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2nd Annual Deepsea Challenge Bonaire 2016

Deepsea Freediving School invites you to the 2nd Annual BONAIRE DEEPSEA CHALLENGE: World Record Attempts & International Freediving Competition in Bonaire from Sept 2-10, 2016.

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The event will be placed on Kralendijk, Bonaire Dutch Caribbean. Carlos Coste (VEN), 11 times World Record Holder and Marina Kazankova (RUS) Freediving World Champion, will attempt a World Record “Longest horizontal distance in the ocean with one breath” male and female over 200 meters. Carlos and Marina will dedicate the records to inspire people to preserve and protect the ocean. Parallel to the world record attempts, an international freediving competition will be running with over 15 athletes worldwide.

Bonaire is a “Top Freediving Destination”, Deepsea School is developing this beautiful sport in the island led by Carlos Coste and Gaby Contreras. They offer, all levels of AIDA and PADI courses, special contests, mermaid experience, as well as new water sport activities for adults and kids to enjoy the pristine waters and the wonderful reef in the Dutch Caribbean.

This year the Bonaire Deepsea Challenge consists of two major aspects:

 A Competition week with 4 disciplines. World record Status, Ranked by the International Association of Freediving (AIDA).  Two official World Record attempts by Carlos Coste (VEN) and a special freediver guest Marina Kazankova (RUS).

Carlos Coste: A legendary freediver, 11 X World Record Holder and AIDA World Champion. Coste has accomplished several Guinness Records, the most relevant are: “First human being to surpass the -100m barrier on two unassisted disciplines: Free Immersion and Constant Weight.” and “The longest horizontal dynamic freedive in an underwater cave”. Considered “Superhuman: The Fish Man” by the History Channel.

Marina Kazankova: The absolute CMAS world Record Holder and World Champion in Jump Blue, she is also an AIDA World Champion. Marina is an underwater actress and a sports psychologist who trains elite freedivers and delivers seminars and workshops around the world. She’s a TV host of the shows “Abissi” (Rai3 Italy) and “Ultimate Freedive” (National Geography).

In the first edition of Bonaire Deepsea Challenge 2015, we created a warm atmosphere with the athletes, the team, the media and the spectators. This year in the second edition, we are expecting around 15 athletes from all the world: UK, USA, France, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Russia, Brasil, Bonaire. We are planning an original show for the record attempts on 9th Sept downtown Kralendijk on front It Rains Fishes Restaurant. After Carlos and Marina have completed the World Records, the other freedivers will join them in an underwater party to celebrate. All event is being produced in 3600. Shot with cutting edge video technology both above and below the surface. Get immersed with the top athletes as they push their minds and bodies to beyond the limit. Experience this unique event on your phone, tablet, computer or Virtual Reality device.

Locations: The Static competition and the logistic for transporting people and athletes to the competition area will be at the Hotel Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire. The Record attempts will take place Downtown on front Boulevard Playa close to the Restaurants It Rain Fishes and Karel´s Beach Bar, where the public can see easily from the street. The opening and closing ceremony will be celebrated at El Mundo Restaurant, 3th and 10th September.

During the event we are offering different Clinics and special package for divers and participants. The Tourism Bonaire Corporation supported this event and invites you to come and live directly in the water this amazing experience. More INFO:

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