FREEDIVING DISCIPLINES

STATIC APNEA (STA)

Holding breath underwater for as long as possible.

CONSTANT WEIGHT (CWT)

Descends and ascends using his fins/monofin and with the use of his arms without pulling on the rope or changing his ballast. Constant weight is the common sportive depth discipline of freediving.

CONSTANT WEIGHT WITHOUT FINS (CNF)

Descends and ascends by swimming without the use of fins or without pulling on the rope or changing his ballast. Constant weight without fins is the depth discipline of freediving that is most challenging, because of the physical effort needed to swim without assistance.

FREE IMMERSION (FIM)

Discipline in which the freediver dives under water without the use of propulsion equipment, but only by pulling on the rope during descent and ascent.

DYNAMIC WITH FINS (DYN)

The aim to swim with fins as far as possible under the water horizontally rather than vertically.

DYNAMIC WITHOUT FINS (DNF)

The aim to swim without fins as far as possible under the water horizontally rather than vertically.

VARIABLE WEIGHT (VWT)

Allowed to change weight during the dive - usually heavier on the way down. For record attempts and deep variable weight dives, a heavily weighted sled is used to take the diver to the bottom. The ascent is made by a combination of pulling on the line and finning.

NO LIMIT (NLT)

Discipline in which the freediver descends and ascends with the method of his or her choice. Often, a heavy metal bar or "sled" grasped by the diver descends fixed to a line, reaching great depths.
The most common ascension assistance is via inflatable lifting bags.

 

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