Sport undertaken in the water are not ususual, for example the olympic sport of swimming. There is also a surprising number of sports that are played under the water. Some are above ground sports that have been modified for the sub-aquatic environment, while others are water based activiteis that have been made into sports.
List of Underwater Sports
- Underwater Football — played in a swimming pool with snorkeling equipment, the aim is to maneuver a slightly negatively buoyant ball underwater (by carrying and passing) from one side of a pool to the other. Scoring is achieved by placing the ball in the gutter on the side of the pool.
- Underwater Hockey — two teams of six push a puck along the bottom of a swimming pool. (also known as 'Octopush' or Water Hockey).
- Underwater Ice Hockey — A variation of Ice Hockey played upside-down underneath frozen pools or ponds. Participants wear snorkeling equipment and wet suits and use the underside of the frozen surface as the playing area for a floating puck (also called sub-aqua ice hockey).
- Underwater Orienteering — individual and team events in which competitors wearing scuba diving equipment swim an underwater course following a route marked on a map prepared by the competition organizers, using a compass and a counter meter to measure the distance covered.
- Underwater Photography — teams of competitors using using scuba gear and using a digital underwater camera dive and photograph the same saltwater ocean sites at the same time over a two-day period, with the submitted digital images assessed to find the winner.
- Underwater Rugby — two teams compete for a slightly negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) and score by placing it into the opponents' goal (heavy metal bucket) at the bottom of a swimming pool.
- Underwater Target Shooting — competitors free dive in a swimming pool, using spearguns to fire at targets.
- Aquathlon (Underwater Wrestling) — an underwater sport where two competitors wearing masks and fins wrestle underwater in an attempt to remove a ribbon from each other's ankle band.
- Freediving — underwater diving which completely relies on the diver’s capability to hold its breath.
- Finswimming — an underwater swimming sport where athletes race against each other while wearing breathing apparatus.
- Sport Diving — aspects of scuba diving are performed in a swimming pool.
- Plunge for Distance at the past Olympics
- Underwater Swimming at the Olympic Games
- Other other extreme - air sports!
- List of All Sports