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Warm vs Cold Water: The Differences for Freedivers

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st August 2021

By Kirk Krack I’m often asked by students around the world if I freedive in British Columbia where I live, as most of my work and teaching is done globally and usually in more tropical destinations. This question is really about the temperature of the water and the tidal …

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Equalizing for Freediving and Scuba

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th July 2021

By Kirk Krack If you’ve taken a diving course, be it scuba or freediving, you would have been taught the process of equalization. You equalize to ensure that your ears, sinuses, and mask are equal to the water or ambient pressure surrounding you at your depth. Most scuba courses …

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Kirk Krack: Writing The Book on Freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th June 2021

Words by Michael Menduno DIVER sits down with an industry pioneer to talk the origins of modern freediving, nine-foot tall blue aliens, Tom Cruise, and the evolution of mixed gas freediving Kirk Krack is one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in sport diving, yet ironically, most divers …

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Freedivers of the next generation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th June 2021

By Kirk Krack and Mandy Rae Krack Being water people, it was always a given that our child would grow up in and around the water. But would she grow to love it and be as comfortable in it as we are? So far, she does. What a relief! …

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Ethical & Sustainable Mindsets of Harvesting

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th September 2020

By Chris Adair, with Kirk Krack The process of harvesting, fishing, and gathering your meal from the ocean and bringing it back to share at the table with friends and family is something that has been passed from generation to generation, and something we hope to continue to pass …

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Freediving Pregnant: One freediver’s story

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th October 2019

By Kirk Krack & Ashley Futral Chapman  There is little conclusive evidence supporting mainstream advice that women should stop diving (with compressed air) during pregnancy. The lack of science backing up the counsel is partly due to the fact that experimenting on pregnant women is unethical. That and endless …

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Preview: Kirk Krack – writing the book on freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

  The following is an abridged version of an extensive ten page feature interview in the Fall 2019 issue of DIVER magazine, written by Michael Menduno. Kirk Krack is one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in sport diving, yet ironically, most divers (DIVER readers excluded) have never heard of …

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TDI acquire Performance Freediving International, and PFA launched!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2019

ITI, the parent company of TDI, SDI, ERDI and First Response Training, have today announced a new addition to their family with the acquisiton of Performance Freediving International. DIVER readers will be familiar with PFI as its founder, Kirk Krack, is our regular freediving columnist and Contributing Editor. “I’m …

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Technical Freediving in Truk Lagoon

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th July 2019

By Kirk Krack and John Hullverson To my mind, there’s nothing better than gliding over a reef or wreck, free of tanks and hoses, tied only to the surface by my need for an eventual gulp of air.  However, as a former Trimix Instructor Trainer from what seems like …

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The Hazards of Freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th October 2014

Text by Bret Gilliam Photography by Andrey Nekrasov Let’s clear the air – You can get bent while breath hold diving. Sam Espinosa parked his battered pickup truck full of yellowfin grouper, snapper and a smattering of big pelagic fish in front of my office and, with obvious difficulty, climbed the …

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Yoga and Freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th July 2014

To accompany our rather good feature on breath hold diving and yoga, here are a few extra tidbits:   Yoga literally means ‘union’ and is based on the principle of harmony between the mind and body. All freedivers can benefit from it but yoga is particularly helpful for those …

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Diving Free

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th July 2014

It’s been said that if you want to know why dolphins are always smiling you should join them. Welcome to the world of breath-hold diving! Text by Richard Fleury  One of the world’s top wrecks, the SS Thistlegorm attracts exotic marine life. And today a creature seldom seen on …

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American Freediver Ted Hardy Wins DejaBlueV Freediving Competition

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th May 2014

US Freediving is pleased to report that US Freediving athlete Ted Hardy, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, has won the prestigious DejaBlueV freediving competition. Ted complied the highest point total for all six competitive freediving disciplines completed within the competition. The weeklong competition allows athletes to contest for points derived …

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