12 – 14 October 2018

ID: Apnea Competition 2018


Recent Update!

[Update] 31/08/18:
1. ATHLETE SLOT HAS BEEN INCREASED to 50 athletes (all 8 waiting list athletes are listed in Registered Athlete, we have 2 slots left!)
2. REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE 11/09/2018: for all registered athlete, please complete your payment before 11th September 2018.
3. IDAC Week – AIDA JUDGE COURSE Available: Lippo Village Area, 6-8 Oct 2018 – by John Wright. Register by email at: apneaculture@gmail.com
4. LIST OF SPONSORS: We have updated our sponsor list for this year. More to come!

The long awaited ID: Apnea Competition 2018 is now around the corner, are you ready?

Started in 2014, Apnea Culture’s pilot event, the “ID: Apnea Pool Competition – Trial”. had gained positive appreciations by our local freedivers. Encouraged by the kind support of everyone involved, we believe that the event has motivated many fellow freedivers to keep training and improving themselves.

In order to harbour such great enthusiasm and aspirations, Apnea Culture decided to organise this event regularly, giving excitements and purpose to not only all freediving community but also to let others see how safe and fun freediving could be.

In 2015, we had fourteen athletes comes from three different nationalities and on the following year (2016), we had double the numbers to 28 athletes, representing 5 nationalities. With the support from dedicated committee members, high quality judges, good safety freediver team, and of course amazing sponsors, athletes set new records, personal bests, and have enjoyable dives. We are excited to improve and grow the event even better and we want to keep the ball rolling.

This year, we are open for ID: Apnea Competition 2018, a 3 days competition starting from 12th until 14th October 2018 (briefing day is on 11th October 2018). We want to give each athletes a chance to do their best in each discipline:
– Dynamic no Fins (DNF)
– Static Apnea (STA)
– Dynamic with Fins (DYN)

Upon registration, athletes will automatically enlisted to take part in each discipline, however they could choose not to compete in one or more days of the competition. Yet, prizes and winners are decided by the highest combined score from each disciplines. Competition will follow the latest standard and regulation of AIDA International (details here).


The competition will be held in swimming pool facilities of Sekolah Pelita Harapan at Lippo Village, Banten, Tangerang – Indonesia.

The pool is an 8 lanes olympic size pool (50m x 21m) with depth 1.2m sloping to 1.8m. Both DYN and DNF will be using 50m length (sorry we cannot provide 25m length for DNF yet people..), STA will be done in the shallow end of the pool (1.2m). It is an outdoor pool, water temperature is about 29-31°C, while the ambient temperature would be about 30-34°C (depending on the weather, could be colder when rain). During mid day, the pool is completely exposed to the sun, so if some of you do your preparation by floating and laying on your back, please consider to bring protective item such as umbrella or  towel to keep you comfortable.

There will be 2 competition lanes that run parallel on each side of the pool. We have Judges and a pool suitable for a WR standard, so we are good if any of you want to break a WR, (just make sure you let me know so that we can prepare everything~!)

Competition Structure

Each athletes will have to perform 3 pool disciplines: Static Apnea (STA), Dynamic with Fins (DYN), Dynamic without Fins (DNF). Each performance will be measured and converted into points according to AIDA Competition Regulations. Athletes with the highest total points will be the winner.

With a comfortable 3 competition days, athletes will perform 1 discipline each day:

Day 1: DNF/DYN

Day 2: STA

Day 3: DYN/DNF

Each athlete may choose which Dynamic Apnea they want to do on day 1 and day 3. They are allowed to swap/repeat a dynamic discipline (DYN on Day 1 or DNF on Day 3), however the result will not be considered for winner point calculation (only the highest result will be counted). Announce Performance (AP) will be collected 1 day before the respective competition day (AP for day 1 will be collected during briefing day).

Additional Regulations

We want to make the competition as interesting as possible by preparing trophies, medals, and attractive prizes for winners. However, we uphold safety as our primary goal, thus we set a few additional rules in our event related to safety and Black Out (BO):

1. Athletes should be at least an AIDA 2* Pool Freediver or equivalent.
To make sure that all participants know what they are doing, we require each athletes to provide a proof of certification/education participation equal to AIDA 2* Pool Freediver.

2. Athlete cannot perform if he/she blacked out during his/her warm up dive.
As it is stated in the AIDA Regulation, any athletes who had a black out (BO) during his/her performance have to stop diving for the rest of the day. Since there will be one discipline per day, we don’t need to worry too much about this rule. BUT, a black out during warm up IS a black out and athlete who had a BO during their warm up, will not be allowed to compete on that day.

