2017 AIDA Freediving World Championship – A Complete Guide

The bi-annual AIDA Individual Freediving Depth World Championships are finally here. The opening ceremony is done and the athletes are registering, training and resting themselves in shape for the competition. So what can we expect when the actual diving kicks off on Aug 26? Who should you keep an eye on and who stands the best chance in each discipline? Read on for a complete guide to the Freediving World Championships. Continue reading “2017 AIDA Freediving World Championship – A Complete Guide”

Caribbean Cup 2017 – Results & Thoughts

The 5th annual Caribbean Cup on the Honduran island Roatan has come to an end. This year’s competition is a little special as it’s right on the door step of the AIDA Individual World Championships that is officially opening today, but more on that later. Back to the Caribbean Cup. How did it go down? Continue reading “Caribbean Cup 2017 – Results & Thoughts”

8th edition of the Red C Cup underway in Dahab Egypt

The 2017 2nd edition Red C Cup takes place August 8th to 10th in Dahab Egypt. This very edition of the competition has attracted competitors from 12 different countries with 6 National Records announced for the first day only. Continue reading “8th edition of the Red C Cup underway in Dahab Egypt”

Mallorca Freediving Week 2017

Join us for an unforgettable week of freediving, yoga and fun in the beautiful bay of Port de Pollença – Northern Mallorca. Our freediving week kicks off on Monday the 25th of September and ends Friday night the 29th.

The 5 day freediving week is hosted by PJ Freedive, @LydieYoga and Actionsport Mallorca and is packed with training and fun for all levels of certified freedivers. A minimum of the following will be available for you throughout the week. Continue reading “Mallorca Freediving Week 2017”

How to pick a pair of freediving bi-fins – A buying guide

Ok, you need a pair of long blade freediving fins. You know that much. But how do you move on from here? How do you chose the perfect pair? This guide is a good place to start. Continue reading “How to pick a pair of freediving bi-fins – A buying guide”

Competitive Freediving Part #3 – CMAS Disciplines

In Competitive Freediving Part #1 and #2 we looked at Disciplines and rules within the AIDA system. In part #3 we’re looking at the other big competitive freediving organization- CMAS to see what they are doing different.

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Competitive Freediving Part #2 – AIDA Rules

In Competitive Freediving Part #1 we went through all the competitive disciplines within the AIDA system. If you’re new to freediving competitions rules and scoring can be a little confusing at times, so in part #2 we’re going to look at the rules for AIDA competitions in general, and where relevant in pool and depth disciplines respectively to make sense of what’s going on.

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Competitive Freediving Part #1 – AIDA Disciplines

Association International pour le Développement de l’Apnée, commonly referred to as AIDA International in English, was established in 1992 as a Worldwide Federation for Breath-Hold Diving. AIDA manages and oversees the recognition of records, organizes competitions as well as sets the standards for its own freediving education programs.

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