The number of countries sending national teams to compete in next month’s CMAS Apnea Indoor World Championship in Italy has now grown to 24.

The competition will be held in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine), at the Bella Italia Sports Village from June 11th to 17th, with four continents being represented: Africa, South America, Asia and Europe.

The current list of competing national teams includes the following:

1. Algeria
2. Argentina
3. Belgium
4. Chile
5. Colombia
6. Croatia
7. Czech Republic
8. Denmark
9. Ecuador
10. France
11. Germany
12. Greece
13. Italy
14. Korea
15. Morocco
16. Russia
17. Serbia
18. Slovakia
19. Slovenia
20. Spain
21. Tunisia
22. Turkey
23. Ukraine
24. Venezuela

The competition will feature seven disciplines:

1. Dynamic Apnea with Monofin (DYN)
2. Dynamic Apnea with Bi-Fins (DYN BF)
3. Dynamic Apnea without Fins (DNF)
4. Static Apnea (STA)
5. 100 m Speed Apnea
6. 8×50 m Endurance Apnea
7. 16×50 m Endurance Apnea

For more info, check out the CMAS website.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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