Most of the underwater hunters take a boat early in the morning, jump into the water and begin to hunt. However, problems soon arise with shortness of breath  (apnea), that is when the need to breathe is so strong that we have the feeling that we “just can’t do it.”

No one takes the time to accustom the organs to different loads acting on the body under water. The solution is in knowing the exercises for faster performance diving reflex, which is just waiting in our bodies for someone to wake it!

For our senses it  is very important to exercise movements to point 4 without a mask!

Free Dive

Quick start of the diving reflex:

1. Float on the water’s surface completely calm for at least 2 minutes, with your face under the water, snorkel in your mouth, without the mask.

2. Inhalation should be 60%, hold your breath until the first contraction of the diaphragm, without the mask.

3. Release in the same position (point 1) and calm breathing for 4-8 min, without the mask.

4. Inhalation should be about 90%, hold the breath for 10 seconds, followed by exhalation of breath and 3x fast full inhalation, relaxed exhalation of breath in terms of “let it go by itself” and at the end of the exhalation a gentle squeeze with the diaphragm, without the mask.

5. Dive into  5-10 m and lie on the seabed (1 / 2 inspiration);

6. Rise to the surface as soon as it becomes uncomfortable, inhalation (make the “Controlled exhale”) – with no snorkel in your mouth.

7. A dive follows to a depth where you feel pressure on the chest (15 m), there stop for 10-15 seconds, followed by a quiet and slow rise to the surface where you make the “Controlled exhale” – so no snorkel in your mouth

8. Breathing calmly on the surface for 2 min and re-dive following point 7;

9. Again a third dive following point 7, and follow your own instinct, extend your stagnation time, then up to  the surface (no snorkel) and make the “Controlled exhale” again.

10. Dive ‘ON FULL “, on the surface (no snorkel) make the “Controlled exhale”.

Note I: with regular exercise you can carry out point 5 in exhalation. In this case, let someone to control you!

Note II: “Controlled exhale”, is a quick and controlled expiratory technique to be carried out immediately after dive, on the surface and must not exceed 60% of breath in, which immediately follows it. Technique of controlled breath is needed to prevent a further drop in partial pressure of oxygen in the lungs, which is already low at the end of the dive. This technique significantly reduces the likelihood of a diver to “black out”!