Who holds the world record for the deepest dive on one breath of air and how far did the person dive?
#43041. Asked by supermary345. (Jan 05 04 3:27 PM)
Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras broke his own world record for "no-limits" free diving today, October 13, 2003 , descending 170m into Los Cabos Bay in Mexico on just one breath of air.|
The historic dive took about two minutes and 40 seconds and saw Ferreras plummet to record-depth using a weighted sled, then rocket back up to the surface when his air tanks inflated.
Decompression wasn't needed because he didn't breathe in any air during the dive.
Ferreras, who was born in Cuba but lives in Miami, founded the International Association of Free Divers. He set the previous record of 162m in January 2000.
Today marked the one-year anniversary of the death of his wife, 28-year-old, French-born Audrey Mestre, who died after plunging into deep waters near La Romana, Dominican Republic with a target depth of 171m which tragically she achieved.
HOWEVER, Frenchman Loic Leferme has plunged to a depth of 162 meters unassisted reclaiming a world record in free diving for a fourth time.
He remained under water for 3 minutes, 35 seconds as he surpassed the 160-metre record mark set by Briton Tanya Streeter in August.
Tanya Streeter dived down to a depth of 160metres (525ft) riding on a weighted sled, then pulled and kicked her way to the surface after spending three minutes and 38 seconds underwater on a single breath.
Given apparent different parameters of descent and ascent Tanya potentially holds the record since her breath was held longer than the others.
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