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PROGRAM 2024

Trainings, Workshops & Competition
SPRING EDITION

May 2024

May 18th & 19thAIDA Depth Competition Safety Freediver ► $6500 MXN

2 days course before the competition: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of May

Prerequisites:

AIDA certification or equivalent
Be confortable at 35m

 

Led by Julien Borde (safety diver for events such as Vertical Blue, AIDA World Championships,Caribbean Cup, …) and assisted by Rodrigo Salsas (Safety Leader on the Azul Freediving Challenge for the last 10 Editions and safety diver for the Caribbean Cup or CMAS World Championship of Freediving), this 2 days AIDA Official Depth Training allow freedivers to familiarize with safety procedures and rules in place during AIDA Competition.

We will be covering theorical knowledge about safety protocals, risks associated with deep and/or competitive freediving but also practical skills in response to emergencies situations in and under the water based on scenarios exercises.

Over the week-end, you will gain the confidence necessary so you can act as a Safety Freediver during AIDA competitions.

May 20th, 21st & 22ndCompetition Workshop... ► $5300 MXN

Even for experienced freediver, a competition is something quite intense and can make you nervous. So if you do not have experience in competition it is really important to get education before participating, it is a must to know all the rules and know how everything works on the comp day. 

We will run this workshop May 20th, 21st & 22nd. In the morning we will go though the AIDA rules and all the tips you need to know. In the afternoon we will get in the water and practice, including deep dives but also to work on your techniques and apply the AIDA rules to make sure you will have a successfull competition.

Price = $5300 MXN

...or 20th, 21st & 22ndOfficial trainings ► From $800 MXN

Like any other competition, you will need to train to be ready, not only to get back in shape but also to get use to the location, the water conditions and the competition setting. 

On May 20th, 21st & 22nd, we organize training days for all the competitors with the same conditions than on the competition, including safety team, counterweight, tags, countdown, starting list…

  • Price for 1 to 3 trainings: $800 MXN/training – including at least one official deep dive per day, 2 if it fits in the schedule.
  • Special price for 3 trainings: $1800 MXN – including at least one official deep dive per day, 2 if it fits in the schedule

if you have no previous freediving competition experience you should sign up to the workshop and not to those trainings (see above).

May 24th, 25th, 26thCompetition ► $4200 MXN

It is a 3 days competitions with a maximum depth of 85m. It is perfect for beginners and advanced freedivers who want to discover the world of freediving competition.
If you are a deep diver, you can participate to the 70m challenge and show how perfectly you can time your dive ! Money prize to freedivers who can do it !

Also a great oportunity to try to break a national record, all the conditions will be there to validate your dive !

Price is $4200 MXN for the 3 days.

Not included:

  • Food and drinks from the restaurant
  • Equipment for sale at the sign up location (nose clip, lanyard, resting buoy….)
  • Goodies
  • Photo and Videos
  • Tip for the safety team
  • Cenote entrance $150 MXN / day ( to pay to the Cenote),
  • Food (We offer lunch for $150 MXN),
  • Transportation

Day 1 – May 24th

  • 9h00 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h45 – Official Top for Constant Weight no fins
  • 16h30 – Unofficial result for Constant weight no fins
  • BEFORE 17h00 all the announce for the next day need to be done.
  • 17h00 – End of the day

Day 2 – May 25th

  • 9h00 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h45 – Official Top for Constant Weight
  • 16h30 – Unofficial result for CWTB
  • BEFORE 17h00 all the announce for the next day need to be done.
  • 17h00 – End of the day

Day 3 – May 26th

  • 8h30 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h15 – Official Top for Free Immersion
  • 17h30 – Official result, Price distribution and closing ceremony
  • 18h30 – End of the day

– You will know your official dive time the day before, once everyone has made his official announcement.

– The order of the divers will be from the shallower to the deepest.

FALL EDITION

September 2024

September 16th & 17th► Workshop

Azul Freediving Challenge is hosting a thematic freediving workshop right before each competition. While the specific theme is yet to be revealed, these workshops are designed to enhance your skills and foster a deeper connection with freediving. Stay tuned for updates on the workshop theme, and we encourage all divers and enthusiasts to revisit our page regularly for the latest information.

September 23rd, 24th & 25thCompetition Workshop... ► $5300 MXN

Even for experienced freediver, a competition is something quite intense and can make you nervous. So if you do not have experience in competition it is really important to get education before participating, it is a must to know all the rules and know how everything works on the comp day. 

We will run this workshop September 23rd, 24th & 25th. In the morning we will go though the AIDA rules and all the tips you need to know. In the afternoon we will get in the water and practice, including deep dives but also to work on your techniques and apply the AIDA rules to make sure you will have a successfull competition. More info…

Price = $5300 MXN

Included in the price :

  • transportation, 
  • food,
  • entrance fees,
  • equipment available if you need it.

