Highest altitude freedive
Last updated: January 2, 2018 at 17:32 pm
5,914 m (19,403 ft) – Crater Lake, Licancabur Volcano (Chile / Bolivia). NASA geologist Dr. Nathalie Cabrol (USA) conducted freediving and scuba missions to collect biological samples during a scientific expedition in 2002.
4,720 m (15,486 ft) – On November 19, 2017, Lidija Lijić (Croatia) did a static (STA) breath-hold dive of 2 min 21 sec, and Vitomir Maričić (Croatia) did a static (STA) breath-hold dive of 3 min 28 sec in the Annapurna Ice Lake (Nepalese Himalayas). Water temperature was 2°C (35.5°F).
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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.