The stage is set for the Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals being held this Thursday 15th March to Saturday 18th March.

The competition, which will be held over three days, will include all AIDA depth competition disciplines – Constant Weight (CWT), Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) and Free Immersion (FIM).

Each day will be made of three sessions, where competitors will nominate their discipline and make their dive. Disciplines may be repeated however only their best result in each discipline will go towards their final ranking.

Lake Taupo, where the competition will be held, is a 186m deep caldera in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. Visibility is generally around 15 metres and the water temperature is usually around 19 degrees – but thermoclines do come into play.

PADI are thrilled to be a teaming up with Freediving New Zealand as a sponsor of the Freediving New Zealand Depth Nationals 2018.

Speaking of the partnership, competition organiser Nick Rhodes said:

“Freediving is an exhilarating sport but there are inherent risks involved. As such, training and technique play such an important role.

Freediving New Zealand is thrilled to be working with PADI to highlight these crucial aspects of the sport and to further expand the freediving community in New Zealand and beyond”

Stay up to date with the latest by visiting the Freediving New Zealand Facebook Page and check out the PADI Instagram channel over the course of the weekend for updates from Lake Taupo.

Want to become a PADI Freediver? Learn more about the course here or find a PADI Freediver Centre today.


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