After a week of training, the competition has eventually began with ideal conditions; a very pleasant 25m+ visibility, minimal current and flat, warm blue seas. It was an early start, with competitors, silhouetted by the sunrise, entering the competition area on local outrigger style longboats.
With many experiencing their first national competition, the most experienced athletes lead the way into the depths. With some very impressive numbers beginning to show on the score cards, albeit very small yellow card penalties (a yellow card means a nominated depth is not achieved and a deduction is made from the score- impressive all the same) the morning drew out some personal bests, a new Indonesian National Record, and some very impressive scores to start the fledgling competitors careers.
To have a look at the official scoresheet so far and to follow the progress of the competition; have a look at https://www.facebook.com/200820473314635/photos/a.414669415263072.97729.200820473314635/951986994864642/?type=1&theatre