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Underwater Hockey

©Picture by Alison Collins


The contents of this presentation are based on real information. Undewater hockey is a sport currently being played in many countries around the world.

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underwater hockey
Underwater hockey
  • Originally called Octopush, Underwater hockey was started in 1954 by British diving clubs.
  • Sport in which fitness, swimming skills, and snorkeling skills are all improved by playing.
  • Non-contact sport. Incidental contact is allowed, but charging, holding, and obstructing are illegal.

About Underwater hockey

  • What is the purpose of the game?

It is to push or pass a lead puck along the bottom of the pool, by using an underwater hockey stick, into the opposing team’s goal.


How many people played a game?

  • Two teams of ten players.
  • Six players per team are in the water, with four substitutes on the deck.
  • Men and women can play in a mixed team, and in a single-sex side. Even when women are slightly less stronger than men, they usually are more skillful.


Ear protection




  • What personal equipment is used?
  • Mask, snorkel, mouth protection, ear protectors, fins, glove and a stick


more details of the game
More details of the game
  • General equipment:
  • The stick shall be made of wood, plywood or other homogeneous material that floats horizontally in the water.The edges must be rounded.
  • The puck is made of lead recovered by protective plastic covering with round edges. The puck shall weigh 1.3+ 0.2 kg.
  • The goal areas should be made of galvanised or stainless steel, with all sharp edges removed or protected.
more details of the game 2
More details of the game (2)
  • Fitness and subbing are important, as it is optimal to have 2/3 of the players in the water on the bottom at all times.
  • Individual dives are usually short, less than 30 seconds between breaths.
more details of the game 3
More details of the game (3)
  • How long does a game lasts?

Competition games consist of two halves, each

15 minutes long, with a 2 minute half-time for

teams to swap ends.

how many countries play underwater hockey
How many countries play Underwater hockey?
  • About 23 countries currently play underwater hockey, but day by day this sport is expanding its horizonts
  • Every two years a World Championship is played.
  • Next year the championship will be held in New Zealand
countries playing underwater hockey
Countries playing Underwater Hockey
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • USA
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hawaii
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan