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.