High-altitude dive [Highest]
Last updated: October 27, 2017 at 3:51 am
6,380 m (20,932 ft) — Unnamed crater lake on Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world, which borders Argentina and Chile. Dr. Ernő Tósoki (Hungary) made the dive with the support of mountaineer and partner Patricia Nagy on February 21, 2016. Max depth: 2 m (6.6 ft). Dive time: 10 min. The diving equipment was carried up the mountain on foot by the two-person team.
PREVIOUS RECORD: 5,913 m (19,400 ft) – Crater Lake, Licancabur Volcano (Chile / Bolivia). A team led by Johan Reinhard (USA) made 11 dives in 1982. Max depth: 6.10 m (20 ft).
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.