Blackout | Freedive Earth

Blackout

According to the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN), around 40 freediving-related deaths occur every year. The overwhelming majority of these deaths involve new or untrained freedivers who don’t know how to avoid dangerous situations, or what to do when they occur.

Underwater blackout is the leading cause of death amongst freedivers and every single one of the 40 or so deaths that occur as a result of blackout each year are equally tragic because they can be so easily prevented. The quick tips in the short guide below are a must for you to know if you’re thinking of freediving or spearfishing this summer.