This Is Why I Freedive

We all freedive for a reason. Maybe it's because we want to challenge ourselves, test our limits, or maybe just to go someplace quiet, far away from the noise of the city. In this awesome TEDx talk, William Trubridge answers the most important question of all, "why do you do it"? Do you remember what it was like to hold your breath underwater, in complete darkness, and for what seemed like forever? Who remembers that? You see, you've all done it, everyone. It was your first breath hold and had no real beginning, and it ended with your birth and your first breath. We forget that, don't we? We forget that we came into this world holding our breath.So how would you like to go back to that quiet, liquid, weightless world? Shall we go? Should we take a free dive together? Okay. Relax and picture yourself lying on the surface of the ocean and gazing down into the blue, watching those flickering beams of sunlight converging on a point far, far below you. Where you're going is far beyond even that, to where those beams have diffused into, at best, a kind of pale, pale light. You suck in a last critical breath of air. It's a breath that's going to have to be your life support system for the next several minutes. Your body jackknifes upside down, your arms sweep the water and pull you under, and straight away, you feel the pull of your own buoyancy tugging you back to the surface, holding you back, asking you, "do you really want to go"? If you do, you need to swim as quickly and powerfully to overcome that force, but be careful: don't use too much energy, because this is the phase of the dive where you burn the most oxygen. Your legs kick, your arms sweep the water, and the cycle repeats. Gradually, the surface lets you go. Inside your body, your lungs are compressing due to the pressures of water column above you, and by 10 meters, they're already half the volume that they were on the surface, meaning that the average density of your body has increased. When that density matches exactly the density of the water outside your body, then you're neutrally buoyant - if you stop here, you would float, suspended and immobile. So when you continue on beyond this point, it's like you have to leave a part of yourself behind; you leave behind your history, your hopes, your regrets, your worries. From this moment on, there is only your present self in the present moment. You've even left behind the concept and the memory of breathing itself, of being terrestrial, and you continue with this conviction that you are aquatic - you're like a rocket that sheds its payload and continues on only with what is necessary for the journey. You see, the less of yourself you take down, the lighter the load. Two more longer, slower, easier strokes, and you're coasting downhill now. You can shut off the engines. From this point on, you're negatively buoyant, so your arms fall to your sides, kind of tucking in there like a gannett as it plunges towards the water. Every muscle in your body relaxes, except for maybe your feet, which act like tiny little rudders to keep you on a vertical track. What you're doing free-falling - I mean, the reality is that it would kill you if you only do it long enough, but at the same time, it's the most beautiful part of the dive, where you feel like you're being accepted and absorbed into the ocean. Even your eyelids droop and cover your eyes. Every second or two, they may blink open to check your position next to the rope; every second or two, your tongue pumps a little bit of air up into your middle ears to equalize the pressure there. Your lungs are compressing further still, losing more volume and creating a kind of a vacuum effect that's collapsing your ribcage, collapsing your bronchi and your trachea, and pulling your diaphragm up underneath your ribcage. So there's nothing about what's happening in your body that resembles any other sport or activity. But why would it? What you're doing is perhaps the most alien thing a human body can do. Sure, if you take a spacewalk, then you're off the planet and you're weightless, but a free dive transforms you into another creature altogether. It's dark now. It's a kind of penumbral twilight. It doesn't really matter; there's not much to see down here anyway. There's very little to hear, either. Someone could be letting off fireworks on the surface, and you wouldn't hear it. At best, all there is is the kind of dull thudding of your heartbeat, which has slowed to less than half its resting rate; it's so slow that there's this kind of eerie pause between the two phases of the beat, so instead of being boom-boom, boom-boom, boom-boom, it's more of a glung … Of course, you're on your way towards a certain depth; there's a target, a white disc at that depth that holds the tags you have to retrieve and bring back to the surface as proof of your journey, but here's a catch: you cannot, in any way, anticipate your arrival at that point, you have to free fall, descend with a conviction or with no expectation or point of arrival. You see, a terrestrial being would become more tense and agitated the deeper it descends, but that's not you - you're aquatic, remember? The ocean is your home, and the deeper you merge with it, the more relaxed you become. When the base plates or your alarm on your dive computer finally wake you up out of that reverie, then you grasp the rope with one hand - it's the only time you're allowed to touch it - you grab the tag, and your body swings around by 180 degrees. And now might be a good time to ask yourself the question: Why are you here? Why are you doing this? You know, why don't just stay up on the surface? And I'd like to have a crack at answering that question myself. And my suggestion is that a key word is "surface." "The disease of our times is that we live on the surface. We’re like the Platte River - a mile wide and an inch deep." Steven Pressfield said that. Right now, all of us here, I suspect, are glued to the surface of the world - gravity glues, doesn't it? - and we're stuck on this two-dimensional plane that extends over hill and vale, over lake and sea, separating the solid and liquid from the gas, the incompressible from the compressible, form