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Jury Members

Main Judge

Grant Graves

Citizenship: United States


Yulia Marievich

Citizenship: Latvia


Olga Sidorova

Citizenship: International


Lisa Borg

Citizenship: Australia


Junko Kitahama

Citizenship: Japan


John Wright

Citizenship: New Zealand

Assistant Judge

Yi-Hsien Ting

Citizenship: Chinese Taipei, Taiwan

Assistant Judge

Xing Xian Chew

Citizenship: Singapore

Assistant Judge

Wanyu Yen

Citizenship: Chinese Taipei, Taiwan

Assistant Judge

Takanori Kumazawa

Citizenship: Japan

Assistant Judge

Taehoon Kim

Citizenship: Republic of Korea

Assistant Judge

Sufiah Nurdiana

Citizenship: Indonesia

Assistant Judge

Soojung Rim

Citizenship: Australia

Assistant Judge

Mie Kono

Citizenship: Japan

Assistant Judge

Lu Zhang

Citizenship: China

Assistant Judge

June Hyuk Lee

Citizenship: Republic of Korea

Assistant Judge

Hyein Seo

Citizenship: Republic of Korea

Assistant Judge

Dongha Lee

Citizenship: Republic of Korea

Assistant Judge

Bongjae Kim

Citizenship: Republic of Korea

Assistant Judge

Anna Dwyer

Citizenship: New Zealand


* The world championship will take place at the Jeju Stadium swimming pool.

** Pool length is 50 meters with 8 lanes. The depth of the pool is 2 meters.

*** The water temperature is maintained at around 26º. The pool temperature is adjustable (Weather temperature is about 24℃)



Official Hotel: Ramada Jeju City Hotel
Address: 304 Jungang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju, S.Korea
You can also search for your preferred stay through        Airbnb
Official Hotel Location on         map
*** Shuttle buses will be available from the official hotel to the pool during the event dates

We have negotiated Special rates (incl. taxes) available for reservations made with a single point of contact below:

     * Double or Twin (1~2 persons) ₩80,000  (About € 60 per room/day)

   ** Double + Single (max. 3 persons) ₩85,000  (Abt. € 63 per room/day)

 *** 2 Double or Double + 2 Singles (max. 4 persons) ₩90,000  (Abt. € 67 per room/day)


     * Breakfast ₩10,000/day   (abt. € 7.5/day)

   ** Lunch ₩10,000~13,000/day   abt. (€ 7.5-10 /day)

 *** Dinner service is usually unavailable, but if there are enough people wanting dinner at the hotel for the WC duration, a dinner buffet can be arranged. For minimum of 50 people, dinner can be arranged. Dinner prices are ₩15,000 or ₩30,000 per person (Abt. €12-22  per person/day)


Reservations with this discounted price are only available until 12th May 2023 & they can be sent directly to including the main information needed. (Full Name, Passport copy, Card for payment "cardholder name, card number", Room type “if sharing, please inform us of the name of other occupants”, Date of arrival & Date of departure)

Cancellation Policy:100% refund for cancellations received 10 days before the date of arrival, 50% refund for cancellations received 7 days before the date of arrival, no refund after.


Travel to JEJU, Republic of Korea

Transportation options from Seoul to Jeju: There are hundreds of flights to Jeju International Airport every day. Korean Air, Asiana, Tway, AeroK, Hi-airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Air Busan, and Air Seoul all offer flights from major cities of Korea to Jeju numerous times a day. Right now, direct international flights to Jeju are available from Singapore with Scoot, from Bangkok with Jeju Air, from Osaka with Tway and from Taiwan with Tiger/Tway, with more flights to open as Covid cases reduce.

Transportation options from Jeju Airport to the official hotel:

     By Taxi:

  * Once outside the airport, cross the road to the taxi stand

or you can download the "Kakao Taxi" app to call Taxis.

     By Bus:

At "Jeju International Airport 1" bus stop,

  * Take bus no. 122 to Jeju District Court(제주지방법원) 

At "Jeju International Airport 2" bus stop,

  * Take bus no. 181 to Jeju District Court(제주지방법원)

At "Jeju International Airport 3" bus stop,

  * Take bus no. 331 or 43-1 to Gosan-dongsan(고산동산)-> Get off the bus and walk back towards the intersection, turn the corner at KFC, Ramada is across the road.

** Take bus no. 3003 or 3004 to Jeju District Court(제주지방법원)-> Ramada is across the road.



Registration fee: €500 (BEFORE 31st March 2023)

Registrations received after 1st April 2023 will be charged €600/person.

For more information please contact:

Payment can be made to AIDA by
1.Paypal at


2. Bank Transfer


Beneficiary: AIDA

International Association for the Development of Apnea

Rue de l`Athénée 4, CH-1211 Genève 12


Bank: PostFinance Ltd

IBAN IBAN CH7509000000153342604


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