Italian freediver Andrea Zuccari recently set a new national No Limits record of 185 meters/607 feet in Sharm Al Shaikh, Egypt.

According to his Facebook page, Zuccari wanted to try to reach 200 meters, but problems with equalization and nitrogen narcosis kept him from formally attaining that goal.

As part of his training in the run-up to the attempt, Zuccari was able to increase his lung capacity from 6 liters/1.5 gallons to 7.5 liters/nearly 2 gallons.

During the week of August 21st to 28th, Zuccari made the dive to 185 meters three times, and although he wanted to go deeper, “the narcosis problem was still too strong.”

To find out more, check out Zuccari’s Facebook page here or watch the video of his dive below.

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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.

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