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2019 AIDA Depth World Championships Are Almost Upon Us

The 2019 AIDA Depth World Freediving Championships are set to commence late next week, with divers from around the world converging in the waters off Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France, the site of the first World Championships 23 years ago as well as in 2000, 2005 and 2012.

According to the AIDA World Championships Facebook page, September 3rd through September 5th are training days, and September 6th is dedicated to the testing of devices at sea.

Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, September 7th, with the event beginning September 8th featuring men and women competing in the Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline. Male competitors continue the CNF discipline on September 9th.

The following day, men and women will compete in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline, with men continuing their competition on September 11th.

The Constant Weight with Fins (CWT) discipline will be competed by men and women on September 12th, with the men continuing on September 13th.

The medal and closing ceremony will take place Saturday, September 14th.

With the freediving world’s cream of the crop competing, you can surely bet that national and world records will be attempted and most likely broken. Follow for daily results coverage once the competition begins.

John Liang
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.