AIDA Panglao International
Freediving Depth Competition

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Phone Number : 09162443034 Email Address :

Depth competitions coming back to Panglao!

About AIDA Panglao International Freediving Depth Competition

AIDA Panglao International Depth Competition is a freediving competition that is a part of Panglao International Dive Fiesta 2021 by the tourism office of Panglao. The competition is organized by Freedive Panglao and Freedive SuperHOME.

It is an official competition sanctioned by AIDA (International organization for development of Apnea). All performances will appear in the official AIDA Ranking.

When and where will the AIDA Panglao International Depth Competition be organized?

The Competition will take place over two days, 6th and 7th of May 2021. Location will be Doljo Beach, and our starting point will be at Freedive SuperHOME, located on Panglao Island’s north-west coast. The competition setup will be located around 300m from shore with shuttle boats bringing athletes and spectators to and from the competition area in regular intervals.

Who can join AIDA Panglao International Depth Competition?

Freedivers of all levels are welcome to compete. The only prerequisites are:

Using following codes:

  • Minimum age is 18 years or 16 with parental consent
  • You need to be in good health and present the AIDA Medical Statement for Competitions signed by a physician
  • You need to be a member of a National AIDA. If your country does not have an AIDA yet please contact us in advance
  • You need to be registered as an Athlete on the AIDA website, feel free to contact us for assistance
  • The maximum depth for the competition is 120 meters
  • We are accepting a total of 30 registrations

How can I join and how much is it?

The cost for the competition is 5000 PHP. This includes the two official dives. To sign up for the event, visit this address: HERE

After completing the registration form online we will ask for the full payment to reserve your spot, latest until April 6th.

Cancellation policy

After registering online you will receive an invitation to pay the competition fee to reserve your slot. If we do not receive payment until April 6th your registration will expire and we give priority to the next athlete on the waiting list. If you have paid but you are not able to join, we will refund the payment if we are able to fill the slot from the waiting list.

Waiting List

We have space for 30 competing athletes. Once the competition is full we will create a waiting list for any additional inquiries. Once registered athletes cancel or do not pay until the due date of April 6th we will give priority to the next diver on the waiting list. Registration can be transferred only if there are no divers waiting to join.

The Competition Meeting

There is an event meeting where all competing athletes must be present. It will take place on May 5th at 3pm at DECIDE LATER What you need to bring:

Using following codes:

  • Any outstanding balance of payment
  • Passport
  • Lanyard including belt for CNF for checking by the judges
  • AIDA Medical Statement which must be signed by a physician and says “fit for Freediving” and is not older than 1 year
  • We will take your depth announcement for event day 1.

For athletes who do not have a medical statement, there will be a doctor present who will issue medicals for a fee of 20 USD from 2:30-3pm. After completing the registration of all athletes we will give a review of the competition rules and also publish the start list for the first day. The meeting will finish at around 5pm with a group picture.

Ranking for the competition

The athletes will be ranked by their overall performance over the two days. Athletes can chose to compete in any depth discipline (CWT, CWTB, FIM, CNF). To make it possible to compare between disciplines we will use multiplier:

Using following codes:

  • CWT: 1
  • FIM: TBD
  • CNF: TBD

Safety during AIDA Panglao International Freediving Depth Competition

Safety is our main concern. We want to organize an event that is fun and relaxed but at the same time safe and professional. Here are some of our safety mechanisms:

Using following codes:

  • Announcements are limited to not more than 5m than the athletes PB in the discipline within the last three months
  • Highly experienced safety freedivers will provide safety at the appropriate depth for every diver
  • Deep safety with a DPV (scooter) will meet every diver at at least half of their announced depth
  • Our highly effective counterweight system gives us the possibility to retrieve divers within very short amount of time
  • Competition doctors and nurses will be on standby for every diver
  • Athletes who experience lung or trachea squeeze or a blackout below the surface with safety divers assisting the athlete to the surface will not be allowed to compete on any of the remaining days of the event. In this case there is no discount of the competition fee. Surface LMC / blackout will be evaluated by the event medics and the jury will decide if the athlete will be allowed to continue to compete. In the unlikely event of any diver needing additional care in a hospital we have multiple cars on standby that can reach the nearest clinic within 15min.
  • The Medical Team and Organizers have the right to refuse the start of any athlete if diving would pose an obvious risk to the diver’s health or safety.

Water conditions in Panglao

May is usually one of the best months for Freediving in the Philippines. Very little to no wind will make for nice surface conditions. The water temperature will be 29- 30 degrees on the surface. This temperature stays constant until a depth of around 50m. Below that the temperature usually drops by not more than one degree. Below 100m the temperature is usually not less than 26 degrees. The expected visibility is around 25- 30m. Dives will be scheduled during times with least current to the best of our ability.

We would like to inform athletes that we are using our specialized in-water counterweight system which is drifting freely. By doing this we can guarantee athletes comfortable diving without current.

Part of AIDA Panglao Depth Championship

During Summer 2021 Freedive Panglao and Freedive SuperHOME are planning to organize the AIDA Panglao Depth Championship, similar to the pool championship that was organized November - April. Results achieved during the AIDA Panglao International Depth Freediving Competition will be valid as results in the AIDA Panglao Depth Championship.

Prizes and Sponsors