British freediver Harry Chamas has set a new national record in the No Limits freediving discipline in Kalamata, Greece, with a dive to 120 meters/394 feet.

On September 18, Chamas descended on a weighted sled running along a rope to a depth of 120 meters, under the supervision of a safety team. The sled incorporates a scuba air cylinder and a large air bag. On reaching the target depth, he inflated the air bag with air from the cylinder, which then rushed him to the surface.

Chamas said:

“As a coach, I believe in breaking diving down and mastering each aspect of freediving individually. This can be done by focusing on specific skills, the different stages of a dive or the mental processes that occur on a dive. I do the same with my own diving and this No Limits dive means I have experience of extreme depths before ever venturing there in the traditional disciplines. The dive itself was fantastic and I am honored to have had this moment in the depths of the ocean. I plan to spend the next few years exploring new questions about my physical and mental capabilities and reach 100+m in [Constant Weight] and [Free Immersion]. I would like to thank everyone I have spent time with in the water. I have learned something from everyone and I thank the whole team here at Freedive Club Greece, David Tranfield and the British Freediving Association.”

Harry Chamas Sets New British No Limits Freediving Record
Harry Chamas Sets New British No Limits Freediving Record

The previous British No Limits record of 101 meters/331 feet was set by Jim Lawless in 2010 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Chamas began freediving in Australia eight years ago and is a freediving coach. He set a national record last year in the Variable Weight (descent on weighted sled with ascent by finning or pulling on the rope to the surface) freediving discipline, reaching a depth of 105 meters/344 feet.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

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