Thursday, November 30, 2023
FreedivingAlenka Artnik Smashes Current World Record With 111m Dive

Alenka Artnik Smashes Current World Record With 111m Dive


In the third day of competition at the 2019 Caribbean Cup in Roatan, Honduras – Alenka Artnik rose to the very top of the world by free-falling to the bottom of the ocean.

In a dive time of 3min 31secs, the Slovenian freediver became the world’s deepest self-propelled female ever as she successfully completed a dive under Constant Weight (CWT), using a monofin, to a depth of 111m.  This is 4m deeper than the previous record.

It is the most rewarding day in my sports career!” shared Alenka, “My feelings go beyond happiness.”

Alenka Artnik on her way to a World Record (photo by Alex St. Jean)
Alenka Artnik on her way to a World Record (photo by Alex St. Jean)

With this 111m performance, Artnik cements herself in the history books by not only smashing any previous CMAS and AIDA depth records but by also being the first woman in history to dive past 110+ in a competition.

Whilst the competition has both CMAS and AIDA federation judges in attendance, this World Record has been judged and ratified by CMAS as Artnik was diving off the CMAS platform.

Hearty congratulations to Alenka Artnik on this simply incredible achievement!

Feature photo courtesy of Laura Babahekian

Francesca Koe
Francesca Koe
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.