CURAÇAO OCT 14 - 20
Oceanquest Curaçao is an international AIDA freediving depth competition with World Record status, that gathers freedivers from all over the world around a unique spot: The island of Curaçao in the Dutch Antilles. Athletes will get 6 competition days in order to attempt personal, national or world 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.
The ABC islands, part of the greater Dutch Antilles, hover just above South America on a sunny stretch of the Caribbean miraculously outside the region’s Hurricane belt. They are composed of Aruba, the most popular (and populous) island, Bonaire, and Curacao—an unspoiled gem that boasts world-class diving, pristine natural beaches, and colorful, UNESCO-listed Dutch colonial architecture. Despite its cosmopolitan hotels, secluded beaches, and exotic food—which range from traditional Dutch street fare to haute Afro-Cuban fusion—Curacao still remains somewhat of a well kept secret in the Caribbean.
There are affordable and direct flights from major US cities (NY, Miami..), Canada, Europe (Amsterdam and Brussels), as well as South America (Bogotá) and the Caribbean / Central America.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Alex St - Jean, Laura Babahekian
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, 29º 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.
MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT
Our medic Diego, 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). Diego has a long experience dealing with emergency situations involving airways and respiratory apparatus. He is used to work under stressful situation and holds all the certificates required for this sensitive task.
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)
EMERGENCY AND EVACUATION PLAN
Evacuation plan: Fast boat (Red Cross) / ambulance on stand-by (15min to hospital equipped with hyperbaric chamber).