How To Play

Underwater Rugby is an exciting sport involving strategy, skill and fitness. The sport is relatively low-impact (tackling happens underwater only), a good cross-training activity and offers an interesting break from other traditional sports.

It is played underwater in a pool with a depth of 3.5m to 5m and goals (heavy metal baskets/buckets with a diameter of about 40 cm) at the bottom of the pool. Two teams (blue and white), each with six players (plus six substitutes), try to score a goal by sending the slightly negatively buoyant ball into the opponents’ goal. It is a fast and fun game with lots of underwater action. Tackling your opponent underwater is allowed as long as they have procession of the ball. 

The saltwater-filled ball may be passed in any direction but must not leave the water. It “flies” about 2m or 3m before water resistance stops it. This makes good tactics and good (three-dimensional) positioning essential.