AIDA this week acknowledged its World Championship depth competition will opt exclaim this coming August, an announcement that has brought on controversy inner the freediving community.
The competition is slated for August 15th-25th, 2022 in Roatan, Honduras, basically based on a put up on AIDA’s Facebook page.
The announcement hasn’t sat nicely, although.
Champion freediver William Trubridge, who organizes the Vertical Blue competition at Deans Blue Gap in the Bahamas which is slated to delivery up August 1st, acknowledged:
“Saying dates 3 months out, and asserting a delivery up for the [World Championship] that is 96 hours after the conclude of the very best match on the freediving calendar ([Vertical Blue], dates for which had been exclaim final 365 days) will mean that even fewer top athletes can aid the 2022 [World Championship] than final 365 days.
“For the same reasons the AIDA WC has sadly been in decline since 2019, despite unparalleled amounts of AIDA funds being spent on it.”
Freediving instructor and light UK champion David Mellor acknowledged:
“Aida organisers please bear in mind that many athletes are also instructors who must plot money so that they can aid an match love this.
“That is such quick see it is far ridiculous, I myself and I’m sure many other athletes dangle teaching commitments that intention we are in a position to’t aid.
“Are you able to demonstrate why it has taken you see you later to divulge the date and then per chance you might perhaps well well perhaps moreover fix whatever the predicament is so it doesn’t happen again subsequent 365 days.”
Investigate cross-check AIDA’s announcement here.
John Liang is the Data Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving malicious program while in Excessive College in Cairo, Egypt, the set he earned his PADI Delivery Water Diver certification in the Purple Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, amongst white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Drift of Costa Rica, and other places along side a pool in Las Vegas helping to interrupt the realm file for the very best underwater press conference.