To promote and advance Freediving throughout New Zealand for all existing, new and future participants and be the in-country representative of our International Body, AIDA.
FNZ will actively engage with our members to maximise the social, active recreation and competitive aspects of the sport. Endeavouring to ensure all are able to receive the best training and participate in opportunities so members can fulfil their objectives whilst being a guardian of the precious environment in which we all share.
FNZ, to the fullest extent possible, will engage and suppor with other stakeholders whose needs and purpose align with FNZ including water safety, fitness, wellbeing and the environment.
Freediving New Zealand is an incorporated society that was established in 2006 (originally AIDA NZ Inc) to support athletes who participate in freediving competitions in New Zealand and internationally. The organisation helps to promote the sport of freediving at the club level and provides guidance on safety. In order to maintain consistency and benchmark against international standards, Freediving New Zealand follows the rules of AIDA International and uses internationally qualified judges for competitions. This allows for our competitors to receive world rankings.
In addition to their other responsibilities, the board of Freediving New Zealand also works with AIDA International and other organizations such as NZUA to represent freedivers in discussions related to freediving and apnea safety. They also assist in selecting athletes to represent New Zealand for world championships, provide judges for club competitions, and host an annual national freediving competition.