Subscribe For Your Chance To Win A Pair Of Halloween Special Edition V330

Once upon a time, during the Celtic festival of Samhain, people would do all sorts of weird things, such as wearing costumes and light massive bonfires, in order to keep ghosts away! The Celts, celebrated the new year on November 1st, and this very day signified the end of summer and the start of winter. Can you imagine how winter felt 2000 years ago? No decent clothes, no smart homes, no warm water - that was a bad place to be! Jokes aside, Celts believed that during the night of the new year, the worlds of the living and the dead became one and the dead walked the earth once more! Fast forward a few thousand years later, Halloween is celebrated in many parts of the world. No, we don’t fear that ghosts will start roaming the city streets, but it’s a good starting point for some fun! So, in true Halloween spirit, we created a unique, creepy pair of Alchemy V330, with serial number #666! It won’t be produced ever again, it will forever be one-of-a-kind. For your chance to win it, subscribe to our newsletter, celebrate Halloween and, if you are the lucky one, we’ll get in touch with you! The closing date for all entries is 31/10/2021, terms & conditions apply. Subscribe Now Good Luck!
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Shallow Water Spearfishing For Sea Bass

Sea Bass is one tricky fish to catch. It is hunted mainly during the winter, early in the morning and late in the afternoon, mostly by the seashore. Spearos usually utilize small and maneuverable spearguns, thick wetsuits, and loads of lead, on their belt, and legs, as they have to stay submerged in depths that don't exceed a couple of meters. Sounds fun? It sure is. Watch the second episode of the series, where Alchemy spearo Lambros Siadimas kicks his Alchemy S and harvests a few of these magnificent fish, in the cold waters of the Ionian Sea in Greece. Dive In Watch The First Episode
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Turning Freediving Into A Profession