from formless. This boundary, this interface, is where we spend our lives: I climb down from a mountain, I swim across a lake, maybe, walk through a forest on the other side, and not once have I departed from that boundary. So there's a good reason why we say, of course, "free as a bird" or "free as a dolphin," but we never say "free as a hedgehog" or "free as a giraffe." So in rare moments, we escape that surface to soar through the air, but we're always kind of dependent on something that's outside our bodies, like a glider, a parachute, or a set of skis to land on. The only other way that we can escape the surface is down underwater. And swimming and other aquatic sports, they don't really cut it because you're always staying on that interface at the boundary level. And swimming - you're raising your limbs to take advantage of the fact they move quicker through the air than the water. Free diving is the only fully aquatic sport, where we're completely submerged below the ocean, enveloped in something other than gas and without a tank of gas on our backs. It's unencumbered immersion; it's the only true way to escape the surface. And it turns out below the surface is a pretty cool place to be, right? I mean, 95% of our planet's ecosystems are down there underwater; we evolved from the oceans 530 million years ago. It has seahorses, red-lipped batfish, dumbo octopi - everything you want. But here's the thing: it's not just our planet that has a surface layer, we have this kind of surface boundary in our minds that separates the rational, conscious mind from the subconscious below, and we dispend most of our lives above that boundary in this ethereal, untethered medium of rational thought, while below, there's a quiet, deep well of subconscious. It has its own activity, of course, down there, but it all happens without our awareness - we can't see into it, we don't know what's happening, but things come out of it. We don't know how deep it is, but we've never been to the bottom of it. And we can dive into that subconscious sea in the same way that we would free dive into the physical ocean of our world. Of course, the physical origin of our species traces back to the ocean below the surface, and in the same way, our minds have evolved from below the surface, from the brainstem up, adding parts and building above the surface into rational thought and awareness. So it's not just the free divers, then, who go below the surface, anyone who practices meditation or mindfulness or even takes mind-altering substances is taking trips below into that still sea. And sometimes I almost feel like a free dive. You know, I almost feel like I'm cheating or taking a hack or a shortcut because your environment in a free dive is already a still ocean. You know, a hundred meters down, you can't think about politics or laundry or whether you said the right thing. All of that belongs to a different world that you've left behind up there on the surface. You become stillness immersed in stillness, and in that void, what is revealed is, I believe, one of the most beautiful experiences: It's an awareness of presence and presence in awareness. It's pure consciousness; it's the one thing that we may never ever be able to explain with science. No matter how deep you go, of course, you've still always got to come back up. And I left you guys hanging down there in the dark depths, about to tackle that long swim back up to the surface - sorry about that. But this is going to be the most physical part of the dive - you had that free ride down, and now you're going to have to pay for it on the way back up. This is where it all begins: Have you gone too deep? Have you stretched that umbilical cord to the surface out too far and to the point where it's snapped in two and now you don't have enough oxygen to come back up? Stop. You need to stop that right there. Thoughts themselves are brainwave frequencies that consume oxygen in their creation, and negative thoughts, they breed like gremlin rabbits until they swarm all over your mind. If you panic here and now, you'll consume all the rest of your oxygen in a flash; instead, you can count the strokes, give your mind something to do in the same way you would give a baby a pacifier to suck on. One stroke. Two strokes. Three strokes. Three strokes - how many more strokes to go? No, don't start that either. Again, you cannot have any expectation or point of arrival, there is only this stroke, this kick, this now, this now, this now… Suddenly, your thoracic muscles contract, expanding your ribcage - it's a involuntary breathing reflex, trying to suck air into your mouth, but your mouth and your glottis stay clamped shut while you're underwater, so no water passes; and instead, your diaphragm is yanked up under your ribcage - it's kind of like a punch in the gut, saying, "You need to breathe … soon." Don't look up though. You still won't be able to see the surface. And if you look up, you'll break your streamlining as well as stretch out your trachea, which is being kind of collapsed by the negative pressure. This is the most delicate and dangerous part of the free dive, so it's when your safety divers come down to meet you and escort you through those final meters. The light is returning finally, and with it, so is your buoyancy, allowing you to glide for longer on each stroke as the air in your lungs re-expands. Finally, the surface comes into view, and for those last moments, you enjoy the sensation of flying through liquid. You're about to wake from this dream, from this journey below surfaces, below the waves and turbulence of thoughts, you're about to return from a realm of pure consciousness, and when you do, when you suck in that first breath, you will do so not just as a terrestrial hominoid returned to its element but also, equally, as an aquatic mammal coming up for air. Take a breath now - taste it as if it were your first, and hold on to that awareness of the depths as you return to life above the surface. This is why I free dive. One Of The Most Important Factors In Freediving Safely Is Attending A School. Here's Why.
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Spearfishing The Fiji Islands - Episode 3

