Sunday, April 21, 2024

CMAS Depth World Championship 2023 Day 4: Alexey Molchanov Nabs Third World Record


Russia’s Alexey Molchanov continued his run of dominance at the 2023 CMAS Depth World Championship in Roatan, Honduras, with a World Record dive in the Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) discipline.

Molchanov, competing under no flag due to his country’s invasion of Ukraine, dove to 124m/407ft for his third CMAS men’s world record during the competition.

France’s Abdelatif Alouach came in second place with his successful dive to 119m/390ft, and his countryman Arnaud Jerald nabbed the bronze with his dive to 118m/387ft.

Alenka Artnik Takes Women’s Gold

Slovenia’s Alenka Artnik took home the Women’s gold with her dive to 101m/331ft.

In a Facebook post, Artnik wrote:

“I would like to thank our mother nature for giving us great diving conditions. And I would like to dedicate this dive in a memory of a very special spirit of Lolita, also known as Tokitae. A female wild orca that had been in a captivity since 1970. She passed away in a tank a few days ago. She was to be released next year. Swim free girl #emptythetanks

Alenka Artnik Nabs Gold at CMAS Depth World Championship (Image via Facebook)
Alenka Artnik Nabs Gold at CMAS Depth World Championship (Image via Facebook)

France’s Marianna Gillespie earned silver with her dive to 100m/328ft and Turkey’s Sahika Ercumen nabbed the bronze — as well as a women’s Continental Record — with her dive to 91m/299ft.

More Continental Records

Ercumen wasn’t the only one to set a CMAS Continental Record. South Africa’s Talya Davidoff dove to 70m/230ft. On the Men’s side, Mexico’s Pepe Salcedo dove to 104m/341ft, beating his countryman Pedro Fernando Tapia Salinas who dove to 101m/331ft.

Check out the full results below.



John Liang
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.