South African Underwater Hockey Federation

Game Rules & Regulations

Game and Refereeing Rules

The SAUWHF adheres to the official International Underwater Hockey Rules & Regulations. The Official Game Rules are available in PDF format and define (with illustrations) a valid goal, the fouls and signals, and the dimensions of the playing area, sticks, and goals.

Volume 1 of 2

International rules for underwater hockey tournament regulations and playing area requirements.
Version 12.0
Last updated – November 2022

Volume 2 of 2

International rules for underwater hockey rules of play.
Version 12.00
Last Updated – November 2022

Anti Doping Rules and Guidelines

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport. WADA works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

Click here to visit the WADA Anti Doping web page for more information.

Prohibited List & TUE Application Form

The Prohibitd List is an International Standard identifying substances and methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition and in particular sports.

Please note that from 1st January 2015 the Beta-blockers are prohibited In-Competition only, in the following disciplines: in constant-weight apnoea with or without fins, dynamic apnoea with and without fins, free immersion apnoea, Jump Blue apnoea, spearfishing, static apnoea, target shooting and variable weight apnoea.