British Finswimming Assocation

British Finswimming Association LogoFinswimming is a competitive version of snorkelling and sub-aqua diving that is equivalent to swimming. There are two forms of finswimming; outdoor and pool. There are three pool versions; surface (speed snorkelling), apnea and immersion (speed sub-aqua diving). There are major differences between finswimming and the equivilant recreational version. All finswimming races are organised in much the same way that a swimming competitions are set up. The equipment, however, is very different from the recreational forms. Ordinary fins are replaced by Monofins and the side snorkel is replaced by a centre-mounted snorkel (see equipment).


Plymouth Octopush Club

Take the plunge and try out the next big thing in watersports at Central Park pool. Octopush, or underwater hockey, has made a big splash in the city, with swimmers of all ages donning their masks and snorkels to pass the puck.Octopush is based on field hockey, with two teams of six aiming to push the lead puck past their opponents along the bottom of the pool into the 'goal' or 'try line' gulley.


Angels of the Deep

Angels of the Deep LogoThe Angels are a UK based technical dive team dedicated to providing safety for the extreme sport of freediving. We are experienced at covering depths in excess of 80 metres. Our team are a mix of advanced nitrox, open circuit trimix and CCR divers. We have covered events both abroad and in the UK, including deep record attempts and National and International Championships. We work closely with the SaltFree club of freedivers and train as a safety team at the NDAC every month.


Freediving is a potentially dangerous activity. This website exists only to provide general information about freediving and does not constitute any form of instruction. Individuals interested in freediving are strongly encouraged to undertake a course with a qualified instructor and to never freedive alone. The BFA accepts no liability for injury or death resulting from the use of information on this website.