Under ice (Constant weight)
Last updated: March 26, 2020 at 2:15 am
75.2 m (246.72 ft) — Ant Williams (New Zealand), Storskog Lake, Sør-Varanger, Norway, March 29, 2019. Total dive time: 2 min 40 sec. Ice thickness: 85 cm (33.5 in). Water temperature: 1°C (33.8°F)
“Feels fantastic to have finally achieved this radical goal. It didn’t feel easy though. It was a super challenging dive. The brutal cold and the darkness were far beyond anything I have experienced in the sport. It was a relief to be back at the surface.” — Ant Williams after his first record dive.
UNOFFICIAL RECORD (Unverified)
76.7 m (251.6 ft) — Andrey Matveenko (Russia), White Sea, Russia, April 8, 2019. Total dive time: 2 min 23 sec. Water temperature: -1.9°C (28.6°F)
70.3 m (230.64 ft) — Ant Williams (New Zealand), Storskog Lake, Sør-Varanger, Norway, March 27, 2019. Total dive time: 2 min 29 sec. Ice thickness: 85 cm (33.5 in). Water temperature: 1°C (33.8°F)
65 m (213 ft) — Konstantin Novikov (Russia), geographic North Pole, April 13, 2015 (North Pole Freediving Challenge 2015). Total dive time: 2 min 12 sec.
Although this is the deepest breath-hold dive under ice, it is not the absolute record for the deepest dive by a human under ice [Freshwater | Ocean | CCR | Open-circuit].
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