Archive for November, 2012

Alexey Molchanov adds another meter to his CWT World Record

November 25,2012, Suunto Vertical Blue Competition
Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas.

On Day 4 of the 10 day competition, Russian freediver, Alexey Molchanov dove to 126 meters in the discipline of constant weight with fin for a new world record. The dive time was 3:46. Although, the visibility was less than perfect, Alexey did the dive with ease and his surface protocol was strong. He said he had no problems and may try to add a few more meters to the record after doing a free immersion dive in the competition.


New World Record Dynamic No-Fins

At the Europe Evolution Cup in Lignano, Italy,  Italian diver Ilaria Bonin achieved a new World Record of 163m in a time of 2::38 in the discipline of dynamic apnea no-fins. Huge congratulations and bravo to Ilaria for this outstanding performance!


New Women’s CNF World Record

November 20,2012 : The opening day of the Suunto Vertical Blue Competition in Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas, Ashley Futral Chapman of the USA, achieved a new World Record in constant weight no-fins at the depth of 67 meters in a time of 3:15. Ashley did the protocol with ease and made the dive look very easy. The record will be verified pending the required doping test. Congratulations and we look forward to see what the remainder of the competition may bring.


New Observer Members

Aida International is very pleased to welcome Aida China and Aida Taiwan to the Aida Assembly. Voting to admit these two new members was unanimous. We are looking forward to seeing the development of freediving education and competition in this part of the world. A hearty congratulations and welcome to our family!

On behalf of Aida Board,

Kimmo Lahtinen,
AIDA, president