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Još jedno AIDA renking takmičenje biće održano 7. aprila 2013. godine u Nišu, na bazenima sportskog centra "Čair". Zvanične AIDA sudije biće Petar Bojović, Darija Subotin i Aleksandar Karjuk.
 
City: Niš, Serbia
Date: 2013, April 7th
Place: S.C. "Cair" (www.sccair.rs)
Team: NAISSUB DIVING 
Organizer: Darko Radovanovic
Phone: +381 64 439 7116
Status: National with guests, AIDA ranking
Rules: AIDA Intentational rules
Judges: Bojovic Petar (AIDA B category), Subotin Darija (AIDA E category), Aleksandar Karjuk (AIDA D category)
Maximum number of participants: 40 
Minimum number of participants: 20
Pool information:
STA: depth 0,9 m, temp 30C
DNF/DYN: length 50 m, depth 2,20 m, temp 27-28C
Vise informacija na www.oxygenfree.org
 
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Freediving - Attractions
Written by Sirenica   
 
Diving is an ancient sport. Actually, at the very beginning it was not a sport. Sea depths have always been attractive for man. First dive was born out of man’s need to survive, out of his quest for food, and then also out of quest for valuables that could secure his life in many ways.
 
 
Given the lack of suitable equipment for underwater activities in that period, free-diving is considered to be the oldest way of diving, as well as the most natural way of adaptation of a human body to water. In time, people have found ingenious ways to extend their stay under the surface, with the aim to collect as much of food (or some other valuables) as possible from the bottom. That’s how first snorkels were made, from a hollow cane, even several meters long, which enabled the diver to go even deeper.
 
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Along with social and technological developments, the diving techniques developed as well, so today we distinguish two main types: scuba diving and free-diving. Each of them has its’ disciplines. AIDA Serbia is association of free-divers, so our further articles will treat only this way of diving and its’ disciplines.

Free diving is a discipline which comprises diving without breathing, i. e. in apnea. The dive lasts as long as the oxygen in the organism, taken by a single breath. In the recreational free-diving there are no rules. There are no age limits. Anyone who has a healthy heart and mind can free-dive. All of us wish to become, at least for a while, a part of the amazing underwater world. And everyone can do it.  One should just take a breath and dive. The pleasure will last as long as one can hold one’s breath. The only limit is depth. One can not dive deeper than the amount of air taken allows for. And one should also always take into account the way back to the surface.

However, if you intend to practice this sport more seriously, there are many rules and numerous exercises. It is more and more widely accepted that free-diving is not merely a sport, but rather the way of life (life style). In that case you should need: equipment, all possible literature about apnea, medical sertificate, discipline, devotion and – clear mind.

This sport is considered by many as extreme. But what does the term extreme mean, anyway? Any activity, where the limits of human endurance are investigated and pushed further, is extreme. Just as any sport, free-diving can be, but does not necessarily have to be, extreme. Whether it will be a threat to your life depends only on you. What is absolutely necessary is to learn the theory of free-diving and some basic medical rules, in order to reduce the risk to a minimum and maintain personal safety.

In this sport accidents occur less frequently than in scuba diving. Reaching depths is a secondary goal. The point is not in the “as deep as possible” dive, but in overcoming our own limits. The beauty of apnea is in the fact that everyone sets his own records. Meters are not important in their own; what matters is to reach our own depths.
 
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