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World Athletes to Enliven 'Sail Sabang Freediving Competition 2017'

BaliNews.xyz | Sail Sabang 2017 will truly become a world-class marine tourism attraction. In addition to hundreds of international yachter, the event which will take place on 28 November to 2 December 2017 is also certain to be followed by more than 40 international freediving athletes.

They will compete in the 2017 Freediving Competition, which is one part of Sabang Sail series 2017. Sail Sabang Freediving Competition 2017 will take place from 26 November to 1 December 2017 at Balohan Bay, Sabang.

This is a world-class freediving competition. The athletes will be invited to dive under the beautiful sea of ​​Sabang. The prize is unmitigated. Total reached Rp 200 million.

Freediving itself is a diving sport with only one breath, without the aid of tools. In contrast to Scuba Diving where tourists dive by using additional Scuba tools.

"In total there are 40 athletes from various countries who confirm this event, starting from Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Australia, Netherlands, USA, UK, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, Thailand, China and others," said Deputy of Development and Tourism Marketing Nusantara, Esthy Reko Astuti.

Of the dozens of athletes, including two athletes diver world record holder. The first is William Trubridge of New Zealand. The best notes are for Dynamic with Fins (DYN) reaching 237 meters, 102 meters of Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF), Dynamic Without Fins (DNF) 187 meters, Costant Weight (CWT) 121 meters, Free Immersion (FIM) 124 meters and Static Apnea (STA) 7 Minutes 29 sec.

Furthermore the second athlete world record holder in attendance is Alexey Molchanov of the Russian Federation. The best notes are for Dynamic with Fins (DYN) reaching 258 meters, Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF) 96 meters, Dynamic Without Fins (DNF) 195 meters, Costant Weight (CWT) 129 meters, Free Immersion (FIM) 124 meters and Static Apnea (STA) 8 Minutes 33 sec.

"Various awards and exciting surprises will be presented at the peak event on December 2," said Esthy.

Not only Freediving Competition, tourists especially underwater tour enthusiasts can also follow Sabang Underwater Photo Contest 2017. This competition invites the participants to explore the underwater beauty of Sabang, in five categories are contested.

Compact Wide Angle, Compact Macro, Wide Angle DSLR, DSLR Macro, People and Conservation and Freediving UW Photo. "The total prize also reached Rp 200 million by presenting five judges from international and national," added Esthy.

To participate in this competition the participants are free of charge or free. The participants can get information as well as registration at several dive operators in Sabang. Among them are Rubiah Tirta Divers, Dolphin Diving Center, The Pade Dive Resort, Moster Divers, Weh Dive Resorts Island and Iboih Dive Center. Also in Bubble Addict and Seagate. Registration is open until 28 November 2017.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said, Sail Sabang 2017 is an international maritime tourist attraction. This event will have an impact on tourism in Sabang, one of which revives a new business yacht or cruise ship with the route Phuket-Langkawi-Sabang.

"We have agreed to work together with marinas in Phuket and Langkawi," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Arief Yahya.

Arief said, his side constantly monitor related preparations to really make lovers of maritime tourism spilled in Sabang. Not only when the event was held, he continued, but after the implementation of Sabang Sail should be able to produce a portfolio or new business sheets based on marine tourism.

"Sabang Sail 2017 is a process of acceleration of world-class marine tourism, we continue to monitor the event so that the event is really as expected of the international-class marine tourism destination of Sabang Sail 2017 is the acceleration," said Minister Arief Yahya.

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