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Freediving at Scubafest Cornwall 2014



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What better way to kick start the Great British Freediving season for Freediving 2000 than to head down to Cornwall for Scubafest 2014?

From Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th May, Freediving 2000 ran workshops at Scubafest (which once again was held at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park), giving people who attended the event the opportunity to discover the awesome sport of Freediving.

Karen 8The weekend was mostly sunny (it did rain on one of the days unfortunately), however our spirits were not dampened; it was great to be with a whole bunch of like-minded people that love  anything and everything to do with diving. Scubafest Cornwall 2014 was open to freedivers, scubadivers and non-divers, with plenty going on to keep all happy come rain or shine.

Karen 9Once everyone was out of the water, the après-dive festivities continued long into the night, with fab food, live bands, fancy dress parties, karaoke and a fab pub in walking distance.

I think our photos show what a fab time we had and how great the event was. Will we be back next year? Of course we will – we won’t miss it!

To find out more about Freediving 2000, visit


With over 25 years of dive experience and having travelled all over the world, Karen Parrott now owns and runs Freediving 2000 and Scuba 2000 in Sussex in the UK. The sea is a lifetime's passion for Karen, as is scuba diving, and now of course Freediving! Karen has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of diving as well as marine life, wrecks, & history. With a love of photography both above and below the water, Karen can always be found with her SLR or Compact close by.

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The BiG Scuba Podcast… with Marcus Greatwood



First in a new series of podcasts shared by our friends Gemma and Ian aka The BiG Scuba Podcast…

This episode of the Big Scuba Podcast features Gemma and Ian chatting  to Marcus Greatwood. He is a freediver and a Senior Coach at NoTanx club.  Marcus started freediving in 1999, Loic Leferme said to him “you have to start a club – great things only happen when you have a group of people to make them happen.” Since then NoTanx has enabled a lot of people to interact with the Oceans & Lakes. Marcus says freediving always comes back to enjoying where you are at that moment – underwater, weightless, timeless – and that feeling is accessible by everyone.

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Freediving is the art of moving efficiently underwater on a single breath. The NoTanx training system has, at its core, a focus on enjoyment and relaxation. Techniques start with awareness and are suitable for everyone.  The health benefits are innumerable and can relieve asthma, stress and panic attacks.  Training with NoTanx can gain improvements in other activities like scuba, triathlons, Brazilian jiujitsu, Golf and more.

Find out more about Marcus and NoTanx at:

Find more podcast episodes and information at and on most social platforms @thebigscuba

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Jeff chats to… Breathwork Practitioner Hannah Goodman (Watch Video)



In this Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman talks to Breathwork Practitioner Hannah Goodman about breathing correctly to enhance our diving experiences.

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