Friday, May 20, 2022

Walid Boudhiaf Sets New AIDA Freediving Variable Weight World Record


Tunisian freediver Walid Boudhiaf this past weekend set a new AIDA world record in the Variable Weight (VWT) discipline off Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Boudhiaf dove to 150 meters (492 feet) via a sled and ascended with a monofin, beating the previous record of 146 meters (479 feet) that Greek freediver Stavros Kastrinakis had set in November 2015.

The attempt was done under the supervision of two main and three assistant AIDA judges.

Walid Boudhiaf – The Freediver -150m VWT ???AIDA WORLD RECORD???Freediving World Apnea Center – Sharm El Sheikh -…

Posted by FreedivingWorld on Sunday, January 17, 2021

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at 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.