Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving

Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving

This was a live show hosted on my Instagram account @ImmersionFD 7:00 PM EST every Tuesday. I share stories from my career, pick several educational topics to discuss, answer questions, and end with some giveaways.

You can access all of the past Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving episodes here. This course has over 19 hours of freediving educational content pulled directly from my freediving courses. These episodes are jam packed with excellent freediving information that most freediving and spearfisherman are not aware of.
Tuesday Ted Talks freediving contains the answer to almost every freediving question you could have. Here is a list of topics I have discussed and questions I have answered in the first nine episodes.
  • What is the best type of dry breath holding exercise to improve your performance?
  • Why does it feel like there is water in my ear after a day of diving?
  • What is the best way to breathe while freediving?
  • What do I do if my buddy has a blackout?
  • What is a loss of motor control and if my buddy has one what should I do?
  • What is a lung squeeze and how can I avoid them?
  • How can I tell if I'm overweighted?
  • What are the three most important safety rules to follow while freediving?
  • How to get more oxygen in your brain when you surface from a freedive?

Jeromy Gamble owner of Spearing magazine was a guest and discussing the advantages of hunting in three-person teams and how he implements this in his spearfishing.

You can access all the past Ted Talks and watch and listen to them whenever you want.

Enjoy the show and dive safe out there, its not even that hard!

Your Instructor

Ted Harty
Ted Harty

I started my underwater adventures (career) in 2005, as a Scuba Instructor in the Florida Keys. During that time I became a PADI Staff Instructor, and taught for NAUI and the SSI as well. I took my very first professional freediving course with Performance Freediving International (PFI) in 2008, taught by Kirk Krack. I was absolutely blown away by the class and by freediving, I quickly became obsessed...like I do with many things!

In 2009, I became a freediving instructor for PFI and I’ve been teaching freediving full time ever since. I went to my first freediving competition in 2009, as an out of shape and overweight ex-scuba instructor, and progressed from an 80 ft. to 177 ft. dive in just 3 weeks! After that experience, I wondered what I could do if I got in shape and took training more seriously. I went on to break a USA Freediving record, have won 3 freediving competitions, was selected to be Captain of Men's USA Freediving team at the World Championships, am a PFI Instructor Trainer and my deepest freedive to date is 279 feet.

While I enjoy being a competitive freediver immensely, my true passion has always been teaching. Thus, for the past 5 years I've been focused on the instructional side of freediving by teaching my classes through my company Immersion Freediving. Deeper Blue reviewed my 4 day PFI Intermediate freediving course and said it was the most professional course in the dive industry they had seen in 33 years. See the full review here.

I've worked with Tim Kennedy (US Army Ranger, UFC fighter and star of History Channel show Hunting Hitler), Ben Greenfield (fitness guru and podcaster), and several elite military instructors. I’ve appeared on The Spear, Noob Spearo, Ben Greenfield’s podcast; have written an article for every issue of Spearing Magazine since 2013, as well as am the official freediving course of Spearing Magazine. I’ve appeared in the books Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves and One Breath. I have also been a featured speaker at the Blue Wild Expo, the largest freediving and spearfishing expo in the US 5 years running.

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