Welcome to the British Freediving Association Website

The British Freediving Association (BFA) is the UK governing body of the international freediving organization AIDA. We promote recreational and competitive freediving, ratify freediving records, and sponsor events for our members.


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To sign in as an existing member, or to become a member of the British Freediving Association, simply click here 

Membership costs just £20 per year, with a one off joining fee of £5. If you renew within 3 months of your previous membership expiring, you won’t have to pay the joining fee again so make sure you renew as soon as you can!

You will receive an e-card as proof of your membership. All memberships expire on the 31st Dec so make sure you get in early to make the most of your benefits! Any joiners in November or December will have their membership rolled over until the December of the following year.

Membership Benefits

    • Help to find a training buddy
    • Information about courses and training workshops to further your freediving knowledge and safe practice.
    • You are eligible to gain ranked points at AIDA competitions and make British record attempts
    • Information on events taking place
    • The chance to qualify for the world championships events.

 Organiser Benefits

    • Help in setting up events and press support. Please see our grant application process for more details.

Click here to join now and discover freediving!


The 2019 British Freediving National Champions

Alex Atkins & Alice Hickson!   At the end of each year, the British Freediving Association recognises their National Freediving Champions.  They are the male and female freediving athletes who have garnered the most competition points throughout the year.  In order to achieve this accolade, it helps to compete in as many of the competitions disciplines as …

British National Records set in the new Depth Discipline Constant Weight Bi-Fins by Dean Chaouche & Helena Bourdillon!

British freedivers Dean Chaouche and Helena Bourdillon have set new national records of 98m and 75m respectively, in the constant weight bi-fins (CWTB) depth category.  The discipline has been recently recognised by AIDA International, whereby a diver descends using only bi-fins as propulsion. Dean and Helena are the first UK athletes to set records in this discipline. This …