AFA National Depth Competition: Day 3

Chris Kim; Battling his way to the base plate

Chris Kim; Battling his way to the base plate

There was definitely a different mood on the ocean this morning; a brooding expectation, an anticipation that the divers only had one last dive and the pressure to perform was definitely on the increase. Anticipation can play tricks in your mind, and it's not an easy thing to shake. For competitors, the excitement and expectation can switch from positive to negative very quickly. We saw some incredible athletes compete this morning, and no-one could say we weren't in the company of some of the worlds best. There were a couple of dives that seemed to really lift the spirits of all who were there, a true testimony to what a supportive and amazing group of individuals were at the meet. When Chris Kim, who began incredibly buoyant in his no fins attempt, managed to battle through to negative bouyancy, take the tag and return to complete surface protocol successfully, I have never been more amazed with a dive or the support from everyone who witnessed it. There was as much determination in that performance than any dive to much deeper depths! Well Done!

Amber grabbed a tag DNS

Amber grabbed a tag DNS

Congratulations to all who competed, there were some amazing moments as pb's were recognised. Looking forward to the celebrations later tonight. 

Again, here are some of the highlights from the day.

Returning to the surface with safety divers on close watch, Chris completed an amazing dive