Apnea – Freediving - Tenerife
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  • Apnea – Freediving

Apnea – Freediving

Do you know your limits? Do you think you are in control of your body and mind? It's not just about holding your breath underwater, it's about learning to control your mind and your body and pushing them to limits you would never have imagined. Tenerife is one of Europe's most popular destinations for freediving, which is also known as apnea. Are you up for it?

All over the island, but the west coast is particularly noteworthy thanks to its unique terrain which makes the temperature, currents and weather perfect for every type of freediving.

If you need equipment, you can get everything you need locally, whether you're a beginner in this underwater sport or an expert looking to perfect your technique. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and services at T3 and at Unberto Pelizzari's prestigious Academy West Europe Center. These two world famous centres are just 200 metres (650 feet) apart.

Their professionals will teach you breathing techniques and how to move in the water so you can enjoy more time under the surface using lung power alone. All of this makes Tenerife the perfect place to enjoy all types of freediving.

Useful tips
Check the weather forecast before going out on a dive.Talk...
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Useful tips

  • Check the weather forecast before going out on a dive.
  • Talk to professionals about where to go and the best ocean conditions for this activity.
  • Remember to never go alone; always take someone with you.

All year round, but winter is the most appealing season for European divers because the...Read more
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When?

All year round, but winter is the most appealing season for European divers because the water temperature is constant and there is no thermocline. The sea ranges from 19ºC in winter to 26ºC in summer (that's 66 to 78ºF), and the difference from 0 to 50 metres (0 to 165 feet) in depth is just one degree. What's more, visibility is usually 20 to 25 metres (65 to 80 feet).

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What do I need?
  • Flippers.
  • A monofin.
  • A wetsuit.
  • A diving mask and a snorkel.
Licences are not required for freediving. Diving schools usually request a medical certifi...Read more
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Do I need a licence?
Licences are not required for freediving. Diving schools usually request a medical certificate, but if you are planning on diving by yourself you will not need a licence.

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