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Enter the 2009 Freediving Competition

Freediving with Monofin

Blue Planet Divers would like to invite Freedivers of all levels (even beginners) to enter the Andaman AIDA Freediving Challenge 2009. The competition is being held on Ko Lanta from 10 Feb-12 Feb 2009.

Freediving Event and Competition Program:

Guillaume Nery8 February:

  • 10:00 – Presentation by Guillaume Nery (World Record Holder in Constant Weight), an Introduction to Freediving presentation and his world record.
  • 11:00 – Monofin Demonstration & Free Trial.

9 February:

  • Freediving Trip to Ko Haa with Guillaume Nery. Constant weight training and Free immersion – Cost = 1,500 THB

Pool Training Session10 February: Opening ceremony of the AIDA Freediving Challenge

  • 08:00 – Meeting at Blue Planet Divers office in Saladan
    – Registration and payment for entry fee
    – Transfer to Rawi Warin Resort & Spa
  • 09:00 – Opening Ceremony at Rawi Warin’s pool
    – Preparation and explanation of AIDA competition rules
    – Practise sessions in the pool
  • 12:00 – End of the day

Freediving Sea Competition11 February:

  • 07:30 – Meeting at Blue Planet Divers shop
  • 08:00 – Departure to Koh Haa (breakfast served)
  • 10:30 – Deep Sea Competition – Dive site Koh Haa Yai: Constant Weight and Free Immersion
  • 14:00 – Break with Evaluation – Interviews
  • 15:00 – Deep Sea Competition: Constant weight and Free immersion
  • 17:00 – Back to Ko Lanta

Freediving practise in the pool12 February:

  • 08:00 – Meeting at Blue Planet Divers shop
  • 09:00 – Pool Competition – Static and Dynamic
  • 12:00 – Evaluation – Winner announcement – Prizes sponsored by Mares and Rawi Warin Resort & Spa
  • 13:30 – Lunch by the pool – Closing ceremony

Competition Prizes:

Rawi Warin RoomPrizes sponsored by Mares and Rawi Warin Resort & Spa.

Overall Winner – First Prize:

The overall winner will receive 4 night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Room at Rawi Warin Resort & Spa for 2 persons. Breakfast for 2 people is included.

Mares Nemo SportDeep Sea Competition:

  • First Prize – Mares Nemo Computer
  • Second Prize – Mares Razor Pro Fins
  • Third Prize – Free Dive Bag

Pool Competition:

  • First Prize – Mares Mission Watch
  • Second Prize – Mares Razor Pro Fins
  • Third Prize – Free Dive Bag

Participation Fee:

  • 3,500 THB – includes; Hotel Transfers; Open Disciplines; Insurance, Blue Planet Apnea T-shirt, Breakfast, Lunch, Fruit and Soft Drinks

Freediver with Featherstar

Participation Conditions:

  • Each athlete must have a medical certificate prior registration. The certificate can be done by your personal physician or by a specialist in diving.
  • Fees must be paid before the 10th of February 2010 (4,500 THB).
  • If an athlete comes without Freediving equipment, we can provide them with bi-fins, mask, nose clip, belt and wetsuit. The rental cost is 400 baht per day.

To participate it is mandatory to follow the AIDA rules and a safe practice. Please check the AIDA website http://www.aida-international.org/ and click on “Downloads”, then “Documents”, then click for AIDA Competitions and Record Regulations. You can also try this link:

AIDA Judges:

JudgesRichard Wonka – Germany
(Judge level E, AIDA Instructor)

Sarah Whitcher – U.K.
(Judge level E, AIDA Instructor)

Contact Information:

If you have any queries, feel free to contact Blue Planet Divers
Email: blueplanetdivers [at] gmail.com
Tel: +66 (0)75 684165 / +66 (0)813 701 303
Web: www.blueplanetdivers.net

More information can also be found at: http://www.andamanaidafreedivingchallenge.blogspot.com/

Andaman AIDA Freediving Challenge 2009

Andaman Freediving Challenge 2009

The Andaman Freediving Challenge 2009 will be held over 3 days from the 10th – 12th February 2009. The event includes a preparation day, a Pool Competition at Rawi Warin Resort & Spa and a Sea Competition at Ko Haa on the Blue Planet Diver’s Boat.

FreediverCompetitors can win:

Open sea competition prizes:

  • 1st: Mares Nemo sport
  • 2nd: Mares Pure Instinct Razor pro
  • 3rd: Mares Cruise Free Dive

Pool competition prizes:

  • 1st: Mares Mission watch
  • 2nd: Mares Pure Instinct Razor pro
  • 3rd: Mares Cruise Free Dive

1st Prize - 4 nights at Rawi WarinOverall winner:

Guillaume Nery, the World Champion in Constant Weight, will also be our guest host for the event.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10th February: Registration, Pool training, AIDA rules, Seminar
  • 11th February: Open sea competition at Ko Haa (max. depth 60m)
  • 12th February: Pool competition & Closing ceremony, Prizes, Party!

The disciplines will be: CWT, CNF, DYN, DNF, FIM, STA.

Freediver with Featherstar

This will be the second Freediving Competition hosted by Blue Planet Divers in Ko Lanta. Due to the success of last year’s competition, they have secured sponsorship from MARES, Rawi Warin Resort & Spa and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The competition is also fully recognised by AIDA, the Worldwide Federation for breath-hold diving, and competitors can use points won at the Andaman Freediving Challenge 2009 towards their World Rankings.

This event is open to all and we welcome new freedivers to this competition.

Freediver with Lionfish

Contact Information:

If you have any queries, feel free to contact Blue Planet Divers
Email: blueplanetdivers [at] gmail.com
Tel: +66 (0)75 684165 / +66 (0)813 701 303
Web: www.blueplanetdivers.net

More information can also be found at: http://www.andamanaidafreedivingchallenge.blogspot.com/