Just two days after Colombian Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe set a new CMAS Freediving World record by diving 83m in the Constant Weight Bi-Fins discipline, she has furthered her grasp on the record by diving to 84m today.
Sofía had this to say exclusively to DeeperBlue.com:
“Today I wasn’t feeling nervous as I already had the world record and today was just about enjoying the dive. I went into the water just thinking about enjoying the dive, no matter what happens. It made me enjoy every second of the dive. It also started raining before the dive which helped to relax me as I tend to get more nervous when everything is too perfect!”
The dive was completed as part of the Dominican Dive Fest and was made doubly special as Sofia is the first Colombian to hold a Freediving World Record.
Sofía wanted to compliment her new Alchemy V3 Bi-Fins which she chose for the World Record attempts because “they have the best performance you can ask for in a pair of fins”.
The previous CMAS World Record was held by Alenka Artnik from Slovenia at a depth of 82m set during the CMAS World Championship in Kas Turkey, 2016.
You can see the story behind Sofia’s first record dive below:
Photos courtesy of Kalindi Wijsmuller