Friday, July 12, 2024

Video: Alice Modolo First French Woman to Realise a Freediving World Record


On July 18th, 2021 Alice Modolo of France had a life-changing dive. On the 5th day of the world-renowned Vertical Blue freediving competition, Alice Modolo became the first French woman to ever set a world record in the sport of apnea. Modolo’s 95m dive took three minutes and 12 seconds in the discipline of Constant Weight Bi-Fins (CWTBF).

I am so very happy to be the first French woman to realize a world record!” exclaimed the blonde freediver, “In France, it has always been all about the boys, but perhaps now they will realize that the women are also strong, beautiful divers who have so much to contribute – they can learn quite a lot from us. I am so proud of all that the ladies have achieved at #VB2021 – it is an honor to follow in the footsteps of Alenka Artnik who held this bi-fins world record before me.”

Alice Modolo recently decided to step away from her profession as a dentist to focus exclusively on her training and freediving, and it looks like that decision has paid off.

I am so excited – I cannot believe it!” exclaimed the joyful Modolo. With precision and grace Modolo made the difficult feat look easy, (although it was in fact a personal best performance for her). “When you realize you achieve something very huge it is unbelievable – life can change in one second!

You can watch the video of Alice’s dive below or on YouTube.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.