I did a warm-up procedure which I adapted from Trevor’s one. I did not pack but just took a full breath and departed. It was a long slow descent of about a minute and ten seconds, 17 deg C on the bottom and a clearer 6-8m viz, all this to the tune of the bellowing and singing humpbacks. Though there were no fish worth spearing during my ~5 sec visit on the bottom. The ascent was 45 seconds dive, totaling 2:01 for the whole dive. It was a good comfortable dive that I did with ease despite swimming skew up the angled safety guide rope. In a new activity like this we must have good safety, for now I follow a rope for a number of reasons including: 1. a back-up for leg cramps(here I would pull up by hand if my leg/legs were not functional), 2. for direction guidance especially at 5 bar pressure where narcosis becomes a possibility, and 3. for the safety diver to know where to meet me - AN ABSOLUTE MUST for now. On completion of the dive I also run through the freedive surface protocol too. If I fail this protocol I will consider the dive a failure as I must be fresh and alert to ensure reduced risk. Such a failure will require attention to one or more aspects of the dive.
Thanks Trevor you have greatly aided my ultradeep spearfishing. My weakest links are identified and being addressed. As I write this my chest has a slight soreness from last nights set of ribcage flexibility stretching exercises I did to enhance equalization.
Trevor is at present..., how should I put this, He's undertaking a big challenge. Best of
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