Event Details

Mediterranean Trophy AIDA Freediving Championship

Mediterranean Trophy AIDA Freediving Championship

Start date: 2023-10-22
End date: 2023-10-27
Location: Kalamata Freedivers, Kalamata, Greece
Event Type: Depth Competition
Organizer: Nejc Likar
Additional info: Mediterranean Trophy AIDA Freediving Championship is depth competition in the beautiful and calm bay of Kalamata. With the event we want to gather freediving community from all around the globe.
The event is a 6 day depth competition following AIDA rules, where you can choose the discipline you compete in each of the days (CWT, FIM, CNF, CWTB).
Results will be published in the AIDA ranking. There will be awards for each discipline and equipment award for overall winner.
Disciplines: FIM CNF CWTB CWT
Safety Qualifications: Head of the safety team is Nejc Likar, freediving instructor from several agencies (AIDA, AA, SSI), experienced in organizing freediving competitions (pool & depth) since 2019.
The assembled safety team are experienced AIDA instructors, who participated in several international competitions (pool & depth) as safety divers.
The competition setup will consist of motorized counterbalance system, freediver monitored on sonar, main safety diver using the scooter.
Safety plan: Safety is our main concern. The competition setup will consist of motorized counterbalance system, freediver monitored on sonar.
A group of highly experienced Safety Freedivers will provide safety at the appropriate depth for every diver. Main safety diver will be using the scooter.
Our highly effective Counterweight System gives us the possibility to retrieve divers within very short amount of time.
The Hellenic Rescue Team marine EMTs specialists will be on location at the dive site to provide initial medical support in case of emergency.
Emergency boat will be on standby with Doctor and medical equipment on board, which can bring the diver back to the shore in less than 10min.
Kalamata General Hospital and EKAB (Hellenic Centre for Emergency Assistance) will provide ambulance and medical staff for immediate patient transfer to the hospital in case of a problem.
In addition to the Kalamata General Hospital, we are in contact with the Hyperbaric Chamber of the Athens Navy Hospital in case of a problem requiring hyperbaric treatment.
Maximum depth: 140m
Main Judge: Nikolaos Gkagkanis
Other Jury Members: Nejc Likar, Mariya Nikolova, Eleni Tsigka
Assistant Judges: -