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Cesar Rodriguez
26/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

Fin has been absolutly great ... compared to just about every fin in the market .

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Michelle Fallon
28/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

I'm extremely pleased with these lightweight, high performance freediving fins! I've traveled halfway across the world with them from Hawaii, to Mexico and to the Bahamas. Made to perfection with only the highest quality of materials I couldn't imagine doing my dives without them.

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Tim
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Very good!

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June Choi
30/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

Best fins ever :)

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Johan Diez
26/11/2020
SPAIN
alchemy V3-30

The best fins I have tried, very comfortable and very light.

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Mariyam Thuhufa
27/11/2020
MALDIVES
alchemy S

The fins is easy to use and carry around while travelling. It has a powerful kick even when it's made of a light material. The pocket is soft and very comfortable.

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Shu Yu
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Very good!

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Ibrahim
27/11/2020
OMAN
alchemy V3-30 Pro

Best fins ever I used but if you can work on footpocket to make it more fit like mono fin and Molchanovs bifins footpocket, that would make your fins best on fitting and best in the world!

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YungChiChen
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Good fins.

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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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Sang Jeong Park
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3-30

Overall, it was good, but the finish was sometimes slightly different. There was no problem to use, and it was light and very good.

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

Really good fins. The best for spearfishing competitions!

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Zizi Chen
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

It's my first pair of fins and I adore it! Highly recommended with good quality and light weight. Best partner in your diving trip.

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Sabrina
14/12/2020
MEXICO
alchemy V3

These fins are my favorite fins so far and I tried quite a few. I highly recommend them to every freediver looking to upgrade. They are unbelievably light and perfect for traveling! The fins are made off excellent looking materials - they have high quality silicon rails, a shiny surface and a matte bottom. My fins have a stiffness medium-soft and the blade is very responsive and easy to kick and it feels like I save a lot energy using them compared to other, more stiff, fins. I also took this fins for safaris in rough conditions and they are very resistant, didn't have the feeling the blade could easily break.  

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Lazaro del Toro
25/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

I never thought a piece of gear would change my dives so drastically, but it did. The alchemy fins even when compared to other carbon fins are just superior, the finish and comfort it is just incredible. I do freediving and spearfishing, and for both it has fit the task. I am 205 lbs and with a medium stiffness I've found the proper balance. Definetely I'll be a costumer for years to come !

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MK
27/11/2020
SINGAPORE
alchemy V3-30

Having tested different brands, Alchemy v3 is one of the top tier selection when choosing good carbon fins. Little effort needed to fin, while giving an efficient amount of propulsion compared with other carbons. Distribution workload of carbon layers feels very well distributed. Alchemy fins is also one of the lighter weight fins to carry. The 15-30% efficiency increase makes alchemy a good choice.  

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Guillaume Froment
25/11/2020
FRANCE
alchemy S-30

Usually, i use V330 for doing spearfishing and freediving. Recently, i turned to S30. It's different but i don't regret my choice. They are more in adequation with my spearfishing style. Good handmade construction and nice packaging with the serial number for the 5 years warranty! You can go on it with closed eyes!!!

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Dikta
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3-30

Very comfy to wear. Elegant design. All about the fins are great! Love it!

