Registration is now open for the annual Nirvana Oceanquest 2018 freediving competition.

The competition will be held between May 3 and May 9, 2018, in the waters off San Andreas Island, Colombia.

The island offers ideal conditions for freedivers on its western side. The water around it are known as the “Mar de Siete Colores,” which translates as “Seven-Coloured Sea,” due to the variable depths around the island.

This year’s Nirvana Oceanquest has the following:

  • Free Oxygen for DCS/and Barotraumas.
  • 12 mm Dyneema very low stretch rope.
  • World Record status.
  • Deep filming Underwater.

In addition, if you want to train up for the event, you can do so from March 1, 2018. The training days will also include the availability of the necessary medical equipment. Early bird registration for the event costs US$625/€511 instead of the usual price of $725/€593.

You can find out more here, and register for the competition here.

Also, check out a video of last year’s event below.

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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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