Yes we are back to Grand Cayman for our annual AIDA competition Deja Blue V! You have your choice of attending for just the competition week or 1-week of training followed by the competition week or 2-weeks of training followed by the competition week. As always this event is sanctioned by AIDA and is World Recordable (athlete pays doping fees). Everyone is welcome to attend-first timers and world class athletes alike. You can also attend for training only. If you wish to do this option please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! The list of competitors is now up! View who is competing and see their standings (once things get underway May 11) by clicking here.
Disciplines at this year’s event include the following:
Constant Weight – Diving down and back up under ones own power wearing a fin Free Immersion – Using the line, one pulls themselves down to depth and back up Constant No-Fins – Without the use of fins or the line, one swims down to depth and back again Static Apnea- In the pool the diver flats face down holding their breath as long as possible Dynamic Apnea- In the pool with a fin on one sees how many lengths they can swim underwater on a single breath Dynamic Apnea without Fins – One a single breath and without the use of fins, one sees how many lengths of a pool they can swim.
During the seven day competition competitors will be able to make attempts during 5 ocean days and 5 pool days. They earn points as follows and the winner will be the diver with the overall highest point score in all disciplines.
Depth Disciplines:1 point for every meter of depth achieved Static Apnea: 1 point for every 5 seconds of breath hold time Dynamic and Dynamic No-Fins: 1 point for every 2 meters of distance
The organizers and staff for DBV will be staying at Coconut Bay condos in West Bay. They will help you find a roommate (that is part of the competition) or find a private room for you. Coconut Bay offers 3-level 3-bedroom town homes with full kitchens as well as smaller units. Contact Duncan Heard at email@example.com to reserve your room
We use Stingray Charters 45ft Newton dive boat for all the diving portions. It will be leaving out of West Bay Dock unless weather dictates that we meet elsewhere.