Tom Sietas, the current World Record Holder for Static Breath Hold, hit 8 minutes 58 seconds at the 3rd Dutch Open over the weekend.
Whilst this qualifies as a World Record he has to pay for a drugs test to be completed and he, at present, is searching for a sponsor to help fund the drugs test.
DeeperBlue.net was onsite at the competition and will be bringing you coverage shortly.
Update: The event hosts have informed DeeperBlue.net that Tom Sietas accepted their offer to pay for the drugs test. Once this has been completed AIDA will ratify his World Record subject to a positive result and judges approval.