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Namhee Kwon
28/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

Alchemy fins are soft. I can kick comfortably with Alchemy fin. Now I feel heavy and uncomfortable when I wear fins from other companies. I'm very satisfied with my Alchemy fin. Alchemy is the best.

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Samantha Kildegaard
25/11/2020
TURKS AND CAICOS
alchemy V3

Top quality fins with top notch performance and ultra comfortable footpockets.

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Huang Yum Han
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Very good product.

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Lily Crespy
27/11/2020
FRANCE
alchemy V3

Best fins ever!

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Hee-jeong Park
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3-30

It's nice!

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Linda Stenman
05/12/2020
SWEDEN
alchemy V3

I have the V3 with the C4 footpockets. I have never had a combination of fin and footpocket with perfect fit for my style of finning before. I can highly recommend Alchemy fins any day of the week, you will not get disappointed.

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Narathip
02/12/2020
THAILAND
alchemy V3-30

The best freediving fins I ever had!

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Hitomi
27/11/2020
JAPAN
alchemy V3

The carbon is very light and you can swim in the water very comfortably.

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Ryan Wcal
08/12/2020
GUAM (USA)
alchemy V3 Pro

I absolutely love my new fins. Quality wise? Top notch, Performance wise? Incredible! I'm totally satisfied.

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Hyunsoo Kang
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

Satisfied with the best. Please make a blade that is more than 10cm longer than now. It will be Alchemy's innovation.

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Sine Vanva
27/11/2020
THAILAND
alchemy V3-30

I really love that good quality. This is my second fins of my life. After i tested this product i feel i found the best one for me.

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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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Eason Huang
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3 Pro

Been beating them fins ever since I got them and they serve me well, just love it.

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Feras
28/11/2020
QATAR
alchemy S

Very nice design, sizing and comfort is great.

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JungSun Hwang
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3-30

Repair is inconvenient in Korea. I hope it's easy.

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Hana Seo
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

I love Alchemy very much. Alchemy presents me a new world.

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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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Pu Reum Kim
02/12/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

I hope there are more convenient ways to carry it around.

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Georgina Miller
26/11/2020
UNITED KINGDOM
alchemy V3-30

These fins are a game changer! I owned a lovely pair of V3 before, but these are entirely different. I have the new blade fitted with the C4-400 foot pockets. They are amazingly light and responsive, but the angle makes a huge difference. They feel very easy on your legs and make longer swims way more efficient in terms of lactic build up. Perfect competition fins, for a great balance of power to work - I am really happy with them!

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Brittany
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

I purchased the V3s in medium soft 3 years ago. I use them several times a week for both depth training and spearfishing and have put them to the test. Definitely a high quality product that will increase your performance. You will never need to worry about them breaking like many other carbon fiber fins out there.

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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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Mario Alexandre
30/11/2020
PORTUGAL
alchemy S

The best fins i have ever had!

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Esther Shiao
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Love it!

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Camirin Duenas
30/11/2020
GUAM (USA)
alchemy S-30

Best fins I've ever had! Especially being rare to have on Guam.

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Mitsuki Hara
28/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

I love! It changed my whole spearfishing experience, thank you for great product :)

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KZ
25/11/2020
SINGAPORE
alchemy V3-30 Pro

V330 Pro is a great pair of fins. They are powerful when you need the power, and they are nice and soft when you want the efficiency. Love using them for pool dynamic training. They are just amazing.

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Tsung Sheng
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Very good!

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Cesar Rorriguez
26/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3-30 Plus

Fin was better than my dive R carbons by far.

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Phil Cothran
30/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy S

The Alchemy S fins are the best carbon fiber freedive fins I've ever had the pleasure to use. Lightweight sleek design and the most comfortable yet durable foot pocket on the market. Love my Alchemy fins!!

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Coert M
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3

A few years ago, I needed a pair of new blades when I lost my beloved pair of Fiberglass DiverR's to 6000ft of water. I quickly was interested in Alchemy because of their high quality engineering processes in development of these blades. I always try to give my business to a company that does things the right way and stands behind their product. I love the lightweight of these blades and also durability of them when spearfishing. Customer service is also excellent and responded with a youtube video for an issue I had. I was able to fix immediately. This is a great company that produces an exceptional product with engineering processes. I will buy my next pair from them if mine ever break, but I don't think they will.

