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FreedivingSouth African Beth Neale Breaks Pure Apnea National & Continental Freediving Record

South African Beth Neale Breaks Pure Apnea National & Continental Freediving Record

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The Pure Apnea South African and continental record for the Dynamic No Fins (DNF) freediving discipline was recently broken by 35-year-old Beth Neale.

Neale broke the previous national and continental record of 43 meters (141 feet) with a 47-meter (154-foot) dive in Sodwana Bay off the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

According to the South African news site IOL, a pair of judges from Pure Apnea certified her record.

In December 2016, Neale dived to 55 meters (180 feet) for a Pure Apnea Free Immersion (FIM) record. Read more about that feat here.

SourceIOL
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
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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