Oceanquest Curaçao Freediving contest is an international freediving depth contest that gathers freedivers from all over world around a unique spot: Directors Bay of Curaçao island. Athletes will get 6 competition days in order to attempt national/personal records.
This is a perfect place for sharing nice and intense moments in the water, learn and practice, as well as enjoying the beauty of this tropical island.
UW scooter for deep safety
Free O2 (DECO / barotraumas)
Dyneema very low stretch 12mm rope (great for FIM!)
Underwater deep filming
Training available with safety and all medical gear
Conditions: 0 current, +30m viz, 28º C water temp, great depths 100m from shore
We will be implementing all the new safety procedures, including monitoring of vitals for all athletes after competition dives.
We will have our own medical equipment on the platform at all time, from training day 1.
Contact phones for: hospital, coastguards, Navy, Port Captaincy.
Our medic Jose, is an experienced MD in the field of emergency medical services and emergency Airway Management, as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support. (American Health Association). Jose has been in charge of the medical aspects of 3 major freediving events.
We will have our own medical equipment on the platform at all time, from training day 1:
O2 demand reg
O2 dial flow reg
DAN bag with O2 flow reg
portable suction machine
NPA nasal pharyngeal airway
OPA oral pharyngeal airway
O2 sat monitor
Advanced airway: Laryngeal Mask Airway
O2 available at all time for free (for deep dives and/or barotraumas)
Evacuation plan: Fast boat (Red Cross) / ambulance on stand-by (15min to hospital equipped with hyperbaric chamber).
CREPAD plan for accidents management, involving all the governmental entities of the island, deployed during the whole competition week.
Walid Boudhiaf, is one of the world's deepest freedivers, having reached a depth of -120m in training and -116m in competition both achieved in the discipline of free immersion. He's been organizing the Nirvana Oceanquest for 4 successive years with the goal of creating a safe and friendly atmosphere where all participants can redefine their own limits.
Our medic Jose, is an experienced MD in the field of emergency medical services and emergency Airway Management, as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support. (American Health Association). Jose has been in charge of the medical aspects of 3 major freediving events. He is used to work under stress in emergency situations, and is well versed in lung related injuries in freediving.
Peter is a fit, well-trained freediver. His favorite drill is to perform deep hangs at +40m and has already participated in 3 former editions of our event.
Andres is the former Colombian record holder in the discipline of no-fins constant weight. He is also a swimming instructor and has a strong breath hold, which allows him to perform long hangs at depth.
JUAN PABLO BLANCO
Juan Pablo is a strong freediver and he specializes in CWT with bifins, having no issue doing repetitive dives to 40m with little recovery.
Ricky is a highly experienced freediver and has been in charge of logistic at sea in several previous events.
Carlos is an experienced freediver and a Crossfit trainer. He runs his own specialized gym in San Salvador. Rigorous and methodic, he will be in charge of managing the workspace on the platform.
Laura is the author of the amazing pictures taken during the two last editions of Nirvana Oceanquest. She will be assisted by a team of videographer in and out of the water.
GINNETE DE LA ROSA
Therapeutic massages. With low frequency currents (tens) to alleviate spasms or contractures. The therapy is done to eliminate accumulated or residual lactic acid, combined with passive stretching. We also have the possibility to implement thermotherapy.