Registration for Australian Depth Nationals 2017 has opened for Australian citizens. The AFA will return to Tulamben, Bali, and once again be partnering with Apnea Bali to run the event. There will be three days of competition (2-4 October) with the 5th of October being held in reserve in case of poor conditions. Athletes will be required to attend a pre-competition briefing on the afternoon of the 1st of October. Registration for non-Australian AFA members opens on 8 July. Registration for non-AFA members opens on 15 July (note, Australian athletes, and Australian residents must be members of the AFA; non-AFA members must pay a $20 competition membership fee).
The competition will be an AFA sanctioned competition, registered with AIDA International, and run under AIDA rules. There will be three competition days. Overall standings will be determined by adding points from each discipline (points will be allocated as per the AIDA rules, which is 1 point per metre of depth, less any penalties). The Australian women’s and men’s champions will be the Australian female and Australian male athletes, respectively, with the most number of points. Athletes may choose to do any depth discipline on any day, and therefore may choose to do one discipline more than once, however, only the best result in a given discipline will count towards the athlete’s overall points tally.