Underwater hockey is a fast moving team sport. There are six players a side, with 4 substitutes and it is played with mask, snorkel and fins. Small bats are used – one team black, the other white. Players then flick or pass a puck along the deep end of the pool, usually at a depth of 2 metres +. The aim of teams is to advance the puck (similar to an ice hockey puck, and weighing 1.5kg) across the bottom of the pool to attempt to score in each others “goal trays” located at each end of the “court”. Strategy is similar to many other team sports such as soccer and field hockey, except for the 3rd dimension of playing underwater. An excellent, fast moving and breathless game – plus an excellent way to get fit.
From the AUF Article – About Underwater Hockey.
Download this comprehensive document Introduction to Underwater Hockey by Lena Plambeck.
See this great video of Underwater Hockey filmed at Chandler in Brisbane for Queensland Underwater Hockey and shown on Totally Wild.