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Nikita Fima
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
The Bag

The material is very good. The size is perfect, i can put 2 pairs and still have room. My advise is to improve the zipper to be more stronger like stainless steel. Mine was broken when i tried to pull closing the bag. The zipper of the previous canvas bag were very good.

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Hana
30/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3-30

Alchemy fins were my dream fins for long and v330 is my very first set of carbon fins. Absolutely the best, both in quality and design. Love it and def want more from this brand!

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Tomomi
27/11/2020
JAPAN
alchemy V3

It's a great product but I want you to put a logo on the back of the blade.

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Joshua Munoz
25/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3-30 Plus

The best carbon fiber fins out there. I've been diving for 5 years now - spearfishing, line diving, and underwater photography. I've had the opportunity to try on lots of different fins and alchemy has always been the best. The fins are extremely light, smooth, and look the best in the water! I've put these fins through a lot too, in and out of lots of boats, I've sailed across 2 oceans, once for 80 days, and the fins held up just perfect! I highly recommend the fins and I have no intentions of changing which fins I take out on the water!

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Kayo
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Blade is very high quality!!!

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Faiz Shahminan
25/11/2020
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
alchemy S-30

The make, length, flexibility, strength of the fins are amazing. I bought it though it was meant for spearfishing but I use it for depth training, teaching and fun dive and I can say amazing fins. Never doubt Alchemy products at all.

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Ariel Manuel Quintana
25/11/2020
SPAIN
alchemy S-30

It's a really good quality fins but the soft its little bit too soft for me. The rest it's real good product. Look really attractive and elegant. Good material and comfortable.

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Savannah
27/11/2020
JAPAN
alchemy V3-30

Very light and easy to use, especially for girls.

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Cykin
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3-30

The product wasss suuuper duperrr good, but.. i think u forgot put the custom stickers on my fin haha!

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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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Jason
30/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy S-30

Great fins, almost feels like I'm not wearing them. Does the job very well. Two things to note. The pockets weren't glued to the blades very well. I have to glue the rails again. The pockets are also a tad loose.

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Kaila Razonable
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3-30

I love these fins! They've completely changed my diving experience and I find myself pushing further knowing I have the right gear.

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Adektula Sabsor
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3-30

The product is very good, the performance is also good, very supportive of performance when diving. Unfortunately the spoon for the c4 300 foot pocket cannot be purchased easily in Indonesia.

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Dylan. H
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Good product.

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Anna Chang
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Everything is good ,but I got first one is soft, not really fit me! Next time i will buy medium/soft!

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Camila Caba
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy S

I love the product so much I tell everyone I know to get them.

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David Stephens
26/11/2020
UNITED KINGDOM
alchemy S

Best fins I have ever used (I have used a lot!) - perfect for spearfishing, really reactive and light.. and also look stunning.

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Lorena Hrbut
30/11/2020
AUSTRALIA
alchemy V3

I absolutely love my V3 soft Alchemy blades. I first tried them when I was going through my Freedive Instructor Training and compared to other blades which students and Instructors were using these were by far everyone's first choice and mine. They are light, durable and every kick feels like you are cutting through butter. I use them for all aspects of Freediving which involve Spearfishing, Teaching, UW-Photo and even at my work which involves swimming with Whale Sharks (they are really fast sometimes!).

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FuKang Kao
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30 Plus

Very nice!

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Momona Miyaoka
27/11/2020
JAPAN
alchemy V3-30

Light and easy to use.

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Anton Hartanto
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3

Great product with great after sale benefit.

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Lael
27/11/2020
NORWAY
alchemy V3-30 Pro

The product is very well executed. Responsive and good snap despite the soft stifness. The 30 degree angle produces powerful rear kicks, but would require slight adjust to your fronts. All in all a very versatile pair of blades, perfect for traveling and as an all-arounder. Very agile for underwater photography and suitable for off-season training and instructing.

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Kirsten Sebastian
28/11/2020
PHILIPPINES
alchemy V3

These carbon fiber fins are the best ones I've ever owned, and I know a lot of freedivers who can say the same with gusto. They are incredibly light weight and I barely feel them - it's as close to my being finless during Free Immersion. You exert less energy, reach depth goals, and increase bottom time with these. 10/10 would recommend to everyone - from beginner to pro.

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Eden
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy S

Really good.

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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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Luciana Amelia Kaunang
08/12/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3-30

The fins are very good and light, making it easier when you are dynamic or trying to dive at depth, very efficient and flexible too.

