February 18, 2020

Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals 2020

Stay at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park for the Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals 2020

Freediving NZ Depth Nationals will be held off Motutere, Taupo from Friday 13th March 2020 – Sunday 15th March 2020.

The competition will comprise three sessions over three days. For each session, competitors can nominate any of the three AIDA depth competition disciplines (CWT, CWT-BI, CNF, FIM). Disciplines can be repeated, although the final ranking will only take into consideration the best result in each discipline. As this is our national championship, competitors are encouraged to take part in all disciplines and challenge for the final ranking. All competition grade competitors should also be aware that in accordance with AIDA’s 2020 rule update, all depth nominations are required to be within 5m of a depth you have achieved in the 3 months prior to the competition start.

There will be a recreation grade available for those new to competitive freediving. Divers in the recreation grade will compete in the same disciplines, but with relaxed rules and against other recreation grade divers. These dives will not be eligible for international ranking, but will appear on the Freediving New Zealand Recreational Grade Ranking on the Freediving New Zealand website.

The competition is AIDA ranked, but it does NOT have world record status.

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Boats will be launched from the boat ramp at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park so why not stay with us and enjoy our hot showers and close proximity to the action.

A selection of quality self-contained and non-self contained accommodation will suit families, couples and small groups on all budgets.

The accommodation features self-contained units as well as cabins (without bathrooms) for the budget-conscious.

For recreational vehicles such as caravans, motor homes, campervans, camper trailers, and tents, there are fully serviced, powered sites as well as multi-use unpowered grassy sites. All sites are conveniently located to amenities and camp kitchens, with a choice of being on the lakefront, or elevated on the hillside - looking over the lake to Motutaiko Island.

You can find all the information you need on the competition by following this link: Freediving NZ Depth Nationals

COVID-19 Level 4 Alert Park Status:

Currently in lockdown

An update to all our loyal guests during these surreal and uncertain times. As we navigate this situation, we continue to keep the safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members at the forefront of our thinking. We want to let you know more about what we are doing in our park in response to COVID-19.

Now that we are at Alert Level 4, we are closed to leisure guests and are only accommodating our permanent residents and some essential travellers for the lockdown period. These travellers are staying under the following conditions:

- Guests are staying in self-contained campervans or caravans, or our self-contained units only
- Communal facilities and shared areas of the park are closed
- A minimum night stay of 28 days applies, to ensure that all guests follow through with the government’s 4-week lockdown requirements, unless proof of an outbound flight can be presented to staff
- Our reception, maintenance and cleaning service will be at reduced capacity and/or operated remotely as circumstances in the park dictate
- We are having to limit, restrict or cease face-to-face interaction, but will do our best to deliver our usual high quality of customer service while adopting safe social distancing practices

If you have a booking made with us and were due to arrive during or in the months immediately following the lockdown, please get in contact with our team to discuss your options.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we need to play our part in the fight against COVID-19. We would like to thank you for your support to date and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

For further information please contact our team on 0800 668 229.