Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New deep dive record of 330m set

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Just weeks after South African Nuno Gomes set a new world record on open circuit scuba to a depth of 318m in the Egyptian Red Sea, French technical diver, Pascal Bernabe, surpassed the record by setting a new world record for deep diving with a depth of 330m.

Bernabe broke the record in Corsica on open circuit scuba, with a descent time of less than ten minutes and a total time of 529 minutes for decompression.

The world record dive was the 41-year-old’s fifth attempt at breaking the open circuit deep diving record, which he spent three years preparing for. Dive manufacturer Ralf Tech sponsored the event, which involved a dive support team of thirty team members and 12 support divers.

The experienced deep diver completed the dive on trimix, carrying a total of seven cylinders. In addition, 20 cylinders of various gas blends were also placed on three decompression lines.

Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of DeeperBlue.com. He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.

1 COMMENT

  1. Cliff, your story is fascinating. I do wish that you could have gone into a little more detail. How did they plan for it? How were they able to assess the risk before making such a dive? Were there any near mishaps?

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