Long before scuba equipment were made, humans have been stepping out of their element and diving into the water by freediving. Ancient people dived without any mechanical apparatus for breathing to harvest food and valuable items. The earliest written record that mentioned the use of freediving could be found in Greece, where the ancient Greeks relied on freedivers to harvest natural sponge, as well as to sabotage enemy ships and dismantle underwater obstacles set up against the Greek navy.
With the invention and development of the scuba equipment, freediving has transformed into a recreational activity and a sport, although there are still a number of people who freedive for commercial purposes. One of the main attractions of freediving is its simplicity, relying mainly on the freedivers own ability to hold their breath while diving until they resurface. But whether you’re freediving for recreation, sport, or your livelihood, having the equipment especially made for the job makes freediving more efficient and enjoyable.
Aquamundo Nero and Bianco Masks
With its low profile design, the Aquamundo Nero and Bianco masks are our recommendation for freedivers. Although different face shapes and sizes might mean another mask might have a better fit, starting with the Aquamundo Nero and Bianco masks is a good idea.
Lalum Long Blade Fins
Especially made for freedivers, the Lalum has long blades that make it more powerful than standard scuba fins, requiring less finning effort, and conserves your energy. These fins also come in 2 stiffness levels (flexible and medium) as well as smaller sizes, making it a good choice even for those who are just starting freediving. The Lalum Long Blade fins also come in two design: in plain black, and camouflage pattern.
Aquamundo Neoprene Socks
Aquamundo offers two kinds of neoprene socks that you can use with the Lalum fins; 3mm high-cut, and 5mm low-cut. Both socks are double-glued and blind-stitched, and ensure a comfortable fit, and the 5mm low-cut socks also have ankle strings to help secure it in place.
Although optional, a snorkel will make freediving easier. It enables you to conserve your energy on the surface while keeping an eye for prey (in cases wherein you’re freediving to fish), or just looking in the water before you take a deep breath and dive. The Aquamundo Lalum snorkel is floatable, so it returns to the surface for easy retrieval in case you lose it during your dive. It’s also made with a soft mouthpiece to provide a comfortable bite, and lessen the chances of jaw fatigue.
To know more details and availability of Aquamundo’s freediving line of equipment, don’t hesitate to contact or visit the Aquamundo dive shop nearest you. We’ll be more than happy to assist you with your freediving equipment needs.