FAQS

What is the AFA?

We are the official Australian branch of AIDA International, the world’s regulatory body for competitive freediving.

What does the AFA do?

We promote and develop the sport of freediving and educate the community about safe diving practice.

I want to learn to hold my breath for longer… What is the best way?

Go to your local club to start training in a safe environment, and do a course with an experienced instructor (your club can help you find one!).

There are no affiliated clubs close to me, what do I do?

Firstly see if there is already a training group close by, or visit our Facebook page and ask if there are any other divers close to you.

How do I set up a club? How do we become affiliated?

Club how-to guides will be published soon – contact us for assistance.

Help! My local pool won’t let us train.

We have experience in negotiating and facilitating access to pools. Contact us for assistance.

I’d really like to compete – when is the next event?

Visit our Events page to see when the next (Australian/NZ) competition will be held. AIDA NZ also runs pool and depth events, and you can see a global event calendar on the AIDA International website.

I’d like to run a small competition for me and some friends – how do I do it?

Visit our Downloads page for a competition how-to guide. Also, feel free to contact us to ask for assistance!

I want to become a judge.

The AFA will be hosting an AIDA International Judge course at the 2015 Pan Pacific World Championships in Brisbane. Visit the judge course information page to find out more.

How can I be selected to compete at World Championships?

Visit our Downloads page for the relevant document.

How do I set a National Record?

See: Setting National Records.

 

 

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