Freediving Romania



Nu ți-ai făcut planuri pentru Ziua Nationala? Ia-ți doza de știință cu Digipedia, la DIGI World Romania, unde vom discuta despre freediving si scubadiving impreuna cu jurnalistii Alexandru Mironov si Dr. Bogdan Ivanescu ( Pe 1 si 8 decembrie va fi prezentata emisiunea despre limitele umane sub apa, cu invitați Sergiu Șerban, primul instructor de freediving din România acreditat de AIDA Internațional și Andrei Ciobica, tech diver și instructor. De la ora 21:00 pe 1 si 8 decembrie 2023, doar pe Digi World!



Incepand cu iunie 2014 se organizeaza si in Romania cursuri de freediving dupa programa Apnea Academy.

Cursurile sunt tinute de instructorul nostru Apnea Academy, Traian Vaduva.

Mai multe detalii despre curs puteti gasi aici: Cursuri Apnea Academy



AIDA Romania are placerea sa anunte cei mai buni freediveri romani, in functie de punctajul maxim obtinut la concursurile oficiale AIDA in anul 2013. Am avut noi recorduri nationale atat la feminin cat si la masculin si cativa sportivi noi care au intrat in circuitul competional. Felicitari tuturor si asteptam rezultate cel putin la fel de bune si in 2014!





Ultimele decizii luate la nivel international in cadrul Asociatiei Internationale pentru Dezvoltarea Apneei (AIDA) sunt prezentate mai jos

  • Presedintele AIDA International, Kimmo Lathinen,  a fost reales cu doar 2 voturi in fata lui Grant Graves.

  • Accidentul lui Nick Mevoli declanseaza o serie de schimbari in regulamentele competitionale si cursurile AIDA la toate nivelele. In cursul lui 2014, aceste schimbari vor fi propuse la vot in cadrul AIDA Assembly.

Election Results

As previously noted, Kimmo Lahtinen received 12 votes for President, and Grant Graves received 10 votes.  After reviewing the results with the candidates and the full AIDA Board (including Legal Officer Petar Bojovic), there was a strong consensus to finalize this result:  elections may be won by large or small margins, but absent extraordinary circumstances the process should be respected.  Accordingly, Kimmo Lahtinen has been elected as President for the 2014/2015 term.

The timing of the election was not optimal, following Nicholas Mevoli’s fatal accident in the Bahamas in November.  Delay would have allowed many to recover from the events of the last month: everyone at Vertical Blue was deeply shaken, and many not there were also hurt.  AIDA’s Statutes, however, do not permit delay: the officer and budget vote is required to commence by 1 December of each year.  AIDA Directors are required to follow Swiss law and AIDA’s Statutes at all times, even when doing so is challenging. Please understand the Board’s need to adhere to those requirements.

The votes cast for Grant should not indicate a lack of appreciation for Kimmo’s accomplishments over the last four years.  Stopping the Nagel embezzlement (which robbed AIDA’s financial resources for many years), implementing financial controls and accountant review, producing financial statements, implementing automated education, competition and judge tools (EOS, CARS and JOS), revamping education offerings, and regularizing Board meetings and reports, each is impressive.  In the aggregate, they demonstrate an extraordinary amount of progress, progress no one wants to lose.

Those votes do, however, indicate the importance of understanding the causes of Nick’s accident, and of making changes to prevent further fatalities.  In some sports–such as mountaineering–fatalities are accepted as an inherent risk; in competitive freediving they are not.  AIDA had over 20 years of competitions without a fatal injury prior to November, and we understand that it’s critical to AIDA Nationals, athletes and the sport to avoid such accidents in the future.   To this end, AIDA will work on a number of fronts to enhance diver safety.

Safety Enhancements

First, we will analyze the results from the review team (i.e. Antero Joki and the medical professionals), and propose changes to rules and procedures (including the Competition Rules, and Safety and Deep Diving Guidelines) to protect against the risks exposed by Nick’s accident. This effort will be a top priority for AIDA in the coming year, with a target of May for implementation. Of course, rule changes will need to be reviewed and approved the AIDA Assembly, and additional changes may be made later as needed.  We are currently discussing this project with key individuals, and will have more information for you on staffing and timeline shortly after the New Year.

Second, we will update AIDA’s educational offerings to reflect what we learn from the accident review.  Jean-Pol François will lead this effort, which will likely include changes to the 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* courses, as well as safety and instructor courses.  We intend to highlight the risks of squeezes, and to focus students on safe diving techniques and attitudes from their initial training in the sport.

Third, AIDA will implement an online incident reporting system, in order to track accidents and aggregate data, so we can learn from less serious incidents and prevent more serious ones from happening.  Funding for this project (€5000) was included in the 2014 budget, and we hope to have this system operational by the start of the diving season in the northern hemisphere (by May or before).

