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    Snorkelling - free diving

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    When does snorkelling become free diving?

    I've snorkelled everywhere, I even snorkelled to the bottom of Stonie Cove once 😁 but when did I become a free diver?

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    When you bought something that cost more than any snorkeller would pay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    When you bought something that cost more than any snorkeller would pay?
    I was thinking the same
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    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz View Post
    When does snorkelling become free diving?
    I've always worked on the basis that snorkelling is just shallow and looking at stuff, and free diving is when depth or duration becomes the main focus. Evidenced by the free diving platform at Vobster - you'd never get anyone snorkelling there!

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    Snorkeling is staying at the surface whilst breathing through a snorkel.

    Freediving is diving beneath the surface without breathing apparatus.

    So if you've ducked beneath the waters surface whilst holding your breath then you're a freediver.

    Just like somebody who takes a breath off a reg whilst kneeling on the bottom of a pool is a scuba diver
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    Not disagreeing at all Stuart, but what the survival rates for this definition are is unknown. Having seen a young man in Cozumel hauled out and declared dead from < 10m ( no SCUBA apparatus involved), just having a play around with no backup. I might suggest there are three non SCUBA categories, 1. Just on the surface looking down, 2. Just taking a deep breath and going down 3. Taking a course with those who know and with backup and resus training.
    Now I went on the Welsh mountains by myself at 16 years and survived it and still think it a good way to learn but with age does come a little caution and Breath hold diving is a discipline that at the least needs some backup and the group 2 is the dangerous one.
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    I thought that free divers didn't use snorkels.
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