Freediving Basics

In this section of the Freedive Earth Guide we introduce you to the basics of freediving, what is involved both as a hobby and a sport when competing.

Without doubt the oldest freediving discipline in the world, and the only truly ‘team’ event in freediving, CMAS%23" class="alinks-link" title="what is freediving Skandalopetra CMAS discipline">Skandalopetra has its origins in the culture and history of ancient Greece when fisherman, sponge harvesters and warriors used this technique to increase their breath-hold time and depth whilst working.

Also known as “The Cube”, Jump Blue (JB) Apnoea is one of the signature disciplines of CMAS who are the sole officiators of world records in this style of freediving. Athletes compete to swim as far as they can around a 15x15m square at a depth of between 5 and 15m in open water.