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New training app for freedivers launched

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A new training app for freedivers called Apnea Diver has been launched for smartphones and tablets and is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Created specifically with free divers, apnea swimmers and spearfishing enthusiasts in mind, the app offers instruction on how to expand lung capacity and the amount of time you can spend underwater.

The Apnea Diver app contains a series of apnea breath hold static tables which the developers of the app claim will improve your lung capacity if practiced three to four times a week. The app gives users the option to set their maximum breath hold time, which will be saved to the in-app log book so you can keep track of your progress. Settings for the static tables are automatically adjusted according to your maximum breath hold time (show settings page) or can be altered manually if they user has specific requirements.

There are 3 breathing training tables: CO2- aimed at increasing carbon dioxide expulsion, O2 – aimed at increasing oxygen intake and Pranayama – aimed at warming up the lungs in preparation for a dive or used for meditation and relaxation. Users can select the number of cycles they wish to do for each exercise, and all completed tables will be recorded in the log book.

For screen shots, an instructional video and more information visit www.apnea-diver.com.

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Jeff chats to… Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Rowan’s film – Ocean Art and Facts – can be seen here:

Fourth in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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NUPG Lockdown Best of…

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Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.

There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…

British and Irish Close Up

Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark

British and Irish Wide Angle

A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne

Overseas Wide Angle

Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor

Under Bath Water

Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown

The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.

For more information on the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.

Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer

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