KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
1. Deja Blue is an AIDA-sanctioned competition that is World Recordable (drug test fees for world records are the athletes' responsibility).
2. You need to register as an athlete on the AIDA website before the start of the competition. If you do not, we cannot post your results.
3. You need to fill out and have a doctor sign (even if you answer NO to all questions) the AIDA medical form. It must be done within one year of Deja Blue. Please have the form available when you arrive at the event.
4. EVERYONE is responsible for bringing ALL of their own equipment including a lanyard. The lanyard must meet AIDA guidelines and be appropriate for each discipline being attempted (No-fins vs Free immersion vs Constant).
5. Kids Competition is held during the third week of Deja Blue, when the Adult Competition will be held.
6. There are no refunds or credits issued for Deja Blue.
Please read and completely understand the rules for each diving discipline, ocean and pool. Understanding the rules will help eliminate errors in starts, turns, and recovery protocols during the competition.
It is not required you compete in Deja Blue. The main focus of the trip is our training camp--building the foundation to become a better diver. We detail the proper techniques, anatomy and physiology changes, and cater training to each athlete's specific needs. We encourage anyone to compete. It is not about the numbers--it is about exploring your potential.
Constant Weight – Diving down and back up under one's 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 lies face down holding their breath as long as possible
Dynamic Apnea - In the pool with a fin, one sees how many lengths they can swim underwater on a single breath
Dynamic Apnea without Fins – In the pool without the use of a fin, one sees how many lengths they can swim underwater on a single breath
During the seven day competition, competitors can 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 Discipline: 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