3. Athlete who had BO will not be able to win.
It is possible that athlete who has a red card in one of his/her performances still have a higher total score compare to his/her competitors and still able to win the competition. However, if the red card was given because the athlete suffered a black out, he/she will lose the chance to win the competition. We would like to promote safe behaviour and thus decided that winning athletes should be those who prioritise on safety.


Athlete, Register Here!

Limited spots for 40 athletes. All competitors should be a qualified freediver (minimum AIDA 2* Pool Freediver or equivalent).

Normal registration fee: USD 100
Special registration fee for returning athlete: USD 85
Special registration fee for Indonesian athlete: IDR 900,000
Special registration fee for Apnea Culture Club Member: IDR 800,000

You can follow the link above to direct you to our online registration form. After you submit the registration form, you will receive an email from us as a confirmation and information regarding payment methods and required documents. After you complete the payment and send the proof of payment to us, your registration is complete.

If for some reason you decided to withdraw, we will return 50% of the registration fee (if it was done before 5 Oct 2018), after 5 Oct 2018, we cannot refund your registration fee (sorry). Registration will be closed 1 day before briefing day (10th Oct 2018), so don’t be late! ;)

Registration fee includes:

  • Entry to ID: Apnea Competition 2018 for all disciplines (STA – DYN – DNF)
  • On site first aid assistance (according to AIDA Competition standards)
  • Submission fee to AIDA Ranking System
  • Competition T-Shirt (one for each participant)

It does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Transports to/from competition venue (e.g. flight ticket, car, etc)
  • Medical and medical evacuation insurance
  • Meals
  • Pre-competition training

Important Dates

Wed, 22th Aug 2018: Registration Opened!
Time: 19:00 (GMT+7)

Wednesday, 10th Oct 2018: Registration Closed!
Time: 21:00 (GMT+7)

Thursday, 11th Oct 2018: Briefing & Document Checking
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT+7)

Friday, 12th Oct 2018: Competition Day 1 (DNF/DYN)
Time: 09:00 – 15:00 (GMT+7)

Saturday, 13th Oct 2018: Competition Day 2 (STA)
Time: 09:00 – 15:00 (GMT+7)

Sunday, 14th Oct 2018: Competition Day 3 (DYN/DNF) + Closing Ceremony
Time: 09:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7)

Prize Structure

Like last year, we have 3 categories for this year:

– IDAC 2018 Best Male & Female Freediver

-IDAC 2018 Best Male & Female Indonesian Freediver

– IDAC 2018 Best Male & Female Newcomer Freediver

We also give recognitions to best performing athletes in each discipline:

– Male & Female Best Performance in STA

 Male & Female Best Performance in DNF

– Male & Female Best Performance in DYN Monofin

– Male & Female Best Performance in DYN Bifins

Every record breaking (National and even World) will got certificate of recognition for the wonderful effort that you’ve done! But please let me know if you are trying to break a World Record!

We might also have some hidden prizes, so perform well and have a great fun!

Our Sponsors

Registered Athletes

Rolly Ben – PH
Mohd Azam Abdul Hamid – MY
Stefan Randig – DE
Wayne J Wright – NZ
Sendy Santoso – ID
Victor Yosua Yuslih – ID
Rafsanjani A. Karim – ID
Gugus Agam Satria – ID

Dmitri Melnikov – EE
Sack Wai Kei – MY
Aditya Pratama – ID
Viktor Reshetniak – UA
Claudius Vito Tunggul Wibowo Halim – ID
Jeffry Nathaniel Salim – ID
Arya Nanda – ID
Chua Boon Wah – MY
Gunadarma – ID
Rayhan Dudayev – ID
Sumitomo Widjaja – ID
Sutiswan Ichan – ID
Andri Mulyana – ID

Martin Zapanta – PH
Johan Valentin – CA
Timothy Oehmigen – DE

Stanley Sradaputta – ID*
Aldric Vincent Suan – PH*
Muhammad Fakhril – ID*
Alfa Irawan – ID*
Hendra Iriansya Fandhy – ID*
Mohammad Arrizza – ID*

Syazwan Mohd Zawawi – MY*

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Yiling Chong – MY
Paola Seow Yu Qing – SG
Widya Hapsari – ID
Nikita – ID
Ploy Malaiwongs – TH
Syafidatul Azua Shafii – MY
Mutmainnah Binti Abdul Rahman – MY
Safir Abadi – ID
Hizkia Mandagie – ID
Angelique Dewi Permatasari – ID
Lim Yee Hui – SG
Rasty Haspita Rahmasari – ID
Tracy Lau – HK

Windy Apsari Burhan – ID
Yulia Lintangkawuryan – ID*
Adhynda Apriliana – ID*
Mery Rogan  – ID*

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