The World Underwater Federation CMAS’s inaugural European Apnea Outdoor Championship took place in Kaş, Turkey from October 3rd to 7th 2017.
CMAS has been strengthening their profile in competitive freediving in the last couple of years and I am happy to see them challenge AIDA for the big competitions. The European Championship attracted many of the biggest names in freediving, spearheaded by the two AIDA world record holders Alexey Mochanov and Alessia Zecchini.
September 25 – 29 Actionsport Prodive Mallorca, PJFreedive and Lydieyoga proudly co-hosted the inaugural Mallorca Freediving Week.
It turned out to be a fantastic week of line diving, fun diving, UW photography, yoga and hours of interesting discussions. The overwhelmingly positive response strengthen our believe that we are on to something very good with a perfect mix of training, line diving, fun diving, exploring and fun.
What a battle that was! As opposite to the Free Immersion competition the top guys really delivered this time. In an unseen dive off we got to see Alexey Molchanov and Dave Mullins nail their 126m dives in spectacular fashion to share the gold.
The women again put on quite a show with a series of impressive dives and lots of white cards. The result lists are not out yet so there might be reason to edit if any changes or protests would come through.
After yesterday’s training day we are back in competition with the women’s Constant Weight. I got to say, the women’s competition makes me more excited than the men’s in this world championship. Look at the competition! 5 women within the span of 5 meters. That’s what I call competition. Let’s have a look at the announcements.