Physiology | Freedive Earth


The mammalian diving reflex is a unique set of evolutionary adaptations that are left over from the time when all life developed in the oceans.

A wise man once told me “there are two kinds of divers in this world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it…” but is this actually true?

I first came across this question from by a very organised, very talented level 2 student (German, naturally) who not only wanted to know exactly why he felt much better on the ascent, but

We all know the story. Fat greek man jumps into the bath, gets excited, runs naked down the road shouting something odd, but strangely catchy….

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