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Fazza Freediving Championships 2023
March 6 - March 12
The Fazza Heritage Championships have become a global event which brings thousands of participants from different cultural backgrounds together to showcase their sporting skills in traditional disciplines. Under the direct patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, these championships receive enthusiastic participation not only in UAE but also across other countries worldwide making it an example for heritage being used as a platform that unites modern societies and civilizations.
The Fazza Championship for Freediving is a celebration of the culture and traditions rooted in the UAE, commemorating courageous divers that would bravely dive in treacherous waters to source precious pearls. These lifestyle-defining resources provided an invaluable income to many generations before us – inspiring this championship as homage to their legacy!
Fazza Championship for Freediving is an exciting challenge that has elements of conventional Static disciplines from AIDA and CMAS where athletes are trying to hold their breath for maximum time with additional unique rules. Divers have to pull themselves underwater and hold the rope at all times – no wetsuits, masks, nose clips allowed! To spice up the challenge even further there are no in water warm-up and a lack of surface protocol requirements. Usually the freediving competition is divided into three categories – the first one caters to professionals while participation in the second and third category is limited to UAE citizens and GCC nationals adults and juniors respectively.
Freediving UAE certainly played an important role in providing the initial infrastructure necessary to grow the freediving sport community here in the UAE. When the Fazza Freediving Championship began, Freediving UAE offered their full support in establishing safety and rescue procedures to help administer a successful first events.
Freediving fans had to wait an extra year for the Fazza Freediving Championship, as the 2022 edition was cancelled, but now have something to look forward to – the dates for Freediving 2023 have been announced! Taking place from the 6th until the 12th of March 2023, this long-awaited event most probably will follow the formula of previous years’ championships with a few days dedicated to training and qualifying rounds before the finals on the last day.
The Fazza Championship for Freediving is always an exciting event, based on recent years results 2023 edition looks especially achievable to new participants. So this competition promises to be a thrilling experience, with exciting prizes at stake.