For AIDA to implement these changes successfully, we will need the support of the Assembly, as well as AIDA Nationals, judges, instructors and organizers.  Changes to Rules and procedures are important, as are changes in education, but to prevent further serious accidents it is equally important to have judges, instructors, athletes and organizers adopt those changes, and focus on a culture of safety for competitive freediving.




Din motive obiective a trebuit sa aman organizarea primelor cursuri anul acesta insa voi face cel putin un curs introductiv asa cum mi-am propus si in 2013.

In functie de numarul final de participanti va fi o grupa sau doua. In principiu, sesiunile de bazin si teorie se vor face in Bucuresti in august iar adancimea la Marea Neagra (perioada 25-31 august) sau Grecia .

Acum, cateva detalii importante despre curs. Exista 4 componente importante la cursul AIDA Freediver **, la toate trebuie sa participati integral, atat in Bucuresti cat si la Marea Neagra
cursul consta in urmatoarele sesiuni:
teorie,  1-2 sesiuni – acestea vor avea loc in Bucuresti, in ziua de marti si joi, pe data de 6 si sau 7 august 2013. Locatia este Str. Popa Savu 51, de la ora 17.30. Sesiunea/sesiunile de teorie vor fi urmate de sesiuni de bazin la Tineretului. Sesiunile se pot organiza si in saptamana 19-23 august, pentru cine nu poate veni saptamana viitoare. Materialele de curs le veti primi la inceputul fiecarei sesiuni.
practica bazin, 2 sesiuni – apnee statica si apnee dinamica – ambele sesiuni vor avea loc in Bucuresti, la bazinul Tineretului (pe Kiseleff, intrarea se face insa dinspre nord, la capatul liniei de tramvai 41, prin parcarea clubului Player. fiecare sesiunie dureaza, cca 1-2 ore 19-20.00.
practica adancime – 3 sesiuni – apnee de adancime, la coarda (adancimi intre 6 si 12m pentru practica, 16-20m pentru examen). Toate sesiunile vor avea loc in perioada la Marea Neagra (sau Grecia). Voi fi la mare in perioada 23-25 si 30-31 august, cand putem face sesiunile de adancime, cel mai probabil in zona Costinesti sau Olimp. Cei care merg in Grecia vor putea da acolo adancimea si examenul.
examen practic si teoretic – in functie de performante, partea practica de bazin (static si dinamic) se poate face la Tineretului. Adancimea o vom putea face doar la mare. Cei care au indeplinit cerintele minime practice vor putea incheia cursul cu examenul teoretic.
Echipament propriu – trebuie sa aveti cel putin o masca de scufundari si o pereche de labe. Pentru adancime este nevoie si de snorkel, centura si lest, posibil si neopren.
Pentru detalii contacti-me pe email

Sergiu Serban

Instructor AIDA



Intalnirea anuala a comunitatii freediving-ului din Romania si prietenii are loc vineri 1 februarie 2013 la

El Comandante Primer

Tel.: 0729 733 042
Adresa: Str. Sfantul Stefan nr. 13

Sunteti cu totii invitati incepand cu ora 20.00 sa-i onoram pe cei care au avut rezultate bune anul trecut, sa cunoasteti comunitatea, sa facem planuri pentru anul acesta si sa sarbatorim cu un pahar din partea Freediving Romania, El Comandante Primer si Grolsch!



AIDA Romania a ajuns la primul an de existenta! In 2012 am avut prima participare romaneasca la un Campionat Mondial de freediving, pe echipe si cateva participari individuale la competitii oficiale AIDA. Cateva recorduri nationale au fost imbunatatite o lista completa este prezentata in poster-ul aniversar.


AIDA Romania is one year old! In 2012 we had the first Romanian participation in a freediving World Championship, for teams as well as several individual participations in official AIDA competitions. Several National Records have been improved, a full list is presented in the anniversary poster.




Prima competitie de freediving din Bulgaria – Sofia Freediving Cup 2012 – a fost un real succes cu peste 30 de participanti din 5 tari printre care si un grup de 6 sportivi romani din partea AIDA Romania. Au fost stabilite 9          recorduri nationale printre care si un record romanesc la proba de apnee dinamica asistata (Dynamic with Fins – DYN) de 107m, record realizat, la prima competitie din cariera, de catre Adrian Lica – felicitari!

Rezultatele complete de la competitie pe puteti gasi pe pagina evenimentului - Sofia Freediving Cup 2012





Campionatul Mondial de Freediving pe echipe, Nisa 2012





Ieri, 9 septembrie 2012, a avut loc deschiderea oficiala a Campionatului Mondial AIDA 2012, eveniment la care participa si echipa Romaniei pentru prima oara in istorie.

Puteti sa urmariti sportivii nostri live pe site-ul oficial al competitiei:

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