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Ted Harty

Freediving Contributor

Ted Harty started teaching scuba in 2005. He was originally an instructor for NAUI, PADI and SSI. He became an Performance Freediving International Instructor (PFI) in 2009, and founded Immersion Freediving in 2010. He was the captain of the 2012 USA Freediving team, a USA freediving record holder, and 279ft freediver. He is a PFI Instructor Trainer as well as a PFI Advanced Instructor. He teaches people to dive deeper, stay longer and become safer, 5 students at a time year round in Fort Lauderdale. You can see his course schedule @ www.Immersionfreediving.com

Stories by Ted
Improve Your Air Consumption
Training In the Water

How To Improve Your Air Consumption

Breathing like this also lowers your heart rate, which will help your air consumption.

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snorkel tips
Training Freediving

Tips For The Lowly Snorkel

This slight change in setup will absolutely reduce the amount of water you get in your snorkel, which will benefit any diver, regardless of experience.

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
PADI specialties

Most Challenging PADI Specialties

Leaving your comfort zone (in gradual and controlled circumstances) can make you a better diver. What are the most challenging PADI specialties to help you grow?
by Andy Phillips
Ear Barotrauma

Training Fundamentals: Ear Barotrauma

The most common scuba diving-related injury is ear barotrauma. Why does it happen, and how can you avoid it?
by Marcus Knight
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos