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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Mixed results on day 7 in Dean’s Blue Hole

There were some good and some bad news in my highlighted dives from today’s competition. 

The good. 

Alexey Molchanov nailed his 121m FIM Russian National Record attempt and is in a solid lead in the overall competition, ranking first in CWT and FIM respectively and trailing only 1m behind Trubridge in CNF. 

The bad. 

Alessia Zecchini turned early in her 104m World Record attempt. Understandable after finally getting the 102m world record in her third attempt only 2 days ago. Difficult to re-focus after such an achievement. 

William Trubridge didn’t even do his CWT dive today leaving the field even more open for Alexey to claim the overall victory. 

Anna Von Boetticher got to the bottom of her 58m dive, but not all the way back to the surface. A Black Out in the last few meters left her disqualified and without a new National Record. Good effort though. CNF is a tough discipline and to add 3m to a fresh personal best is not an easy feat. 

Apart from these dives we also had Dean Chaouche improve on his own U.K. National Record in CNF to 80m flat. 

Davide Carrera from Italy who has had a great competition with an impressive 114m CWT National Record already decided to do the same in CNF with a dive to 75m. 

Miguel Lozano improved on his own 78m Spanish National Record in CNF from day 3 with an impressive jump up to 83m today. 5m in one go. Wow!