Deepest altitude dive [Women]
Last updated: August 21, 2017 at 13:49 pm
221 m (725 ft) – Verna van Schaik (South Africa), Boesmansgat, South Africa, October 25, 2004. Altitude: 1,500 m (4,921 ft) (Corrected depth: 261 m / 856 ft). Time to descend: 12 min. Total decompression time: 5 hours, 27 min. The record dive required 40 decompression stops.
Verna van Schaik official website
Guinness World Records
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