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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Hunting Techniques => Topic started by: underwater1 on February 11, 2015, 11:30:36 AM

Title: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: underwater1 on February 11, 2015, 11:30:36 AM
There is young woman at my gym who want to learn more about how to free dive safely yet may not have the funds to take one of the classes.  I remember talking to the young man who has won the Manchester Beach KOA Big Ab Big Ling comp the last several years.  He told me that he learned the free diving techniques by reading a book.  Can anyone recommend a good book on the subject?  Amazon has Breathology, Manual of Freediving, and Deep.  Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: StinkyPete on February 11, 2015, 11:48:22 AM
Those are all good books. I think this subject has been covered on another thread. If you search the site I think you'll find it.
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: jjjjeremy on February 11, 2015, 12:06:30 PM

There is young woman at my gym who I want to impress but I do not want to spend the funds to take her out to dinner.  I remember talking to the young man who has won the Manchester Beach KOA Big Ab Big Ling comp the last several years.  He told me that he learned the free diving techniques by reading a book.  Can anyone recommend a good book on the subject, so I can convince her to go diving with me?  Amazon has Breathology, Manual of Freediving, and Deep.  Any recommendations?

There, I fixed it for you ;)
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: Adam415 on February 11, 2015, 12:23:54 PM
Those are all good books. I think this subject has been covered on another thread. If you search the site I think you'll find it.

Damn Peter, you just "spearboarded" him.
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: DG on February 11, 2015, 12:37:29 PM
No time for a video spoof Jeremy.  I thought you had a bunch ready for moments like this. 
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: Yowlie on February 11, 2015, 01:41:44 PM
Deep is more of a pop culture take on it, with some weird characters and history.  He gets some direct access to people and experiences in the underwater study world.  I didn't love the writing and I don't think it is the Born to Run of Freediving.  And it is not about how to freedive safely . . . .
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: kathy on February 11, 2015, 02:22:30 PM
I got this for Christmas. Santa supports freedive hunting. This one is rad. Enough info to make you want more info, but not so much info that you are overwhelmed visually and mentally and abandon it:


http://www.amazon.com/Underwater-foraging-instructional-sustainable-spearfishing/dp/1484904591/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693123&sr=8-1&keywords=underwater+foraging (http://www.amazon.com/Underwater-foraging-instructional-sustainable-spearfishing/dp/1484904591/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693123&sr=8-1&keywords=underwater+foraging)

uhhh have ya invited her to go diving yet?!!
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: kathy on February 11, 2015, 02:31:42 PM
Oooh I love books, since you brought it up I will throw these out there too - for the young 'uns out there I recommend these:

My hero when I was young!
http://www.amazon.com/Shark-Lady-Adventures-Eugenie-Clark/dp/0590447718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693543&sr=8-1&keywords=eugenie+clark+shark+lady (http://www.amazon.com/Shark-Lady-Adventures-Eugenie-Clark/dp/0590447718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693543&sr=8-1&keywords=eugenie+clark+shark+lady)

Love love love, great for kids age 5-10
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ocean-Story-Oceanographer-Sylvia/dp/0374380686/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693592&sr=8-1&keywords=sylvia+earle+childrens+book (http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ocean-Story-Oceanographer-Sylvia/dp/0374380686/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423693592&sr=8-1&keywords=sylvia+earle+childrens+book)

Jacques!
http://www.amazon.com/Manfish-Jacques-Cousteau-Jennifer-Berne/dp/0811860639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423693710&sr=1-1&keywords=manfish (http://www.amazon.com/Manfish-Jacques-Cousteau-Jennifer-Berne/dp/0811860639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423693710&sr=1-1&keywords=manfish)

Anne Doubilet...awesome...(http://annedoubilet.com/ (http://annedoubilet.com/))
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Sea-Z-Anne-Doubilet/dp/0590485989/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423693780&sr=1-1&keywords=anne+doubilet (http://www.amazon.com/Under-Sea-Z-Anne-Doubilet/dp/0590485989/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423693780&sr=1-1&keywords=anne+doubilet)
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: Rob102 on February 11, 2015, 04:19:57 PM
Try Terry Maas's "Bluewater Hunting and Freediving"
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: underwater1 on February 11, 2015, 05:20:13 PM
Thanks, guys! 
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: Luckydivah on February 11, 2015, 05:30:45 PM
Those are all good books. I think this subject has been covered on another thread. If you search the site I think you'll find it.

Damn Peter, you just "spearboarded" him.

Hahaha
Title: Re: Good Freediving Books?
Post by: Jim Calvinperez on August 03, 2015, 11:43:28 AM
I really liked The Last of the Blue Water Hunters by Carlos Eyles.  Not so much a technique book, more a history...