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Nirvana Oceanquest Freediving Competition Returns To Colombia In 2017

The Nirvana Oceanquest freediving competition will be returning to the waters off the Colombian island of San Andres next month.

The annual event will be held April 14-20, 2017, and organizers are expecting at least 15 athletes coming from Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Taiwan, Tunisia and the USA, so far.

Freedivers will compete in the Constant Weight (CWT), Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) and Free Immersion (FIM) disciplines.

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Organizer Walid Boudhiaf says:

“Last year’s event concluded with a nice record of zero black outs, and a smooth organization, backed up by the local coast guards and navy. A beach and sea floor cleaning day was organized in conjunction with local scuba diving schools.”

Several national records were achieved and Boudhiaf himself had the deepest dive, with a national record of 113 meters/371 feet in the Free Immersion category.

For more info on this year’s event, check out the Nirvana Oceanquest Facebook page.

Nirvana Oceanquest Returns To Colombia In 2017
Nirvana Oceanquest Returns To Colombia In 2017
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.