...or September 23rd, 24th & 25thOfficial trainings ► From $800 MXN

Like any other competition, you will need to train to be ready, not only to get back in shape but also to get use to the location, the water conditions and the competition setting. 

On September 23rd, 24th & 25th, we organize training days for all the competitors with the same conditions than on the competition, including safety team, counterweight, tags, countdown, starting list…

  • Price for 1 to 3 trainings: $800 MXN/training – including at least one official deep dive per day, 2 if it fits in the schedule.
  • Special price for 3 trainings: $1800 USD – including at least one official deep dive per day, 2 if it fits in the schedule.

Not included in the price :

  • Cenote entrance $150 MXN / day ( to pay to the Cenote),
  • Food (We offer lunch for $150 MXN),
  • Transportation.

if you have no previous freediving competition experience you should sign up to the workshop and not to those trainings (see above).

September 27th, 28th & 29thCompetition ► $4200 MXN

It is a 3 days competitions with a maximum depth of 85m. It is perfect for beginners and advanced freedivers who want to discover the world of freediving competition.
If you are a deep diver, you can participate to the 70m Challenge and show how perfectly you can time your dive ! Money price to freedivers who can do it !

Also a great oportunity to try to break a national record, all the conditions will be there to validate your dive !

Price is $4200 MXN for the 3 days (competition or 70m challenge).
If you want to take part in both the competition and the 70m challenge, the price is $5200 MXN. 
If your
PB is >85m, Price for the 3 days competitions + 70m challenge stays $4200 MXN. 

Not included:

  • Food and drinks from the restaurant
  • Equipment for sale at the sign up location (nose clip, lanyard, resting buoy….)
  • Goodies
  • Photo and Videos
  • Tip for the safety team

Day 1 – September 27th

  • 9h00 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h45 – Official Top for Constant Weight no fins
  • 16h30 – Unofficial result for Constant weight no fins
  • BEFORE 17h00 all the announce for the next day need to be done.
  • 17h00 – End of the day

Day 2 – September 28th

  • 9h00 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h45 – Official Top for Constant Weight
  • 16h30 – Unofficial result for CWTB
  • BEFORE 17h00 all the announce for the next day need to be done.
  • 17h00 – End of the day

Day 3 – September 29th

  • 8h30 – Warm up line open to the first freediver
  • 9h15 – Official Top for Free Immersion
  • 17h30 – Official result, Price distribution and closing ceremony
  • 18h30 – End of the day

– You will know your official dive time the day before, once everyone has made his official announcement.

– The order of the divers will be from the shallower to the deepest.

Registration deadline for 2023 FALL EDITION is September 8th

Who can participate ?

Azul Freediving Challenge

All Level Competition

From beginner to high level freedivers, this international competition is open to any certified freedivers who wants to have fun and make good dives! If you are not certified, you can get freediving education with us at Pranamaya Freediving. Minimum age is 18 years old.

Beginners

Mandatory to be certified to participate, but it is not necesary to have competition experience. We highly recommend to sign up to the competition workshop to get ready for the event. Special price for first timers! Minimum age is 18 years old.

Advanced

Perfect competition for advanced freedivers, the perfect conditions and the safety team is a great oportunity for deep dives and breaking personal best. Focus on your favorite discipline, be smart and you might get the overall award ! Training will be available the week before the comp.

High level Athlete

85 meters is not enough ? If your PB is more than 85m you can still participate but into a special category. The challenge will be to dive 70m but making the same time that your announced dive time. The most precise diver will win ! #75mChallenge

The dive site

Between Playa Del Carmen & Cancun

The Cenote Yum-Kin is located 74km away from Playa Del Carmen and it’s a perfect place for freediving ! It is a large cenote with facilities near by to get ready. The Cenote itself has a depth of 87m, the max depth allowed on the competition will be 85m. The water temperature is high (around 25 degrees), as in all cenotes there is no waves or current, this offers amazing conditions.

  • Official competition platform
  • Max depth of the cenote is 87m.
  • Max depth competition: 85m.
  • Fresh Water, No Waves...
  • Surface temperature: 27 degrees
  • Depth Temperature: 25 degrees
  • Low visibility

How to get there ?

Cenote Yum-Kin

The Cenote Yum-Kin is located about an hour from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. The access by car is easy because it is located on the main road 180D that goes from Cancun to Merida.

However, it is more complex to reach it by public transportation. For this reason, we recommend you to get a car or reach out to other athletes (Whatsapp group) to share transportation.

So, for the duration of the competition you can stay in Playa Del Carmen, a vibrant and lovely city or Puerto Morelos if you want to reduce the driving time to the dive site.

*Please note that you can only freedive at Yum Ki’n under the direct supervision of an official guide provided by PranaMaya Freediving.

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Videos

2023 Spring & Fall editions videos

10th edition at the Cenote Yum-Kin - September 2023

9th edition at the Cenote Yum-Kin - May 2023

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