Author: TedHarty

My latest freediving nightmare

Just had a very vidid and intense freediving nightmare..I’ve had some good ones in the past, but this might be the “best.”   First scene is a bunch of freedivers very overweighted  wearing mask, snorkel, no fins and wetsuits, walking on the bottom level of a partially framed house which is underwater.  So they are walking around like normal into the classroom.  I realize this “dive shop” is running a freediving class. I then notice that the access to the surface is several rooms away.  I am super enjoying this moment cause its so cool looking and then I...

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Learn more about the mammalian dive reflex

Here is a video discussing the mammalian dive reflex  I made to go along with article I wrote for In the article I discussed why spearfisherman should consider holding their breath on the couch if they have been out of the water for a while to help get their mammalian dive reflex tuned up.  This video elaborates on what the dive reflex is and how you can use it to help you on your next spearfishing trip.      Check out all of my Tuesday Tip videos below.   Tuesday Tip #1 How to test if you...

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Blackout while spearfishing – I know my limits, I’m in tune with my body

The fallacy behind I don’t push myself and I’m in tune with my body. As the sport of freediving and spearfishing continue to grow unfortunately the fatalities from blackout will continue to grow as long as divers continue to ignore basic safety protocols. Most divers know you are supposed to dive with a buddy and dive one up, one down. Yet many of those same people don’t do either of those things. In my opinion, what follows is one of the reasons this decision is made. Most people reading this magazine have probably tried seeing how long you can...

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About Immersion Freediving

Immersion Freediving was founded in 2010 with the goal of offering the most comprehensive freediving courses on the market, while teaching students to dive deeper, stay longer, and most importantly become safer. My approach is to take the skills that I have developed as a 279ft competitive free diver and modify those techniques so they are applicable to a recreational freediver or spearfisherman. I will fundamentally and permanently alter your approaching to freediving by showing you the Immersion way.

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