The first annual “Big Blue” international freediving competition is scheduled for November 1-9, 2015.
Event organizer and Mexican national record holder, Estrella Navarro (in cooperation with AIDA Mexico and Cressi), is offering the competition to give athletes from around the world the opportunity to test their freediving limits in the beautiful, deep waters off Isla Espíritu Santo, Baja, Mexico.
“The Big Blue will feature five days of competition, one day of swimming with whale sharks, and a conference to promote ocean conservation,” says Navarro. “The visibility in November is the best of the year — you can see up to 30 meters [98 feet]! Plus we are giving each athlete the flexibility of choosing between constant weight (CWT), constant no-fins, and free immersion (FIM) for every dive — the choice is theirs!“
Inaugural attendees will include Guillaume Néry, Alexey Molchanov, and Carlos Coste.
Navarro recently broke three freediving records for her country of Mexico in one breath during this year’s Caribbean Cup in Roatan, Honduras, on June 2, 2015.
To learn more or to register, visit the competition website at Big Blue.com.mx.