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Safety & Wellness Update

Safety & Wellness Update

Updates regarding our swim school, training, retail shop and travel guidance. 

Last updated 3/24/20 1:30pm

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Freediving: Below the Ice

Freediving: Below the Ice

For most people, the sport of freediving is an intimidating pursuit. Although I would typically argue that it’s an accessible activity for everyone, the trip I embarked on one year ago was not for the timid or inexperienced. In February of 2019, I traveled to the Canadian Great Lakes with six other freedivers from various parts of the US. It was not easy to leave Colorado mid-winter for a destination that promised to be even colder, but freediving under ice was a bucket-list opportunity I could not let pass by.

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Why Buy a Back Inflate BCD over a Jacket Style?

Why Buy a Back Inflate BCD over a Jacket Style?

For those leery of back inflates, they may believe that the slimmed down size of the back inflates means they are losing features. This used to be true with older models, but the newer models give you just as many features as a jacket without the bulk! Back inflates now tend to have front pockets, that are in many cases the same size as a jacket, they have just as many attachment points, weight integration, and are just as comfortable if sized correctly.  

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