1st UFC World championship
Unassisted Freedive Competition - survival rules & noseclip only
Blue Hole Dahab 2010 April First Prize Aeris F10 - UFC RANKING

Freediving in its purest form - skin diving as deep as you can. No fins - only breaststroke. No mask - only noseclip. No suit - only swimmingtrunks. Since this discipline and its´ rules are unique it will be seen as a new category and world and national records will be awarded (see current records).
UFC - 3 basic rules - detailed version here

The rules have been developed in discussions with Sebastien Murat, Will Trubridge, William Winram and Herbert Nitsch. Any questions not solved by the 3 rules can be solved by common sense - the "ambitions" of this discipline are quite clear.

1 Noseclip only (and swimsuit, lanyard, F10)
2 No rope grabbing under water - ever.
No penalties for turning early.
No grabbing of rope at turn. 
No tags has to be delivered.
No above surface grab/pull penalties at start or surfacing.
3 Stay conscious with airways above surface.
No surface protocol has to be delivered - only hold on to the rope and breath for 30 seconds.
After surfacing you will be disqualified if  your mouth goes under for more than two seconds (or twice under water).
- You have to be older than 18 years old.
- A medical certificate that says "fit for diving" must be presented (no older than 2 years old).
- All depths decided by two calibrated F10´s (against a measured line) placed on the athletes two arms (sea level, salt water calibrated).
- A safety lanyard of maximum 1.5 meters attached to ankle, wrist or at a (non elastic) belt at your waist.
Most of these rules are invented to make it more of a challenge than the normal freediving disciplines, aswell as making it  interesting to watch. We want to see: skin, muscles moving, hair flowing, faces and expressions.
Basicly the only way to get a red card is to blackout or drop airways because of heavy LMC in the neck/head. These are also so called survival rules.

The rules are the property of F.BIZ and the people that developed them.

*A new discipline
Since this is far from the regulations of the FREE, CMAS and AIDA e t c - the "noseclip only comp" will be seen as a new discipline and world and national records will be awarded if they are substansial enough: Reched depths must be 66% of current Aida CNF records and contain no ropeviolations.World records would have to be >60men/40 women.

The Rules and records for the "Nose clip only freedive comp" will in the future be governed by a committe.
In the future this committe will be chosen by a vote from all people holding a national record in this discipline.
Records can be done only in open, public and announced competitions of at least three serious athletes.
We might also work on the concept - giving you many dives, and having the best side by side simultaneously in a final on two deep ropes, whoever turns first loses.

Name gender country BBH10
Allan Uldam male den
Alon Rivkind male isr

Angelica Lodin-Sundström female swe

Anna Paraiyar female uk

Anna von Boeticher female ger
Aries Bucquet male swe

Barbora Ivanska female cz

Bjarte Nygard male nor

Christian Charras male fra

Christian Ernest. male swe
25 45
Christian Moller male den

Cristina Kuemmel female den

Daan Verhoeven female ned

Davic Cizek male cz
19 34
David Tranfield male uk

Deborah Metcalfe female uk

Elizabeth Kristoffersen female nor

Erika Shagatay female swe

Eva Ernkrans female fin

Fanny Ehrenberg female swe

Flavia Eberhard female bra

Florent Pascal male fra

Fredrik "Nivve" Nevenius male swe

George Miller female uk

Harald Engan male nor

Henning Larsen male den

Hildur Sahlström female swe

Ilka Michaelis female ger

Ingela Karlsson female fin

Jakob Hansen male den
Jan Honysch male cz

Jana Oujezdska female cz

Jana Skrobova female cz

Jarmila Slovencikova female cz

Jean Michel Pradon male fra

Jens Schou male swe

Jesper Stechman male den
Joakim Westrin male swe

Johan Dahlström male swe

Johan Gjertz male swe  

Josef Zbynek male cz
44 44
Jure Daic male slo  

Katja Andres female ger

Klara Hansson female swe
Lars Strandridder male den   24
Linda Pagianellita female ita  

Lotta Ericsson female swe  

Luka Pengov male slo  

Marc Lenoir male fra  

Marek Apjar male cz  
Maria Hovden female nor  

Maria Livbjerg female den
Marianne Havnes female nor

Michael Cheesman male ger

Michal Risian male cz

Michal Schmalep male cz

Ola Rantala male swe

Peter Sjöberg male fin

Petr Zlatuska male cz

Phoebe Skotida female gre

Radek Veverka male cz

Ralp Wissel male ger

Roman Ondruj male cz

Sara Campbell female uk

Sebastian Näslund male swe
36 41
Sofia Tapani female swe

Steinar Schjager male nor

Stig Severinsen male den

Stuart Bond male uk

Suzy Ozler female nz

Sven Grauman male swe

Tobias Nilsson male swe

Torsten Werner male ger

Trond Klimek male nor

Uli Holzmann female uk

Ulrich Wullf male ger

Weine Gustavsson male swe

Wendy female hol

Matej Mihailovski male slo

Local conditions
This discipline might be most suited for waters of at least 25 degrees celcius. In Dahab in april we will have 21 - that is chilly. We suggest you warm up in a suit - or- sit in the sun and three minutes before your top you will be swimmed/pulled out to the comp zone. Alternatively just remove your suit at the last warm-up line.

For anyone with experience of advanced freediving and competition it is obvious that these rules poses some new risks in the fact that the rope can be put to any depth and the athletes turn when they want. The athletes sight is reduced due to no mask and this diminishes the athletes control. The fact that no surface protocol has to be delivered gives the athletes an opportunity to venture closer to LMC. The organization is aware of this and will take precautions to guarantee the athletes safety.

Special concerns/suggestions regarding UFC comps:
1) No fins swimming uses more oxygen, the stress of having no mask and the turn without pull will make you use more oxygen. Do not compare UFC to CNF.
2) Unless experienced in no-fins-swimming and no mask and noseclip equalization: we suggest you do not announce anything more than recent PB in this discipline (not PB in CNF).
3) Equalizing with noseclip is usually hard for beginners - be ready to abort dive if failing to equalize. Broken eardrum and vertigo is more serious without a mask and with impaired sight.
4) Do not overweight yourselves, you must be able to turn without a pull.
5) If not specialized in breast stroking, the movement and tension it creates makes you more prone to squeeze.

 UFC is a new discipline, start all over again!

UFC expanded safety ambitions:
- Doctor and oxygen e t c
- Anti ballast.
- Safety freediver with 40 meter pick up ability, meet at 20 by other safety freediver. Third one ready to act as safety for the safety freedivers, meeting at 20 meters.
- Start pulling line and bottom weight after 60% of expected dive time.
- Thorough hard "pullcheck" on every lanyard 3 minutes before start, ready to replace with new.

- Comp held at restricted depth (bottom below plate).
- Experienced scuba diver (trimix)  ready for quick drop down to 50, attach and release balloon. (Safety Scuba to meet this scuba at 40 and ascending/deco together).
- Depth sounder/fish finder surveillance.