“South Africa’s Trevor Hutton, has broken the world free diving fresh water free immersion record at a depth of 66 meters.
Hutton broke the record on the 13th May 2001 at Lake Guinas, Namibia. The world record-breaking dive took the international diver two minutes and eleven seconds to complete.
Hutton is said to have progressed to free diving through his enthusiasm for scuba diving. Over the past three years he has been diving overseas, however, a local news report stated Hutton’s ambition was to break a world record on ‘home’ ground, proving to the rest of the world that South Africans can compete with international divers.