GEAR - a few suggestions for the beginner

SUIT - You will need a wetsuit, if you have a 3mm flexible one used in watersports - its OK.
A real freediving suit, extra flexible with open cell (bare neophrene) on one side will take you deeper. A 5mm one will keep you warm in northern waters or during long training hauls.

Left is a Sporasub diablo 2-piece suit. Nylon on outside and opencell on the inside. It will stick to your skin so you need water to put it on.

FINS - Regular fins are OK but if you are going deeper (than you knew you could) – you will need freediving fins. For example like these: sporasub polytech fins. There are also fins in glasfibre or carbon. The italian C4 are very popular, they can be attached to the old sporasub footpocket. The sporasub "variant blade" can be changed into longer carbon blades. This system also makes it easy to travel

TAILOR MADE SUIT - It is well worth the money to make a tailormade suit. makes them in differnt colors and materials

MASK - You need a mask – the smaller the better. From top left we see: Cressi minima, a sphera, samurai, star. The sphera has plastic glas and is very compressable. With the Sporasub Starmask you will get a wider field of vision.

WEIGHTBELT -Now you better find yourself a rubberweightbelt – it sticks better to your hips when moving around and lets you breath more easily. How much weight – well - weight yourself so that you float up from 5 or 10 meters of depth, better having an easy ride on the way up - than sinking like a stone. 1 kilo of led per mm of suit, but, the deeper you go the less weight you need.

DEPTH METER - If you don´t have a depth gauge – put markings on your training rope – take it slow – never dive more than 3 meters deeper then your personal best. There are special depth gauges for freedivers - like the Suunto D3 (freedive and scubadive mode).

MONOFIN - If you are totally into performance freediving and competition – you will need the dolphintail – the monofin - to reach your limit in the depth – Waterways was used by the current WR holder.
You could also check out Leaderfins or Specialfins.
A Suunto T6 waterresistant to 30 meters

PULSEMETER - Why not top it of – with a pulsemeter – I mean how can you live without it. Think of the sheer pleasure of seeing your pulse drop as you descend. The longer you hold your breath the lower the pulse. It is called bradycardi – a diving reflex – seen on all diving mammals; seals dolphins usually have their pulse drop some 80%, humans 40-60%, its the bodys way to save oxygene in a stressfull situation.

Above - FLUIDGOGGLES - To crown it of - buy yourself a pair of fluidgoggles. Though filled with water you will be able to see below the surface AND thanks to beeing waterfilled you will not have to waste air equalizing the mask, AND you will be able to wear a noseclip which will set your arms free.
To the left: The paradisia noseclip

LANYARD - from your wrist to the dive line.

NECKWEIGHTS - The perfect place to put the weights is around the neck - both in pool or when diving for depth. Even for snorklers.

BAG - And now you need a bag to put it all in. This Titanbag holds a 100 kilos and is long enough for freedivefins. Or the apneaology bag.
Paradisia nose clip For sale