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Bonaire To Host 2016 Edition Of Deepsea Challenge

The Caribbean island of Bonaire is set to host the 2nd edition of the Bonaire Deepsea Challenge event from September 2nd – 10th 2016.

Hosting the event will be Venezuelan 11x World Record Holder Carlos Coste who will make a Guinness World Record attempt with Russian World Champion Marina Kazankova.

The main event will consist of an international AIDA Freediving competition featuring 25 athletes from around the world including Liv Philip (Great Britain), Aurore Asso (France), Ashley Chapman (USA) and Carolina Schrappe (Brazil).

Bonaire is considered to be one of the top diving destinations in the world and with Coste running a Freediving center on the island, it is rapidly becoming a goto destination for Freedivers.

This year the Deepsea Challenge consists of two major aspects:

  • A Competition week with 4 disciplines. World record Status, Ranked by the International Association of Freediving (AIDA).
  • Two official World Record attempts on the last day of the competition by Carlos Coste (VEN) and a special freediver guest Marina Kazankova (RUS).
Deepsea Challenge 2016 Schedule
Deepsea Challenge 2016 Schedule

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Stephan Whelan
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 lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.