Thursday, July 25, 2024

Alexey Molchanov Sets New Under-Ice Freediving Record

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Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov has added a new world record to his collection, diving 80 meters (262 feet) below the ice in Lake Baikal in Siberia.

RT quoted him as saying post-dive:

“For me, freediving is not just a job or hobby, but a life’s work, and I am glad to have this new opportunity to share this amazing sport with as large an audience as possible. This is not even just a sport, but a way to learn how to manage your psychological state.”

His feat — monitored by an AIDA judge — marks the deepest dive in cold water. In 2018, Molchanov dove to 130 meters (426.5 feet) in the warm waters of the Bahamas.

(Image credit: Alexey Molchanov/Instagram)

 

SourceRT.com
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

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