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.
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