Octopush (Underwater Hockey) is a sport like no other. Two teams of 6 battle underwater to flick, push and manoeuvre a puck into their opponents’ goal, all while holding their breath.

The sport was started by divers in Southsea in 1954, to maintain their fitness levels. Last year, the World Championship in Hungary was the largest in its history; 5 continents, 17 countries, 68 teams, more than 900 athletes represented. The finals were a parade of victory for the New Zealanders.

 

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