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free diving

[¦frē ′dīv·iŋ]
(engineering)
Diving with the use of scuba equipment to allow freedom and maneuverability.
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Bakheet went missing on Thursday while training in the sea in preparation for a free-diving event that is part of Jeddah Season.
The wife of the missing man, Rana Ghaleb, said she was on the boat on Wednesday afternoon when her husband went free-diving with two other friends.
19 My breathtaking hobby How Roxanne discovered her secret talent for free-diving
"It appears that he had been free-diving a lot on that day and was diving on his own.
And on a Saturday morning, can you honestly picture yourself telling your other half you're going for a bath to practice holding your breath - in readiness for going free-diving and searching for scallops?
Whale rescues diver Yang Yun, a competitor at a free-diving competition at Polar Land, China, owes her life to a beluga whale named Mila after the animal recognized she was in trouble on the bottom of the diving pool and pushed her to the surface.The contest requires competitors to sink 7 meters to the bottom of the pool and stay there as long as they can without breathing equipment.
A NORTH Wales man pioneering a free-diving style inspired by seals told how he completed one of the sport's toughest challenges.
But he did so only after making his 2001 slate a memorable grand finale by leading Italy to victory in the Free-Diving World Championships by Team in Ibiza and setting a free-diving world record in the variable ballast category at minus 131 meters.