We all know that old saying: “do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life!”. Wouldn't it be great to do what you love every day and get paid for doing it? Well, it's possible to turn freediving into a career, and there are more ways than one! Lily Crespy explains. Become An Instructor The most obvious way of course is to become an instructor and to teach freediving as a profession. With an ever-growing demand, long waiting lists in freediving clubs around the world, there are definitely many future students waiting to find their perfect instructor, and that could be you! If that sounds appealing to you, make sure you dedicate plenty of time to your own diving and progression first, so you acquire an instructor-level technique and are confident with long and deep breath-holds before you even sign up for your instructor course. Any instructor candidate should be able to dive comfortably to a range of 40 to 50 meters deep, hold their breath for over 4 minutes, and swim 90 meters dynamic, all of that with great technique, bi-fins, and mask, and should be capable of doing those performances on any given day (i.e., even if it's wavy, even if there wasn't time to do a 30-minute stretching routine before, and even if you don't get more than two minutes of breathe-up time before your dive). Once you feel ready, take time to ask around for recommendations on which instructor trainer to go with. The instructor trainer is more important than the teaching system, the price, or the geographical location where you will take your course. Make sure it's someone experienced, with strong credentials, a good reputation in the freediving community, and great recommendations. You're ready to go! The instructor course is a challenging course, but also extremely rewarding! You will learn how to teach skills, how to organize your courses, how to run a classroom session, how to keep your students safe at all times, you will learn about students' psychology, common mistakes, and how to fix them. It is an intense and challenging course, but you will learn more there than in any other freediving course that you did so far! That's it, now jump in and start teaching! Trust me there is nothing quite like the feeling of transmitting your passion to others, seeing students come up with a huge smile on their face after a successful dive, or hearing them tell you they are hooked and want to sign up for the next level after their course! Underwater Photographer Another way of making a living through freediving is to become an underwater photographer. This means you should of course enjoy photography and be good at it already. Hopefully, you have some knowledge and experience on land, because when you're holding your breath, you don't really have time to fiddle around with your camera to decide on the correct aperture or shutter speed – these things should already feel automatic for you. Even better if you already tried taking pictures while scuba-diving. Of course, you will need to invest quite a lot of money on photography gear: from the camera to the lenses, and the expensive underwater casing and domes, let's be honest, it is quite a budget. But see it as an investment, and if you take good care of your kit, it will last you for years, if not for your whole life. Ask around for recommendations on brands and models. Don't rush, take your time to hunt around on photography forums, or even asking professional photographers: you never know, they might want to upgrade their kit and you could find the perfect starter-pack ready to go for a great price! The amazing advantage of taking underwater pictures while freediving is that without a scuba tank, you are much freer to move around in all directions, quick to adjust your position to get the shot, and you don't have to worry too much about coming up too fast or breaking your neutral buoyancy while you get lost in what you're doing – guess what, in freediving, it doesn't matter! Also, you are not making bubbles or noise, which means you can get much closer to wildlife to capture the super-cool shots nobody else would get with a tank! A good idea is probably to take a course with someone who is already an underwater photographer, and preferably someone already doing it on breath-hold. They will give you all the tips that you learn only through years of experience, like how to adjust your weighting, how to do a duck-dive with camera in hand, how to deal with equalization, what you need to beware of in terms of lighting, safety, position in the water, how to edit underwater pictures, etc. Underwater Model In the same line of work, you can also decide to market yourself as an underwater model or mermaid. From professional photo and video shoots for advertising brands, music videos, to being a mermaid for kids' parties or working as an attraction in a big aquarium, there are plenty of opportunities in this field and not many people with the skills to do it. Beware, this requires a strong breath-hold, sinuses made of steel, and an ability to look relaxed and natural while holding your breath without any facial equipment. Organize Freediving Safaris Another very cool way to earn money as a freediver is also to work as a guide for freediving safaris. Organizing day-trips or week- or month-long safaris to see and freedive with wild animals such as dolphins, whales, orcas, sharks and all the other cool creatures of the sea, is something that is very much in demand among freedivers and underwater photographers and videographers of all levels. You need of course good knowledge of the dive spot, the period of the year when is best to go. You will also need strong connections locally with boat captains, dive schools, travel agents, and more in order to organize your trip smoothly, efficiently, at the lowest possible cost, and to have the highest chance of spotting wildlife with your customers. Once you have done the background research and work, all that's left is to pick a date, advertise, get the bookings, meet your customers on-site, then cross your fingers that the stars will align to give you all the underwater encounters and memories of a lifetime. And More! If you have some design or engineering skills, you can also use your freediving knowledge to start a new brand of freediving equipment. Who better than an experienced freediver to know what freedivers out there need and want? It takes a lot of creativity, time, and money of course to invest in creating the perfect product. But if you have THE revolutionary idea, this could be the first step on the road to great success. Finally, you can of course decide to make a living out of freediving as an athlete. If you have the talent and the motivation and dedication to work hard and reach top-level then you could earn a living through sponsorships and get to train freediving year-round as a job! So grab your carbon fins, put your wetsuit on and start training my friend! Alchemy V3Lily's Carbon Fins Of Choice
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YungChiChen
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Good fins.

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Lorenza
02/12/2020
CANADA
alchemy V3

Love all Alchemy products but especially these fins! The quality is always so impressive.

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Andreas Pashiourtides
25/11/2020
CYPRUS
alchemy V3-30

Amazing product, it feels like I don't have any fins on but the propulsion of them is out of this world. Tried them with c4 300 and 400 foot pocket, in my opinion the v330 and the 300 foot pocketis the perfect pairing.

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Amy
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

I like it very much, It also often uses, Thank you for giving me such good products.

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Madeleine Clough
28/11/2020
CANADA
alchemy V3

The blades are beautiful. In hindsight, I would have chosen a softer blade. But they are still fast and efficient. The foot pocket I purchased, from the same website is much too large (width) and I wish to change them out. Thank you for your beautiful construction.

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Teiva
25/11/2020
POLYNESIA (FRENCH)
alchemy V3

Really good fins. The best for spearfishing competitions!

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Leejihyang
30/03/2021
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

I want to experience fins with different strengths.

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Sebastian Sayegh
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3-30

Some of the best fins I've had the pleasure of using. The response and power you can receive from these fins while exerting less energy is a game changer for anyone.

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Jordan Charles
02/12/2020
CAYMAN ISLANDS
alchemy V3

Everything from the product construction to the customer service is of the higher quality. The team at Alchemy is so easy to deal with, and their product is also excellent. I have been incredibly happy with the soft and easy feel of my fins, gaining good power output with very minimal effort compared to anything I've tried before!

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Levente
30/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy S

Very high quality fins, since I've been using them I've been cutting through the water effortlessly!!

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