“Today, we completed our first training in the competition zone, this was mainly focused around buoyancy checks in the new event suits supplied by OCEANER, acclimatization with conditions and recovery after the intense traveling Martin has recently endured.” states Martin’s official record attempt website Free.like.no.other
In the next entry they mention: “Still we managed some nice easy numbers over a hundred meters. Over the next days we will be focused on depth adaptation” and the numbers are to be top secret indeed.
For those of you who missed on the press realease here is the second official press release from Martin Stepanek:
“In April 2009 the Bahama Islands saw a competition in apnea diving in which some world records were broken, both in the men and women categories. Especially one diver from Austria and one from New Zealand had a field day, since they both broke current world records in the main depth disciplines, setting the goal for others a lot further again.
These are the current world records which Martin Stepanek wants to beat from the 22nd to 30th May 2009 in Sharm El Sheik in Egypt:
Constant weight apnea 120 metres (record held by Herbert Nitsch)
Constant weight apnea without fins 88 metres (record held by William Trubridge)
Free Immersion 109 metres (record held by Herbert Nitsch)
Aida International association selected Jonas ANDERSSON from Sweden and Panagiota BALANOU from Greece to judge Martin Stepanek’s attempts.
These attempts to break world records were made possible for the second time thanks to a considerable support by SONY Corporation under the name SONY Free like.no.other 2009 and by Aquasoft which is also the official partner of the Czech free-diving national team. The records are under auspices of F.I.I. (Free-diving Instructors International).”