“When you’re in the water freediving, nothing else exists but the present,” explains Pamela.
“The simple fact of just living the moment, being in the now, and to feel yourself, your entire body, your entire being, and to be conscious of that.”
“It’s the purest form of being of feeling, of living,” she continues.
“It’s the opportunity to get to know yourself, to feel your heart, to listen to your pulse while at the same time holding out knowing that it’s just a sensation.”
Pamela, of course, is Pamela Castellanos, one of our cherished and highly talented guides at Spearfishing Today. Recently, Pamela successfully completed her certification as a PADIfreedive instructor (insert applause).
As part of the activities held today as part of PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, held in celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked Pamela to share her thoughts about the art of freediving and how it changed her life.
The result is a love letter to the sport of freediving.
Being among younger people than myself is stimulating and motivating to me. Sometimes I admit it is frightening to me, especially when I am being called “grandpa” by these lovely young people, haha.
The questions “How can I prepare best for the trip?” and “You know of any good free dive exercises” are for sure in our top 10 FAQ.
To stay in shape, I watch my diet. I do not drink alcohol, I do not smoke. and I eat pretty fr/“(&g healthy in general. Going to the gym and of course freediving itself is a fantastic way to stay in shape. The freediving exercises I normally do are limited to some breath holding while watching a movie and climbing up stairs. I have always been very happy with the depths I reach and the dive times I had.
Recently I quit the traditional gym and I started running 3x per week in combination with some TRX suspense training. I am excited with a results I achieved in only a couple of weeks. That is the reason why I write this. I am not a scientist and this is not a scientific research. It might not work for you., though all sounds logical now when you think about it. Let me share.
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