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.
- 3 basic rules - detailed version
||A) Propulsion by arms and
legs only - no equipment. No
mask or goggles -
noseclip. No swim suits,
wet suits or
caps of any kind. Only swimming trunks or bikini.
B) A safety lanyard of maximum
1.3 meters attached to ankle, wrist
or at a (non elastic) belt at your waist.
The lanyards carabiner will be attached to the diveline.
decided in advance,
there are no penalties for turning early.
No tags has to be delivered.
Starting order by draw or organizers decision.
free to grab and hold above water level,
when their airways break the surface.
C) During the dive
the rope may be touched
with open hand but not held.
No pull upwards is allowed at the
turn. A penalty of 5 meters will be given for every rope pull or grab under water.
WR and NR demands bottom camera of full surveillance of diver.
surface protocol has to be
delivered - only hold on to the rope and breath for 30 seconds.
Judge decision after 5-60 seconds. Blackout during the 60 seconds will lead to Disqualification.
surfacing the athlete will
be disqualified if the mouth
(both lips) goes under again
for more than
On a second dip - no matter
how long they are - the
athlete is disqualified.
You are basicaly
allowed one short dip as a
benefit of doubt.
LMC´s in the neck resulting
in more than one dip will be
Apparent LMC´s in the neck/body resulting in more than one dip will be DQ. Even if mimicking/playing LMC/BO = DQ. Take waves in consideration and do not count them as dips.
C) A coach is allowed.
The coach may not dive down.
If the athlete is
helped physicly by
anyone it is a
disqualification. (helped physicly:
support, a hard pat on the
back, a poke with a fin -
any touch that lifts or
can "wake up" an athlete).
- Athletes must be 18 years
old or older.
- A medical certificate that says "fit for diving" must be presented (no older than
2 years old).
- A medical statement and
liability release has to be
signed by the athletes.
- All depths decided by two calibrated F10´s
(against a measured line) placed on the athletes two
arms (sea level, salt water calibrated).
Average depth of the two,
judges must judge
each competition, at least
one in water surveiling the
first/last 20 meters.
- There must be at least
serious starting athletes
in a competition.
- The concerns of judges are: safety, pulls at depth and airwaydips at the surface.
||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
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
be 55/36 men/women.
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.
can be done only in open,
public and announced competitions of at least
two serious athletes.
World records must be filmed (the entire dive +
approx 3 min before and after).
We might also work on
the concept of having the best side by side
simultaneously in a final on two
deep ropes, whoever turns first
This discipline might be most suited
for waters of at least 25 degrees
celcius. If colder - 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
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.
concerns/suggestions regarding UFC
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 – different disciplines.
Unless experienced in no fins
swimming and no mask, 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
is a new discipline, start all over
- Doctor and oxygen e t c
- 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).
- Safety freediver with 40 meter
pick up ability, met 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
- Thorough hard "pullcheck" on every
lanyard 3 minutes before start,
ready to replace with new.
- Depth sounder/fish finder