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Science & Research

Fifty years ago, so little was known about the science behind freediving that the top divers in the world - who were diving less than half as deep as the best athletes today - were routinely told by doctors that they would certainly be killed by the pressure of the water around them. Since then, interest in freediving research, particularly in the areas of physiology and underwater technology have grown exponentially, with researchers like Erika Schagatay, Professor of Environmental Physiology, devoting considerable time and resources to researching the body's adaptations to depth, and a multitude of companies developing applications and devices designed specifically for freediving. You'll find a wealth of articles, videos, images and resources here.

The Problem With Lung Squeeze, a Freediving Competition Safety article, an Inside Story, Part 1