Schedule

July 24th, 2023 Day 1
July 25th, 2023 Day 2
July 26th, 2023 Day 3
July 27th, 2023 Day 4
July 28th, 2023 Day 5

Official Announcements

Pre-Competition training registration is NOW OPEN

Register for training sessions before the competition using an online form from our website: kalamatafreedivers.com Make sure to follow our social media for the updates!

Daily Highlights

Jury Members

Main Judge

Oksana Molchanova

Citizenship: Russian Federation

Jury

Nikolaos Gkagkanis

Citizenship: Greece

Jury

Nejc Likar

Citizenship: Slovenia

Jury

Mariya Nikolova

Citizenship: Bulgaria

Jury

Eleni Tsigka

Citizenship: Greece

DIVE CONDITIONS

Kalamata Freedivers located in the Marina of Kalamata, directly on the sea front, with an easy entrance to the dive site with unlimited depth, within 5 minutes driving from the shore with a speed boat. The dive centre facilities include a changing area with hot showers and toilets, personal equipment storage and equipment washing and hanging area.

 

Kalamata is known for its sublime diving conditions: warm water temperature, no current and absolutely no waves. Water temperature on the surface is between 24-28 degrees (in June-November), without pronounced termocline. Gradual temperature decrease after 50m reaches around 17-18 degrees at -100 meters.

 

Our fleet consists of two boats. The 8m RIB with 250HP engine is used as a main boat and capable of carrying up to 15 divers. On the deck a motorized counter balance system is installed, which is capable of retrieving a diver from depth with a speed of 1.5m/s.

 

The competition setup with 150m rope is equipped with a depth sonar for monitoring deep dives. We are also using underwater scooter for deep safeties. Oxygen for decompression is available on board.

 

The second boat is a 5m RIB with 90HP engine, fast and reliable, which is used as an emergency (evacuation) boat. It serves also as a transfer boat, capable of carrying up to 7 divers. Both boats are equipped with first aid kit and emergency O2.

 

This event is a 5 days depth competition, where you can choose the discipline that you will compete in each of the days (CWT, FIM, CNF, CWTB). Results will be published in the AIDA ranking. Athletes will also recieve awards for successful dives. 

 

To register for training prior to the competition, please book directly via the website: kalamatafreedivers.com

 

accomodation

Affordable accommodation is available nearby.

 

You can choose between wide range of Airbnbs, Hotels and holiday houses in the Marina area.

 

Contact Kalamata Freedivers for special offers for accommodation: info@kalamatafreedivers.com

Travel to Kalamata, Greece

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is connecting most of the European countries during the season, with direct routes from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Zurich and many other airports.

 

 

Traveling

by bus from Athens to Kalamata is the most affordable way. Busses depart from Kifissos bus station multiple times per day. The bus journey takes around 3 hours. To arrive at Kifissos bus station, take X93 bus from Athens Airport. More info and ticket booking here.


COSTS

Registration fee: 180€ (includes 1 official dive)

extra day 80€

Registered nations

Start list

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