The 8th Great Northern AIDA freediving competition is almost here – kicking off this coming weekend in Manchester, UK.

Featuring two days of competitions. Day one on April 15th is a standalone Dynamic No Fins (DNF) competition. Day two on April 16th is the BFA UK National pool competition which is a combined point score of two disciplines. Everyone must complete a Static (STA) dive and then a choice of Dynamic with fins (DYN) or Dynamic no fins (DNF). DNF points will be multiplied by 1.3 to ‘normalise’ the results and give everyone a fairer chance of winning. There is also a podium for International athletes too.

8th Great Northern AIDA freediving competition - picture by Frogfish Photography
8th Great Northern AIDA freediving competition – picture by Frogfish Photography

Sponsored by the British Freediving Association, Omer and PADI all kindly providing prizes and staff support.

The official website is www.freedivingcompetition.com, and also the facebook page is great for regular information in the run up to the competition. 

All athletes will who enter will receive an AIDA ranking and the competition has everyone from National record holders to brand new beginners entering.

Stephan Whelan

Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. 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 DeeperBlue.com. 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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