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Martin Kristensen
30/11/2020
NORWAY
alchemy V3

I bought the V3 as my 1st set of fins, and they have performed really well for me, for over 5 years now. My Pathos foot pocket is a bit too stiff to use without socks. But all in all I'm very happy with the product.

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Robert
27/11/2020
GUAM (USA)
alchemy S-30

Lightest and toughest fins in the game! I always get compliments by other divers fascinated with how light Weight my alchemy S30s are paired with c4 300 Foot pockets. I can go all day swimming the blue on long shore dives with no problems. Love the performance and the look! The bar has been set high!

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Ali
30/11/2020
QATAR
alchemy V3

It's worth that money i paid. I think the footpockets are not as high quality as the blades.

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Samsul Rois
27/11/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3-30

It's an amazing fin.

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Adam De La Mare
30/11/2020
SPAIN
alchemy V3

Although I have a few pairs of carbon fins, the v3s are without doubt my main pair. I use them for teaching, training, fun dives etc, so they are extremely versatile. The blade is extremely light and responsive and they make the return journey on any dive a real pleasure!

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Lawrence
25/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy S

Perfect for spearfishing! Lightweight and really durable!

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Una Tsai
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Great!

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Ramar Acuna
26/11/2020
PHILIPPINES
alchemy V3-30 Pro

Efficiency is almost same as the long fins. Very reliable and easier to maneuver in the water. Highly recommended!

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Fan Yuan Lin
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Because I'm shooting underwater, I hope to experience V330Pro so I can focus more on shooting.

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Thomas Oh
28/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3-30

The v3-30 is a bit inconvenient because it is long when taking underwater pictures, but I think it has good performance in depth diving.

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Miguel Azevedo
27/11/2020
SPAIN
alchemy V3

When I got my fins (2017) they were alchemy's top of the line. I have been using them for both pure freediving(cwtb and safety) and spearfishing, sometimes on rough seas and harsh environments and they still perform as top of the line fins! These are definitely worth the investment, durable, reliable, the best fins I ever tried. Although I am curious about the v3-30.

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Iris
27/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3

Nice and I love it!

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Kensaku Kawasaki
08/12/2020
THAILAND
alchemy V3-30 Pro

Sometimes I don't like the feeling of the foot pocket.

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Sofiane Meskouri
30/11/2020
ALGERIA
alchemy S

I have tried almost all the carbone fins brands.. Alchemy is far better than all!

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Annette Shin
30/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

I sprained my ankle really bad early this year. And ever since, my recovered ankle still gives me the stiffness while finning. However with my pair of soft Alchemy fins, I can dive as much as I want. It is light, powerful yet gives the sophistication. My next choice of fin will definitely be an Alchemy fins :)

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Tsung Han Kuo
30/11/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

Very good.

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Li Hsuan Sun
08/12/2020
TAIWAN
alchemy V3-30

I really love the brand Alchemy, I own 2 pairs of V3-30, a pair of V3s and a pair of original V3. There are all medium soft.

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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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Jean Hunter
08/12/2020
GREECE
alchemy V3

I love them. Thank you!

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Sava
27/11/2020
UNITED STATES
alchemy V3-30 Plus

Outstanding performance and comfort in the water. I also love the simple and clean design. 10/10 for Alchemy blades!

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Claudine I. Malolot
08/12/2020
PHILIPPINES
alchemy V3

I loved how its a shorties but the power of the fin is amazing. And it's very handy when it comes to traveling because its a shorties. I also love how light it is and it doesn't make my ankles hurt.

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Taihoon Lee
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

It's a very good fin, but the price is too high.

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Stephane Warin
25/11/2020
FRANCE
alchemy V3-30

Very efficient, it is not easy for me to find the correct size of foot pockets, I am always between 2 sizes. The C4-400 is fine, the carbon is just awesome and the fins are light. Classy expensive fins. Top world class efficiency. As a freediver instructor, I test sometimes the fins's students. Alchemy is another world clearly.

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Hwang Jongsun
27/11/2020
SOUTH KOREA
alchemy V3

I am very satisfied with the good quality of Alchemy.

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Raul Vega
30/11/2020
PUERTO RICO
alchemy V3

Amazing !!!

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Agissa
14/12/2020
INDONESIA
alchemy V3

Feels like flying!

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