Canadian freediver William Winram is on top of the world — or as the case may be at the bottom of the ocean. Today Mr. Winram (perhaps best known for his work to reframe & repair the repuations of sharks) set a new World Record in the freediving discipline of Variable Weight (VWT) at the Sharm Club […]
Herbert Nitsch, who nearly lost his life during a world record attempt on 6th June 2012, has spoken publicly on social media sites about the fateful day in June last year and his recovery since. His full statement is below. “On June 6, 2012, I almost lost my life while pursuing a new world record. […]
Nearly one year ago Herbert Nitsch attempted to improve upon his own World Record in the the sled category of No-Limits. On June 6th 2012 NItsch was hoping to take his own existing record of 214 meters down to 244 meters. Despite painstaking preparation, on that early summer afternoon off the Greek island of Santorini, […]
Herbert Nitsch’s final dive, in an attempt to reach 800ft / 244m in a No Limits Freedive, was broadcast on CBS 60 Minutes Sport on March 6th 2013. During the interview Nitsch acknowledges that “I knew I shouldn’t have done it”. You can see the trailer below and via the CBS 60 Minutes Sport site.
On the 6th June 2012 Austrian Freediver Herbert Nitsch descended into the sea off Santorini (Greece) to attempt an 800ft / 244m No Limits Dive. Since then he has been silent on both what exactly happened and his current condition. In the last few days various interviews (Red Bull | Krone) with Herbert have started to […]
After weeks of silence on Herbert Nitsch’s condition after being rushed to hospital for treatment once he surfaced from his Freediving World Record Attempt at No-Limits (NLT) on June 6th 2012, Gerhard Nitsch (Herbert’s Father) has posted online a statement on his son’s health. The last official statement from Nitsch’s management team was on 19th […]
Following on from rumours that actor Jason Statham is going to play Pipin Ferreras in the movie version of “The Dive”, a picture has surfaced online that seems to indicate Pipin is going to go for a new World Record in No Limits (NLT) Freediving. No Limits is the discipline of Freediving where a diver […]
Herbert Nitsch’s management have issued an official statement on his recent 800ft / 244m No-Limits (NLT) world record attempt dive that ended with him being air-lifted to a decompression chamber in Athens, Greece. It has been confirmed that Herbert hit his target depth of 800ft / 244m during his dive and re-ascended without any technical […]