The Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition is held in Roatan every year at the end of May into the beginning of June. For one week, competitors from around the world come to West Bay Beach in Roatan to test their own limits and to consistently break records as they reach new depths on a single breath.
What is Freediving?
The sport of freediving pushes divers to swim to extreme depths on a single breath of air - that is, they do not use scuba equipment or any other breathing devices while swimming hundreds of feet down into the sea.
While there are many disciplines within freediving, in the Caribbean Cup in Roatan, divers compete in the Free Immersion (FIM), Constant Weight with Fins (CWT), and Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF) disciplines. The event complies with standards for competition and safety set by AIDA, the International Association for Development of Apnea, which is one of two global rule- and record-keeping bodies for freediving.
About the Caribbean Cup
The Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition was first held in Roatan in 2013. Since then, it has become one of the most important international freediving competitions, attracting championship competitors from countries all around the world. Known for its high-level safety teams and distinguished international judges, the Caribbean Cup has earned the respect of other international competitions in its first few years.
The Bay Islands of Honduras are recognized internationally as one of the premier locations for the sport of freediving. The name Honduras actually means great depth, which is obviously critical to the essence of freediving. Beyond that, Roatan is known for its calm waters and incredible visibility. West Bay Beach was selected as the location to host the annual event for its plethora of accommodations and activities located in the vicinity.
Take a look at this video made by the Roatan Travel Network during the 2015 Caribbean Cup to learn more about this amazing sport and our incredible annual event: