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No need to go far to be free

Appeared in DIVER January 2018
DIVER's freediving correspondent MARCUS GREATWOOD offers cost-effective options close to home that will allow everyone to experience the sport in all its aspects
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ICE COOL

Appeared in DIVER May 2017
Nineteen-year-old VALENTINA CAFOLLA, a freediver from Croatia, has set what she claims to be a new world record for diving under ice on one breath.
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Cold Comfort

Appeared in DIVER February 2017
Would you go north to within miles of the Arctic Circle just to dive in a wetsuit?
Our freediving correspondent MARCUS GREATWOOD thinks that after reading this you'll answer yes. We're not sure...
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Darkwater Freedom

Appeared in DIVER August 2016
Continuing his ground-breaking ‘phreatic’ adventures – freediving in underground environments – MARCUS GREATWOOD and his NTX Dark Water team visit a slate quarry high up a mountainside in North Wales
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FREE Expression

Appeared in DIVER February 2016
It isn't just about going up and down a line once you've mastered breath-hold techniques - compliant marine life, caves, wrecks and more can all be enjoyed in a new way. Here three freedivers - one a newcomer to the sport and the others highly experienced - explore some of the possibilities beyond scuba
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A dip into the mer-world

Appeared in DIVER February 2015
Wanting to be a mermaid used to be the preserve of little girls, but now bigger girls and some men are discovering a branch of freediving with real benefits, says LISA COLLINS - she has a tail to tell
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Oh, so free!

Apeared in DIVER September 2014
Story by Freya Greatwood, photos by Pia Greatwood
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Deep

Appeared in DIVER July 2014
In his new book Deep, JAMES NESTOR explores the science of depth and becomes a freediver to learn more about life in our oceans - but first comes an unsettling encounter with competitive freediving at the World Championships in Greece
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Flex those muscles!

Appeared in DIVER October 2013
How much strength do divers need Scuba and freediver? REBECCA COALES (who has just broken the British Womens' Dynamic No Fins record with a 120m dive!) shares more fitness and technique tips
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You will have fun!

Appeared in DIVER October 2009
NoTanx AIDA 2* Freediver Course
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Analysing Sara

Appeared in DIVER March 2008
Sara Campbell, the British woman who took up competitive freediving only last year, amazed everyone by taking three world records within months. Fellow British freediver Mark Harris probes her on the secrets of her success. Pictures by Laura Storm
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No limits

Appeared in DIVER February 2007
Scuba divers can benefit from freediving theory and practice, believes Emma Farrell, who trains divers to improve their breathing. One Breath is her new book, with photographs by Frederic Buyle, and this extract concerns the more extreme end of the sport
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ALTITUDE WITH ATTITUDE

Appeared in DIVER August 2006
Just what the world needs - another freediving record! But this is one with a difference, as world champion freediver Carlos Coste invites scuba diver Dan Burton to help him conquer one of the deepest - and highest - lagoons in the Andes Mountains
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Freediving with HUMPBACKS

Appeared in Diver March 2006
YORAM ZEKRI MOVED TO FRENCH POLYNESIA five years ago. We kept in touch, meeting at dive shows and freediving competitions, and then he asked if I would like to come and tour the islands with him. I said yes. I knew that September would be the perfect season to dive with one of the oceans biggest animals - the humpback whale.
Words and pictures by Frederic Buyle
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Stepanek breaks freediving record

A new world freediving record of 106m in the Contant Weight discipline has been set by Martin Stepanek
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