When & Where?
The SSFC2017 is the first Freediving Competition in Indonesia that fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, will take place over the period of six consecutive days starting on November 26th until December 1st. Trainings available on November 12th. Location will be the Balohan bay, located on Weh Island's southeast coast, West of Indonesia. The competition platform will be anchored with maximum depth around 100m. Shuttle boats will bring athletes to and from the competition area.
Who can join?
Freedivers of all levels are welcome to compete. The only prerequisites are:
How can I join and how much is it?
The cost for the competition is FREE. This includes:
And do not include:
After registering online you will need to send us flight ticket confirmation to reserve your place. If we do not receive until September 17th, your registration will expire and we give priority to the next athlete on the waiting list.
We have space for 40 competing athletes. Once the competition is full we will create a waiting list for any additional inquiries. Once registered athletes cancel, we will give priority to the next diver on the waiting list.
The Competition Meeting
There is an event meeting where all competing athletes must be present. It will take place on November 25th at 3pm at the Mars Resort Weh Island. What you need to bring:
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 day 1 and day 2. The meeting will finish at around 6pm.
3-pack depth competition
There are three competition dive in six days. Every 2 days is dedicated to one of the depth disciplines.
The best overall results (disciplines performed in that order) will determine the top three divers (male / female). However you are free to announce dives that are not representing the discipline of that day. For example you can do a FIM dive on the CNF day. That dive will of course appear in the AIDA International ranking, but you will receive zero points for that day for the comp internal ranking.
Safety is our top priority. 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:
In the unlikely event of any diver needing additional care in a hospital we have NAVY Speedboat on standby that can reach the nearest hospital and Decompression Chamber Facility in the city of Aceh within 15min.
The Medical Team, Judges and Organizers have the right to refuse the start of any athlete if diving would pose an obvious risk to the diver's health.
November is usually good month for Freediving in the bay of Balohan, Weh Island, Indonesia. The bay is much protected, very little to no wind will make for nice surface conditions. The water temperature will be 28- 30 degrees on the surface. This temperature stays constant until a depth of around 50m. The expected visibility is around 20 - 30m. We try our best to schedule the dives during times with least current.
Prizes and Sponsors
Overall Performance :
Best Discipline :
Best Newcomers :
(Prizes are tax deductible)
Many other awards and surprises are waiting during our closing ceremony on Dec 2nd!
We hope this information is helpful, please contact us at [email protected] if you have any further questions!
We wish everyone successful training and hope to see you in November!
The Indonesian Freediving Team