Grand Cayman 2011- Deja Blue II

Saturday May 7th, 2011 is the first day of our 2011 Deja Blue competition in Grand Cayman. Click the below link to view announcement, results, updates and photos for each day.

Check out videos from the comeptition including record videos.

Results

Updates – Hear how things are going from the competitiors themselves.

Meet the competitors!

Breaking News!!! 

Our lead video guy, Goh Iromoto, has complied such an amazing sound track for this years Deja Blue and F3F competitions that we will be releasing the soundtrack prior to the start of the competition.  Keep checking back (or find us on Facebook) for it’s release!

Deja Blue II-What, When and Where

When: May 7-13, 2011, April 30-May 6 for training

Where: Grand Cayman, BWI

Cost: $850/week

Register now!

Check out the Deja Blue 2010 videos below!

*Click here  to follow the Formula 3 Freediving Competition happening right after the Deja Blue competition, May 14-16.

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.

Scoring:

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

Schedule:
All pool times are 6pm-9pm and all boat trips are in the morning.
                                 
Tues, April 26- Arrive Grand Cayman
Wed, April 27- Shore
Thurs, April 28-Shore
Fri, April 29- Shore
Sat, April 30- Training – Boat 1
Sun, May 1- Training – Boat 2
Mon, May 2- Pool
Tues, May 3- Training – Boat 3
Wed, May 4- Training – Boat 4
Thurs, May 5- Training – Boat 5 and Pool        
Fri, May 6- Pool
Sat, May 7- Comp Day1 – Boat 6 / Eve Pool
Sun, May 8- Comp Day2 – Boat 7 / Eve Pool
Mon, May 9- Comp Day3 – Pool              
Tues, May 10- Comp Day4 – Boat 8 / No Pool
Wed, May 11- Comp Day5 – Day pool              
Thurs, May 12 Comp Day6 – Boat 9 / Eve Pool
Fri, May 13- Comp Day7 – Boat 10 / No Pool

In past years we have seen athletes from all over the world compete and break both National and World records during the Cayman events. That being said this competition is for Freedivers of all experince levels. Everyone from those entering their first ever competition to those with records are welcome.

Watch videos, read updates and relive last years competition by clicking here.

AIDA Judge Course

During the Grand Cayman event there will be a Judge in Learning Course offered by Grant Graves. 

The course will allow you to become an AIDA International Judge Level E.  This makes you open to apply to all AIDA requests for judges.  The course will include judging theory and practical application.  The competition that follows will allow a unique opportunity to either complete the competition prerequisite to be a judge or earn credit as a judge in an actual competition.  This is a great chance to learn to be a judge and be able to use those new skills immediately after. 

The course is open to any reasonably competent freediver.  There are a few other prerequisites to consider.

4. TRAINING OF INTERNATIONAL JUDGES

4.1 All persons wanting to become an International AIDA Judge (Level E) must complete the basic prerequisite course, which is given by a competent, recognized Judge Instructor by the AIDA Executive Board.

4.3 The basic course in order to become an International Judge Level E consists no less than the following conditions:

Requested conditions to finish the course

  • Minimum age of 21
  • AIDA Level Freediver * *
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Experience as a competitor, coach or safety-freediver at an official AIDA competition
  • Frogman Level Diver CMAS * (or equivalent) highly recommended. Mandatory for Judge’s levels A, B and C

If it is needed, we can conduct a CPR and First Aid Course during the event.  Details of that course will be arranged if required.  Not included in this course.

The course includes:

Course Content (16 hours minimum)

  • Introduction to AIDA philosophies (1/2 hour)
  • Theory on AIDA Team Competition regulation (1 1/2 hours)
  • Theory on AIDA Individual Competition regulation (1 1/2 hours)
  • Theory on AIDA regulation for Recognition of Records (1 1/2 hours)
  • Theory on the surfacing/end of performance – Black-out/Loss of Motor Control (2 1/2 hour)
  • Theory on dispute resolution and the AIDA Disciplinary Commission (1/2 hour)
  • Theory on disqualifications, penalties and sanctions (1/2 hour)
  • Theory on the organization of a competition and technical issues (1/2 hour)
  • Practical application on time, distance and depth determination (2 hours)
  • Practical application on the judgement of time and distance disciplines (2 hours)
  • Practical application on the judgement of depth disciplines (2 hours)
  • Practical application on in-water rescue procedures (1 hour)

The course is open to anyone interested.  

The course cost is $395.00 which includes current rules and AIDA Judge Registration fee.  You must be a member of an AIDA National to become an active judge.

If you are a judge and want to sit in on the course to receive credit for an additional JIL, the cost of the course will be $100.00.

If you have any questions please contact Grant Graves directly at: makog@aol.com

Click here to register

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