South African Freediver Beth Neale aims to break her own continental record and raise $20,000 for the Bermuda Zoological Society in her latest challenge.
The latest event is a big step up from here efforts in 2016 when she raised over $3,650 for charity. In the process, she set a continental Constant Weight without Fins (CNF) record of 47m/154 ft.
This time around, Beth plans to dive to 50m/164ft and set a new continental record. The current world record is held by Alessia Zecchini, with a dive of 73m/239.5. Neale expects to complete dive in 2 minutes and 45 seconds, and the event will take place off Bermuda, although she has not decided on the exact dive location.
Talking about her work with kids on Bermuda, Neale stated:
“I first came here five years ago to teach Kids on the Reef…It’s two day programme that I teach in the spring and fall with M1s. The children dive to 33ft…I have seen huge talent coming out of it.”
The attempt date is set for September 1st, 2019, weather depending.
You can donate towards the cause here, or check out a video of Beth in action below.