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Sabang Town Hold An International Freediving Competition

Sabang town in Aceh hold an international freediving competition from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 with at least 40 athletes. Sail Sabang 2017 will feature the Freediving Competition 2017 and it will be held at Balohan Bay in Sabang from Nov. 26 until Dec. 1. Freediving itself is an underwater diving activity that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath as long as they can until resurfacing.

Freediving is a sport that contending the durability of diver to dive into the deep with a single inhale without the help from scuba. The categories are Dynamic with Fins (DYN), Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF), Dynamic Without Fins (DNF), Costant Weight (CWT), Free Immersion (FIM) and Static Apnea (STA). The committee has prepared a total prize of Rp. 200 million for winners of this competition.

“There are already 40 athletes who have confirmed their participation. They will come from Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Belgium, Thailand, China and other countries,” explained Tourism Ministry’s archipelago tourism marketing development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti.

Among these dozens of athletes, two are world-record holders. The first one is New Zealander William Trubridge whose accolades include 237 meters Dynamic with Fins (DYN), 102 meters Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF), 187 meters Dynamic Without Fins (DNF), 121 meters Constant Weight (CWT), 124 meters Free Immersion (FIM) and seven minutes and 29 seconds Static Apnea (STA).

The second world record-holder is Russian Alexey Molchanov whose accolades include 258 meters Dynamic with Fins (DYN), 96 meters Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF), 195 meters Dynamic Without Fins (DNF), 129 meters Constant Weight (CWT), 124 meters Free Immersion (FIM) and eight minutes and 33 seconds Static Apnea (STA).

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Sail Sabang Freediving Competition 2017

Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh will hold an international freediving competition from Nov. 28 to Dec.

Start date      : 26.11.2017

End date        : 01.12.2017

Location        : Sabang, Indonesia

Event Type    : Depth Competition

Disciplines    : FIM CNF CWT

Organizer     : StanleySradaputta


Safety plan: 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: Announcements in each discipline are limited to not more than 5m than the athletes PB in training Due to high safety standard, our safety freedivers will only handle 20 divers per day.


A group of Instructors level Safety Freedivers will provide safety at the appropriate depth for every diver Deep Safety with a DPV (scooter) will be used by primary safety freedivers to gain more safety and confident for all the divers Every dive will be monitored from the surface by our Depth Sonar Our highly effective Counterweight System gives us the possibility to retrieve divers within very short amount of time Competition doctors and nurses will be on standby for every diver 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.


Maximum depth      : 90

Main Judge               : John WRIGHT

Assistant Judges      :

  1. Hakim JASON
  2. Nora LESTARI
  3. Widianto BAYU