Sunday, July 14, 2024

AIDA World Depth Championships Day 3 – Gallardo, Rudman Claim Women’s Continental Records


Day 3 of the AIDA World Depth Championship freediving competition in Roatan, Honduras, saw two new women’s continental records broken in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline, along with another two national records.

The USA’s Enchante Gallardo shrugged off her yellow card in the Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) discipline on Day 1 with a Continental and National Record FIM dive to 90m/295ft.

South Africa’s Natalie Rudman claimed a Continental and National Record with her 71m/233ft dive.

France’s Marianna Gillespie successfully dove to 82m/269ft for a national record.

Turkey’s Sahika Ercumen earned a national record with a 90m/295ft dive. While happy about the result, she wrote on Instagram:

“It was the worst dive I’ve ever done. I had received 2 red cards in this category before and this is the most difficult category for me!”

And Taiwan’s Mia Hou successfully dove to 60m/197ft for a national record.

Honduras’s Ana Rivera was gunning for a 40m/131ft national record during the final dive of the day and successfully dove to that depth, but according to the live stream, drew a red card due to her airway dropping below the waterline during her post-dive protocol.

Full Day 3 – Women’s Free Immersion (FIM) – Results

The AIDA Website gives the results as follows:

AIDA World Championship 2022 Day 3 Results
AIDA World Championship 2022 Day 3 Results

Diveye Live Stream

Check out the live stream each day of the competition on the AIDA Youtube Channel. Diveye, the remote underwater filming drone, is onsite. The replay of Day 3 is below.

Day 4 will be the Men’s turn competing in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline. Keep checking back on for all the action and results at the 2022 AIDA Depth World Championships.

(Featured image credit: Daan Verhoeven)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.