Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Six National Records Broken At Azul Freediving Challenge


The Azul Freediving Challenge organized by PranaMaya at a cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico last month saw the setting of six new national records from three different countries.

The event was an AIDA International competition for all levels (from beginners to advanced freedivers), and athletes competed in the Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB), Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) and Free Immersion (FIM) disciplines.

Overall, Israel’s Ori Cohen led the men with 168 points, followed by China’s Brian Tong (160) and France’s Pierre Thibaud (158).

Azul Freediving Challenge - Men's Top Three
Azul Freediving Challenge – Men’s Top Three

The top three on the women’s side was an all-Mexican affair, with Camila Jaber (180), Montserrat Peart (170) and Yadira Sistos (160) taking the top three spots.

Azul Freediving Challenge - Women's Top Three
Azul Freediving Challenge – Women’s Top Three

Bolivia’s Ney Flores set men’s national CWTB and FIM records with 30m/98ft dives in both disciplines.

Argentina’s Candelaria Fabre set women’s national CWTB and FIM records with dives to 47m/1154ft and 56m/184ft, respectively.

Mexico’s Camila Jaber and Monsterrat Peart tied for a national women’s CWTB record of 65m/213ft, and Pedro Tapia set a men’s CNF national record with a 73m/239.5ft dive.

Check out the full results below.

Azul Freediving Challenge Results
Azul Freediving Challenge Results
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.