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General

The 2nd Authentic Big Blue West - The Ionian Sea Edition hosts CMAS World Cup 2024. It is co-organized with the Municipalities of Xiromero, Lefkada, Meganisi, Aktio -Vonitsa, the Regional Unions of Western Greece and of the Ionian Islands.

Location: The competition will take place in the area between the village of Mytikas, Kalamos island, Meganisi and Paleros.
Dates: Competition: September 2 - 7 2024, Training: August 26 - 31 2024
Under the auspice and with the approval of : CMAS / Greek U/W Federation (EOYDA)
Weather conditions: Based on past experience, during the proposed dates we expect the sea conditions to be favorable! The water’s surface temperature is around 26-27 C, the visibility 25-30m, no currents and very calm sea specially in the morning.


Competition’s info

The diving spot and the competition’s set up is approximately two miles (6-7 minutes) off the coast. The depth is 150m. Myticas village will be the base, hosting the tournament’s main office. The speed boat which will transfer the athletes will depart from there.

Competition’s set up:

  • Counter ballast system
  • Sonar
  • Scooter safety
  • Four safety divers for main line, one for each warm up line
  • Evacuation speed boat (present also during training days)
  • Doctor and full rescue equipment, O2, etc..
All safety divers are trained and experienced and have worked in numerous competitions in Greece,world championships and tournaments.

Technical director

Dimitris Koumoulos
  • BSc Sport Science - National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Freediving Instructor: CMAS** , Apnea Academy , SSI,AIDA International
  • EFR (Emergency First Response) Instructor
  • Organizer of several freediving competitions (pool & sea ) in Greece.
  • +30 6944 312 419 (What’s up / Viber)

Medical Assistance

A speed boat with mr George Hatzigeorgiou (Onassis cardiac surgery center cardiologist) will attend the venue every day of the competition, ready to offer first aid and fast transport to the beach of Mytikas. There will be an ambulance and within three minutes can reach the fully equipped health center of Mytikas.


Awards and Prizes

  • The athletes who will emerge first in the overall categories have the right to participate for free in the next event
  • Hand made medals for the 3 winners (male and female) in each category (CWT - CWTBF - CNF - FIM).
  • 250 euros money prize for each category’s winner

Support Group

Vasilis Soulas, Giannis Pavelis, Giannis Papanikolas

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