FREEDIVING COMPETITION

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.

CURAÇAO

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


THE RESORT


STAFF

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ATHLETES


PHOTOGRAPHERS:

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


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SAFETY PROTOCOL

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.


PLATFORM EQUIPMENT

  • Counter ballast

  • deep sonar

  • VHF radio

  • 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

  • DECO O2

  • portable suction machine

  • trauma sheers

  • NPA nasal pharyngeal airway

  • OPA oral pharyngeal airway

  • AED

  • CPAP mask

  • O2 sat monitor

  • backboard

  • Advanced airway: Laryngeal Mask Airway

  • Laryngoscope

  • Endotracheal tubes.

O2 available at all time for free (for deep dives and/or barotraumas)

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EMERGENCY AND EVACUATION PLAN

Evacuation plan: Fast boat (Red Cross) / ambulance on stand-by (15min to hospital equipped with hyperbaric chamber).