What is Apnea Diving?
The word apnea is derived from Greek, meaning “breathless”.
Free diving is diving by only one breath without any use of breathing aids (such as a diving tank and a breathing system) however diving equipment such as a mask, weights and snorkel are sometimes used. The diver inhales air full of his lungs and deepens for as long a time as possible.
Contrary to initial intuition, this sport is safer than diving with breathing aids, and can dive to greater depths than diving with compressed air tanks.
A natural way to enjoy the beauty of the depths of the sea
Some people consider free diving an extreme sport whose uniqueness is the deep serenity and tranquility that contrasts with all other types of extreme sports. For others it is a natural way to enjoy the beauty of the depths of the sea without any need for cumbersome, heavy and uncomfortable diving equipment, and some experience free diving as meditation and connection of body and mind.
Free diving serves as a basis for a variety of sports such as spearfishing, underwater photography, competitive diving and of course just plain relaxed and fun snorkeling.