My sons Robert and David double-teamed a cero while freediving/spearfishing with Hawaiian slings in the Bahamas. Diving with a partner isn't just about safe diving practices, it's often more productive, as well. Don't miss the great camaraderie in this hunting experience. Enjoy the video!
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Attention all Ocean Lovers! Don't miss the phenomenal Blue Wild Expo on April 14-15 at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. The show features fishing, diving, spearfishing, boardsports, marine art, apparel, travel, boats, and more! They even have a Kid's Corner! Come check out the workshops, seminars, and many exhibitors. I'll be at booth 221 and would love to have you stop by and say hello!

Apr 14 - Apr 15Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
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Florida-based Team USA Freediver Ashleigh Baird recently took to Mexico's Cenote El Pit sinkhole to help launch the new SeaSeekers diving mask. SeaSeekers, by cruise company Royal Caribbean, is a new diving masked designed to help

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Enjoyed a visit from Kirk Krack with PFI - this guy taught me freedive skills and coached me to a 5 min breathhold!

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Having a great day the the Blue Wild with Joe Fernandez and lots of other friends who love the ocean! Come by the Broward County Convention and see what's going on!!

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The Blue Wild Watersports Expo opens today at the Broward County Convention Center!! It is going to be awesome so come have fun and see all the new equipment and learn from the pros. Don't miss it! And come visit DiveWise at booth 805! Sat. 10-7 Sun 11-7. $20/day. Kids 12 and under are free. See you there!! 😁

Divers Alert Network and Performance Freediving International team up to improve education and safety in the sport.

Great information and techniques on how to rescue a shark attack victim.

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Terra Australis

Shark Attack First Aid.


Terra Australis brings you this public service announcement Shark Attack First Aid, demonstrating the best first aid practices if you are faced with a shark attack situation. There has undoubtably been an increase in attacks and encounters over the last few years. The team at Terra Australis wants to offer ocean enthusiasts worldwide the opportunity to learn some tips and techniques that could assist them in saving a life if they are faced with this first aid situation.

The theory and information in this video has been endorsed by paramedics that have attended shark attack incidents in Western Australia and we have tried to re-enact this first aid situation to best give viewers a visual representation on how to respond. We are not trying to replace a first aid course, but simply build on your knowledge and provide an insight into what can be done in that situation.

Anybody that is faced with an incident such as a shark attack will react in different ways. There is no right or wrong, everybody always does their very best given their circumstance. We were in a controlled environment without the panic of somebody being seriously injured, in addition to a shark being in the vicinity.

Some things we learnt from the experience is that it is very difficult to rescue somebody by yourself. Tying a tourniquet, maintaining pressure, getting them on the board and back into safety while battling white water, shallow reef and a victim is truly testing - but humans are capable of amazing things.

We encourage you to be conscious of your surroundings, do your research into when shark populations are at their highest in your area and be prepared with first aid equipment in your boat, board bag, or car.

What's in a Shark Attack First Aid Kit?
It is our recommendation to keep the bag as simple as possible: Kit should include
Pressure bandage (large)
Large combine/ absorbent pad
Thermal blanket
* House all items in a dry bag.

Items can be easily purchased individually to make up a kit. If you would like Terra Australis to put together a Shark Attack First Aid Kit for you, please private message us via our Terra Australis Facebook page.

Thank you to all of the professionals and volunteers who helped create this video.

Produced / Directed / Edited by Ryan Chatfield for Terra Australis

Paramedic - Stewart Masson: SDS

Camera: Johnny Debnam
Camera: Mitchell Yeats
In-water camera: Andre Rerekura
Drone: Ryan Chatfield Images
Surfer: Evan Rogers
Terra Australis Team: Johnny Debnam Andre Rerekura Ryan Chatfield

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Swimming induced pulmonary edema (SIPE) may affect scuba divers, breath-hold divers, and swimmers.

SIPE, which is also known as Immersion Pulmonary Edema, has been occasionally reported during the last two decades. It may affect scuba divers, breath-hold divers and swimmers. The incidence of SIP…

Interesting article from DAN's DiveLab blog that explores breath-hold diving and venous gas emboli.

Decompression sickness has been the suspected cause of the post-dive symptoms of brain injury in breath-hold divers for a long time, and the quest for the proof of culprit has been ongoing, but wit…

Friends, our USA Spearfishing Team is competing in the Worlds 2016 competition in Syros, Greece this month. They are in need of more funds as the past two months of scouting has been costly, albeit very productive and helpful in gaining significant intelligence. Please consider supporting TEAM USA! Your contribution is tax deductible. We are so thankful Terry Maas has donated FRVs for the safety of our divers as the FRV was approved this year for use in the 2016 Worlds competition! Please give generously to support our guys!

ORMake Checks Payable to:USOAReference: Worlds2016 Mailing Address:USOAC/O Carol Rose-President347 El Castillo VistaSonoma CA 95476 USA Phone:

This diver learned a valuable freedive safety lesson. #neverdivealone #divewise #livetodiveanotherday

This is the story about my recent freediving/spearfishing trip in Isla Mujeres. I blacked out in about 5 feet of water after diving to 70ft to spear a fish. ...

Diving tip on how to weight properly when freediving. Thanks, Ted.

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Immersion Freediving

Tuesday Tip 1 minute video. This first episode teaches you how to test if you are overweighted. Many freedivers & spearfisherman are overweighted. This means t...hat if you were to blackout you would sink down to the bottom of the ocean. This video allows you to determine if you are overweighted. Hope you learn something and feel free to tag or share with people that you think would learn from this. See you next Tuesday! #IFDTuesdayTips

To learn more safety related tips check out my previous Tuesday Tip videos

Tuesday Tip #1 How to tell if you are overweighted for spearfishing & freediving.

Tuesday Tip #2 Why you should be close enough to grab your buddy when they surface while spearfishing & freediving,

Tuesday Tip #3 Why you should remove your snorkel while freediving.

Tuesday Tip #4 For your buddy who gets sick while on the boat, but claims they are not "seasick."

Tuesday Tip #5 Addressing the myth of I don't push myself and I know my limits.

Tuesday Tip #6 Why use a float line in dirty water.

Tuesday Tip #7 How to stop losing your buddy while spearfishing

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While the dog days of summer are still upon us, spend some quality time in the water teaching your kids to freedive. Here Jason's brother David plays diving games with Jason as a fun way to introduce the sport to him. Ten-year-old Jason is wearing a low volume Mares freedive mask, which seals nicely around his small face, and kids triathlon fins which have soft flexible rubber foot pockets. Getting the right gear for your children is key to them learning to enjoy snorkeling and freediving.

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