Turkish freediver Sahika Ercumen recently broke the women’s Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) world record in freshwater freediving.

The record — 65 meters/213 feet — was set October 26th at Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey. The World Underwater Federation (CMAS) confirmed the feat.

Afterward, Ercumen told the press:

“I’m very happy. My goal was to draw attention to the preservation of Lake Salda.”

The 184-meter/604-foot-deep Lake Salda is Turkey’s deepest lake.

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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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