Event Days: 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019
Training Day: 18th July
Saltfree Platform, National Dive & Activity Centre, Chepstow
Double Dip 2019
Welcome to the Saltfree Double Dip Depth Freediving Competition 2019. Athletes will be competing on the 19th through to the 21st July on the Saltfree Freediving Platform at the National Diving and Activity Centre . We will open the centre up for training dives on the 18th of July to all athletes, please just let us know if you will be coming beforehand. A full complement of safety divers and medical staff will be present as well.
We call this competition Double Dip as we accommodate two dives in one day to allow athletes to complete all depth disciplines over the course of the competition. Freedivers attempting more than two dives below -50m in one day need to be experienced and will need to confirm with us beforehand.
Athletes will be able to compete in all three depth competition disciplines, namely:
- Constant Weight (CWT)
- Constant Weight with Bi-Fins (CWT-BIFINS)
- Free Immersion (FIM) and
- Constant Weight with No Fins (CNF)
You can compete in the same discipline more than once if you choose. You may also choose any discipline in any order.
The costs for the competition are as follows:
- Four dives - £200
- Three dives - £180
- Two dives - £150
- One dive - £120
The fees include training days as well as an evening buffet meal on the Saturday evening.
Saturday Evening Meal
You are welcome to bring any guests along to the evening meal as well, this would be at an extra £10 per guest.
AIDA Rankings and Rules
Double Dip is an AIDA ranked competition and is conducted according to AIDA competition rules. It is your responsibility as an athlete to be familiar with the rules. You can find the rules here: www.aidainternational.org/Documents. This also means that you will need to be a member of your AIDA National to be able to compete.
On each day of the event there will be a competition meeting, this is where athletes will have the opportunity to ask the AIDA judges any questions regarding the rules.
Athletes will need to be able to provide identification and a medical certificate signed by a physician indicating that the athlete is ok to freedive. We cannot allow an athlete to compete without these.
We have allowed up to -70m depth for this competition (we may change this as needed but will inform all athletes if we do). The water temprature varies although it is normally about 22C on the surface and can drop to 8C at 50m. We do have thermoclines and if you aren't used to them we would suggest a few training dives to get familiar with them.
We have a team of experienced, competent and very capable safety divers ready for this event. In the coming weeks, they will be going through numerous safety drills in preparation for the competition. Saltfree Divers places the highest priority on athletes safety both in and out of the water.
Medics and O2
We will have a medic and all the necessary equipment present on the platform for the duration of the competition. We also have a very good emergency response plan with Paramedic response times being an average of 10mins and Air Ambulance response roughly the same if the situation calls for it.
We will have O2 available at the surface after deeper dives (more than -50m). Each athlete is limited to 5 minutes of O2 per start.
Any athlete that experiences a squeeze or black-out or has any other medical condition that may jeopardize their safety will not be allowed to complete further dives (if scheduled) on the same day and may not be able to dive the next day. AIDA has new guidelines with respect to blackouts and these will be followed. The decision as to whether an athlete may dive the next day will be made at the sole discretion of the organiser.
We have reserved some accomodation for the competition onsite. Please let us know if you are interested. This will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
Day 1 and Day 2
|11h00-12h30||Competition Session 1|
|14h30-16h00||Competition Session 2|
|16h00-16h30||Judge Video Review|
|10h30-12h00||Competition Session 1|
|12h00-13h00||Lunch + Video Review|