Despite the fact that freediving is a sport, there are still risks involved. Among other things, you must know how to protect yourself and your loved ones from accidents. You must know what to do if you experience hypoxic fits or blackouts. You also must know what to do if you encounter a medical emergency. You also must know the proper dive sites and exit points.
One of the most dangerous freediving situations is the “Shallow Water Blackout.” This is when you have a blackout and lose consciousness without warning. This occurs when you do not have enough oxygen in your bloodstream. If you do not resurface immediately, you can die.
The best way to prevent shallow water blackout is to dive with a safety diver. A safety diver can guide you and help you find your way back to the surface. You should never dive alone. The ocean is unpredictable. You may encounter currents or animals.
If you feel agitation in your water, you might have an emesis. You should evaluate the dive site and exit points to see if it is safe to dive. It is important that you do not touch the reef, animals, or other objects.
You should also do regular lung training exercises. This will help you maintain the proper oxygen level in your bloodstream and improve your abilities.
You should also be careful with your equipment. A freediving buoy can help reduce the risk of drowning. It is also important to use high quality equipment.