
I'm not confident enough in the water to even attempt something crazy like that to extend my breath hold - quite surprised at how common this practice sounds.

Will likely be heading to a course sometime this summer to learn a few techniques in the pool before attempting any real diving in the briney.
May take some gear next weekend and just have a snorkel around if the weather allows while we're out at Cuvier just for a look
Talking too a mate who spear fishes regularly he reckons its pretty easy to shoot a kingy from the surface. So there is hope with no training

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Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:08 am

ANYONE can train themselves to hold there breath for over 3mins relatively quickly........Being calm in the water is the key
And once you got it you need to keep using it or you will have to retrain.
There is a TON of info on the net about apnea training etc most of it is actually useful.

My longest hold was close to 5mins out of water though.........water makes a huge difference.
Look up William Trubridge in youtube doing the Hectometer Dive that's insane, I used to go to school with him and he is a fish.

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Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:03 am

awondering wrote:Reckon you can do it mate :y:
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can of redbull in the other hand :lol:
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:18 am

Pointloader wrote:Hey guys, anyone around that wouldn't mind teaching an extremely unfit smoker some of the required breathing techniques etc for free diving - preferably somewhere around Auckland.
Heading out to see the team @ Wettie to gear up and looking to learn the ropes this summer and hopefully spear my first fish :rock:

Yes I know, smoking is not going to help the situation... should never have started :headbang:
Catch up over the Jandel sometime , water quality so much better over there :y:

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