Welcome to the Australian Freediving Association (AFA) website

AFA is a not for profit organization dedicated to the sport of freediving and is Australia's official AIDA representative. The International Association for the Development of Apnea (AIDA) is the worldwide federation for breath hold diving. AFA is responsible for sanctioning all competitive freediving within Australia and recognition of all Australian National Records. We promote recreational and competitive freediving, ratify records, maintain Australian rankings and work towards the promotion and growth of freediving in Australia. We are also responsible for team selection in freediving world championships.

The AFA's mission is to develop and support safe freediving in Australia. Remember that you should never dive without a competent buddy with you at all times, and you should always be a competent buddy. Freediving is a fun and easy sport to participate in, no matter what your age or skill level. It promotes increased lung capacity, better breathing, deeper levels of awareness and control over your body. To become a part of the AFA please visit our member page. We are working hard to provide you with more benefits every day. To find out more about freediving and the AFA please click on the following links

About Freediving

Freediving Safety

Australian Records

Freediving can be a potentially dangerous sport if done without proper instruction and use of correct buddy procedures. For safety it is essential that all freediving must be done with a competent buddy. The content on this site should not be used as instruction, it is only there for general information on the sport of freediving.No written information is a substitute for formal training. If you are interested in taking up freediving it is strongly suggested to do a freediving course or learn from an experienced freediver. The reader assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of the materials on this site. Remember to always dive with a buddy.