Many people freedive: recreational snorkelers, spearfishermen, underwater photographers and those who wish to pursue competition freediving.
Competitive freediving comes basically in three flavours – Time, Distance and Depth with six primary disciplines within those categories for both pool and open water diving.
Freediving is an exhilarating but potentially dangerous sport. Pressures on the body in deep water freediving can reach more than ten times that at the surface and competitive divers push their bodies to their limits and sometimes beyond. Because of this, safety is critical in both training and competition.