Breaking news coming out of Dominica today as Colombian Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe can add the title of World Record Holder to her resume as she set a new CMAS Freediving World Record of 83.1m in Bi-Fins Constant Weight!
The dive was completed in 2min 43sec and was set as part of the Dominica Dive Fest – the longest running scuba dive and watersport festival in the Caribbean.
Sofía was over the moon at her dive and had this to say to DeeperBlue.com:
“I am really happy that I made the dive, I was kind of nervous this morning but I used everything that [my coach] Johnny told me to use, to focus that energy on the dive and keep me present, happy and strong. I’m really really happy! “
Jonathan Sunnex, her partner, and coach had this to say:
“We would like to thank – The Blue Element safety, medical and media team (you know who you are!), Fundacion Sofia Perez de Soto, BBVA, Suunto, Alchemy, and Oceaner. Also Buddy Dive Dominica and their fantastic crew for providing boating logistics and the Dominica Watersports Association for organizing the annual Dominica Divefest and providing their support. We would also like to thank all of the local people of Soufriere/Scott’s Head and Dominica who have gotten behind us and welcomed us into their beautiful country.”
Not only is this a World Record but Sofía is the first Colombian to hold a Freediving World Record.
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.
Photos courtesy of Kalindi Wijsmuller