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date: 06 August 2020

Diving, Free 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Jeffery A. CharlstonJeffery A. CHARLSTON

Free diving—also known as skin diving—is the act of swimming underwater without equipment to aid in breathing. Free diving does not require any equipment, but it does benefit from some simple tools such as fins for improved motion, a diving mask, a snorkel, and a wetsuit. Free diving can be extended into one of several competitive sports, including spear fishing, snorkeling, underwater hockey, and the extreme form of free diving—apnea—in which competitors attempt to attain great depths on a single breath. ...

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