Freediving is a rapidly growing sport in China. On 27th & 28th August 2016, a group of freedivers in China came together and enjoyed a 2-day pool competition in the Capital city, Beijing at the Zhong Guan Cun culture and sports center.

The competition was held under AIDA rules and covered the 3 pool disciplines – Static (STA), Dynamic (DYN) and Dynamic No Fins (DNF).

Two new Chinese National Records were set by Jessea Lu – a 8min 1sec Static (STA) breath-hold and a 177m Dynamic (DYN) pool dive.

Gold medals were won by Chen Hai Xiong for the men and Jessea Lu for the women.  Prizes included a custom wetsuit from Bestdive (overall winner), Gopro Hero4 silver camera (gold-individual discipline), luggage roller bag from Cressi (silver-individual discipline), mask and rashguard from Hammerhead Spearguns (bronze-individual discipline).


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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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