Audrey Mestre Film “No Limits” Available Online

The ESPN documentary film “No Limits” that aired last night (23rd July 2013) has been made available online via Video Sharing site Vimeo.  See the 50 minute video above or directly on Vimeo.

What did you think of the film?  Tell us about it in the comments below or via the thread in the Forums.

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Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.


    • Why didn’t Audrey’s 1 (ridiculous) deep diver have a lift bag and tank to clip on to her and bring her to safety ???? Tonya Streeter had 16 divers ALL with lift bags and pony tanks to clip on to her. Audrey’s 1 deep diver was completely unable to help her … why didn’t he have a lift bag and a pony tank ???

      Pipin should be facing serious charges yet he continues to peddle his fitness bs in Florida … guy should be behind bars !!

  1. OMG – it still brings tears to my eyes… How could a husband be so negligent?? Tragic tragic, tragic loss.

  2. it was and remains his sin of hybris.

    when he couldn’t do enough he pushed her further instead.

    when they said it was safe no more, he decided he(she) could, and bent the rules.

    even when his wife died he refused to take the blame.

    “it’s the team’s fault”, he said.

    where i come from, if no one is to be responsible directly on a task, then it’s clearly the boss’s responsibility.

  3. it is a really sad story… as well it is easy to jump on conclusion… to my opinion there is no excuses with security. why that tank was empty? somebody as to leave with that deadly mistake…

    • If you read Serras’ book The Final Attempt, there is no jumping to conclusions, it is a detailed account of what happened and the growing doubts of someone who was there seeking to understand what happened and why.

      As stated in this documentary, Serras’ conclusion, that Pippin Ferraras intentionally left the pony tank empty in order to heroically rescue Mestre and, considering the rocks their marriage was hitting, put her in his debt, as well as balm for his ego as she surpassed his accomplishments, is the only explanation that makes sense.

      Not included in this film is Serras witnessing in the days before the record attempt, Pippin practicing his “bomber dive” and details of the multiple times Pippin was asked about the tank on dive day only to deflect and wave people off. Considering how many times he was asked, it’s extremely unlikely he forgot to fill the tank.

      Perhaps Pippin Ferraras isn’t a premeditated murderer, but he is at least guilty of manslaughter.

      • If Carlos Serra is telling the truth and does not have an alterior motif. Be careful believing everything Carlos Serra is writing.

  4. Whether it was deliberate or negligence it is a chilling story and a terrible waste of an exceptional life.

  5. Certainly a damned shame what happened to her and a tragic end to an exceptional life cut short.. the bottom line, Pipin wouldn’t even take responsibility for either his screw up or premeditated action that cost his wife her life… and only he knows for sure which one it was.. what a douchebag..

  6. I can only judge by what has been disclosed in this video. I’ve been a diver for 45 years and the one thing even for a sports diver knows is to always check and recheck your equipment before a dive. These were professionals and her husband was the boss therefore it’s his fault that all safety procedures were not followed. I agree that if he was asked if the pony bottle had been filled on more than one occasion and he said it was this just confirms his quilt. I will also say that this apparently was a shoe string budgeted operation and should not have been allowed to take place with out more safety divers in the water and medical professionals at the surface to assist in an emergency. Its sad and gives the sport a black eye only, AIDA records should only be recognized and the IFDA should be banned and her husbands records should be stripped.

  7. Why did the safety diver at 80 m not help? At 42min57s in the video, it seems that Audrey stayed at 90 m for a long time and there seems to be footage of this. Was the 80 m safety diver filming rather than actually doing safety?

  8. When I see pipin face when they asked him whose responsibility was to fill the tank,I can see how not comfortable he was and I can read “LIES” written in his face,the body language will betray you end of the day.If what Bill Stromberg said was true,this guy probably didn’t forget to fill the tank but he intentionally did it.A serious investigation MUST be done to give justice to her family and loved ones.

  9. When he was asked whose responsibility was to fill the tank,we can read ”LIES” on his face. Body language might betray you.A serious investigation must be done,this is at least the right of her family and loved ones.

  10. A mesmerizing tragedy. The collective pall of premonition on 10/12/02 was palpable. In celebration of Audrey – a truly incredible woman. Exceptionally gifted. Exotically beautiful. An amazing spirit. A net loss for humanity.

  11. Much gratitude for making possible the viewing of this fascinating & heartfelt, albeit consequential documentary. Upon my 1st ESPN viewing, & several subsequent times on still, I’m unable to think, or speak w/out accusatory or inflammatory statements regarding my notions of any perceived “mystery” surrounding THE final dive of 10-12-02. Beating a dead horse achieves nothing, but to NOT acknowledge myriad glaringly obvious & painful details leading to the tragedy- is a travesty itself, essentially validating a perpetuation of injustice.
    The denial, & deplorable accounts recalled by “FPF”- not only highlite his malace, but ultimately do this sport, & professional athletic disciplines of any kind, severe & far reaching disservice. To overlook the nightmare & circumstances of that fateful day, I believe, diminishes her essence & lure, her unwavering magnetism, her unbridled passion for the Sea…The film does right by illuminating AUDREY MESTRE’S MEMORY, in celebrating her painfully brief existence.

  12. Pipin … at the very least should be the subject of a murder / manslaughter investigation. Everything else is irrelevant – there was ZERO air in the lift bag tank which he was in charge of. Air in the tank and she lives. After that we can begin to look at why more safety wasn’t put into place .. I mean 2 safety divers (ridiculous) and no paramedic on the support vessel = complete negligence. Tanya Streeter had 16 divers ALL with lift bags that could save her life … Audrey had 2 divers – NONE with lift bags !!! This guy is still around in Florida making a living off of his diving … in reality he should be behind bars for the rest of his life !!! If law enforcement doesn’t step in then run him out of town and back to where he came from !!

  13. Unbelievable! Such a beautiful life simply cut short! I believe that Pippin wanted to “rescue” Audrey and appear ‘The Hero’.. Everything is showing on Audrey’s face as she goes to the ocean- to her death.. It’s like she almost knew! And why did Tonya Streeter deserve and GET better security measures in place? (Maybe because she has a husband who TRULY loves her!!) where was the ‘pony-bag’ that could have rescued Audrey? a heart breaking story.. Someday Pippin will face Audrey again AND his maker and have to answer to someone at least!