Today consistent focus, training and dedication paid off for Brazil’s premiere mermaid.
Carolina Schrappe of Curitiba, from the Brazilian state of Paraná, set a new South American Continental record in the freediving discipline of Variable Weight (VWT).
facial immersion
Kicking off the Bonaire Deepsea Challenge, Carol Schrappe demonstrated her steely focus as she descended a whopping -95 meters down into the sea and then displayed her sheer physical prowess by powering herself back-up to the surface using only a mono-fin. Upon her return Schrappe was greeted by a much-anticipated white card, bestowed upon her by Venezulean judge Gaby Contreras, who was there to observe as an official of AIDA over the performance.
celebrating the white card

I got it!!!” exclaimed Carol,“I’m very happy to have succeeded in my goal of setting a new record for all of South America – Variable Ballast 95m! I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way with so much support.”

Carolina’s round-trip dive took two minutes and :22 seconds to complete. Her “fin”-tastic accomplishment dive sets an optimistic tone for the rest of the nine day competition organized by champion freediver Carlos Coste.
gaby and carol

“Thank you Carlos Coste for all your guidance! Your experience, patience and knowledge made me feel so much more confident! I love it when I can overcome and evolve, both as a diver and as a person.” beamed Carol.

Watch a video of her amazing record-setting VWT dive here below:

Deeperblue heartily congratulates Carolina Schrappe on this inspiring performance and for smashing the Continental Record for South America in variable weight.

(photos and video courtesy of Den GC)


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