Tag Archives: loss of motor control (LMC)

A friend in need…

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Free-diving rescue in water. The vast majority of loss of motor control(LMC) or blackouts happen on the surface though sometimes on rare occasions they can also occur as the diver nears the surface. In the last ten metres the diver should be … Continue reading



Being a good buddy

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How to be a good buddy. Discussion of shallow water black out(SWB) in the last post brings us to another important part of elementary free dive training; namely buddy skills. Proper training. Obviously for a training partner to be reliable, they … Continue reading



Some effects of pressure…

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Basic physics as related to free diving and shallow water blackout To free dive safely an elementary understanding of physics and the effects of pressure is needed. At the basic level to avoid shallow water blackout and in more advanced … Continue reading