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New Zealand Freediver Dave Mullins equals WR


Wellington Freediver Dave Mullins has yetagain, put his name next to another Freediving World Record in an amazing diveof 213m in front of International judges.

Mullins record dive involved him swimmingunderwater on a single breath of air a total of 8 and a half times of the 25mpool using a modified breaststroke style stroke and kick. Mullins, who recountsthe dive as “slow and controlled” completed the dive in 4:03 seconds.

“The dive was reasonably comfortable,and despite having the urge to breath from around the 50m mark, which did easeoff around 125m, the dive was very controlled. While knowing that I could havepushed the distance out another 10m I made the decision to come up to ensure mylimits were not pushed too far, I wasn’t aware at that stage that I was righton the World Record” said a jubilant Mullins who now has a total of 3World Records to his name.

Grant Graves, International A Grade Judge,who has been brought over to New Zealand for the Wellington Winter Champs toofficiate the world record dives commented on the dive today by Mullins”another amazing performance from Dave, and I am more than certain thatthere is plenty more to come”

Last September Mullins, who is sponsored byCressi smashed the existing “Dynamic Apnea” freediving world recordstwice in an event held in Wellington and also holds a spearfishing worldrecord, achieved 4 years ago when he landed a 156kg Striped Marlin.

Mullins is due to leave for Egypt in 2 weekstime, to compete in the World Champs in Sharm El Sheik. The New Zealand team(sponsored by ORCA ) is made up of double world record holder Mullins andWilliam Trubridge, Ant Williams and Kerian Hibbs and are hot favorites for theevent. ” Based on competition results and personal best records, our teamis the strongest team announced for the event and is expected to do very verywell” says AIDA NZ Judge and member of the selection team, Fran Rose.

The competition which is being held at NaenaeOlympic pool on Wednesday 13th , and again at Porirua Pool ThursdayEvening is expecting to see more World Records challenged in both locations.

Public and media are invited to attend theevent.

Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for She is based in Dubai.