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The Authentic Big Blue

2nd Acropolis Half Marathon

29 years after the famous "Big Blue" movie we dive again in the waters of Amorgos island in one unique event. Depth competition, Static competition, three training days, a parallel gastronomy festival and many other acitvities will enrich this great experience.  

Welcome

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Welcome to the Authentic Big Blue diving event and live the experience of diving in the big blue waters of Amorgos Island. 


What:
Depth competition: The competition will be based off a boat permanently moored 0.5 miles offshore in a water depth of 150 metres.  The trip from the Agia Anna beachfront to the moored boat takes 5 minutes.

Static competition: in an official competition pool for STA placed at the Aqua Petra Hotel. 
Training days and many parallel activities

Where:

Main event venue is Agia Anna beachfront and the waters where the famous Big Blue movie was produced.  
The Aqua Petra Hotel is the venue of the static competition while  several locations in Amorgos island will offer relevant activities.

When:
The Authentic Big Blue event will take place from the 17th to the 25th of September.

Why:

It is a unique opportunity to dive in the waters where an emblematic movie of the diving community was produced.  An a great oppotunity to enjoy Amorgos island at maybe the best time of the year.

How:

Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences:
We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Amorgos and your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Amorgos and the surround area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Amorgos and of course we will run with you!

For more information and any further questions please call: +30 6975 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy dives!

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Photo by Alexandros Chadiaris

Event Date:

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16 - 17 September


18 September
Official Competition Day CWT/FIM/CNF
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Competition (Agia Anna beachfront)
09:00 First OT
17:00 Provisional Result Announcement at Race Officeand 15min Protest Time
18:30 Final Result Announcement
14:00-19:00 Announcements for next day

19 September
Training Day
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Training (CWT/FIM/CNF)
17:00-20:00 Static Competition in Aqua Petra Hotel
14:00-19:00 Announcements for next day

20 September
Official Competition Day CWT/FIM/CNF
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Competition (Agia Anna beachfront)
09:00 First OT
17:00 Provisional Result Announcement at Race Officeand 15min Protest Time
18:30 Final Result Announcement
14:00-19:00 Announcements for next day

21 September
Training Day CWT/FIM/CNF
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Training (CWT/FIM/CNF)
14:00-19:00 Announcements for next day

22 September
Official Competition Day CWT/FIM/CNF
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Competition (Agia Anna beachfront)
09:00 First OT
17:00 Provisional Result Announcement at Race Officeand 15min Protest Time
18:30 Final Result Announcement
14:00-19:00 Announcements for next day

23 September
Official Competition Day CWT/FIM/CNF
08:00 Athlete Departure for Depth Competition (Agia Anna beachfront)
09:00 First OT
17:00 Provisional Result Announcement at Race Officeand 15min Protest Time
18:30 Final Result Announcement
19:00 Awards – Party

24 September
Departure Day



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Depth competition:

The competition will be based off a boat permanently moored 0.5 miles offshore in a water depth of 150 metres. The trip from the Agia Anna beachfront to the moored boat takes 5 minutes.
One or two non-motorized counter-ballast systems will be used for the main dive lines, capable of lifting divers in case of emergency.
Two high resolution sonars will operate on the platform and the dive boat, giving detailed real time information on a diver’s progress.
3-6 warm-up lines will be available. The 2017 ABB safety team comprises of experienced and specifically trained competition safety divers, with an extensive background of safety diving in AIDA depth competitions.
Our experienced setup and crew have been used since the 2005 AIDA Hellas Depth Championships



Static competition:
The official competition pool for STA will be at the Aqua Petra Hotel. The venue includes changing room facilities, other amenities and appropriate medical facilities. Water temperature is expected to be around 25°-27°C. All transfers to and from the pool will be provided on specially chartered buses.



Medical protocols:
A fully equipped health center with an ER is located in the Chora of Amorgos, 10 minutes from our dive location, via rapid evacuation boat.
Throughout the competition, Medical Staff and Lifeguards will be available on location to assist in case of serious incident.
Evacuation will be to Agia Anna beachfront, approximately 5 minutes from the dive location, were a fully equipped ambulance will be on standby for transfer to the Amorgos’ Health Center (approximately a 10 minute drive from the beachfront).
O2 will be available for and decompression O2 will be available on the dive location for athletes who wish to use it. A dry area boat will be available for athletes wishing to warm-up dry.

The Big Blue diving plan: from €250 » BOOK NOW

The Big Blue diving plan is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Amorgos on their own. It includes
- Ferry ticket to and from the island
- participation in training and competition events between 18-24 September
event t-shirt
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- transfers to and from the hotel to the pool at Aegialis Hotel and Spa on days of scheduled training or competition

If you really want to feel the Big Ble experience, we are here to support you!


 

The Big Blue Experience: from €495 » BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want enjoy Amorgos and live the Big Blue experience at its fullest. 
- Ferry ticket to and from the island
- Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
- participation in training and competition events between 18-24 September
event t-shirt
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- transfers to and from the hotel to the pool at Aegialis Hotel and Spa on days of scheduled training or competition
- Special RunninGreece participation pack with products of our sponsors

If you really want to feel the Big Ble experience, we are here to support you!



The Big Blue Moments: from €190 » BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want enjoy Amorgos and live the Big Blue experience at its fullest. 
- Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
- participation in a single race of training dive between 18-24 September
- event t-shirt
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- transfers to and from the hotel to the pool at Aegialis Hotel and Spa on days of scheduled training or competition
- Special RunninGreece participation pack with products of our sponsors

If you really want to feel the Big Ble experience, we are here to support you!


 

Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

Please tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Amorgos, what other places you wish to visit and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Amorgos.


 

Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

If you are a group of people, please tell us all your requirements, how many of you are running, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you and your company! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Amorgos.

Location information


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Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Located near Naxos and Ios, on the southern side of the Cyclades, this island amazes visitors with its natural beauty, traditional architecture and fabulous beaches. Its virgin beauty inspired the filmmaker Luc Besson to shoot scenes of the movie The Big Blue in the beach of Agia Anna. The landscape of Amorgos Island (33 km long, with a width of 1.5 km – 6km) is a mix of stunning mountains, soaring rock cliffs, cultivated mountain areas, along with scenic bays and beautiful beaches lapped by crystal clear water.

Amorgos is also known as Yperia, Patagy, or Platagy, Pagali, Psichia and Karkisia. A long human presence on the island (since 5th millenium BC) has left many monuments and settlements behind, all of them characterized by sites of spectacular beauty. The famous monastery of Hozoviotissa is one of the most unforgettable sites of the Aegean, constructed on the slopes of a rock face with spectacular views.

The island is connected with Amorgos via the port of Piraeus on the mainland and has ferry connections with the islands of Crete, Naxos, Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea.
The two ports on Amorgos where the ferries come in are Katapola and Aegiali (changes on even and odd days). The journey from Piraeus to one of these ports takes 7.5 hours, and the closest port to Amorgos’ Chora is Katapola.Please note the ferries arrive at 02:00 hours and depart at 06:00 hours. 

What to do

A travel to Amorgos is a chance to explore an authentic Cycladic island that maintains much of its original character and pristine natural beauty.

The Authentic Big Blue official supporters FindinGreece offer a range of activities and tours that you can enjoy during your stay.

 

While on Amorgos you can:



 

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