Free immersion

Free ImmersionPhoto: Dan Bolt
The freediver descends by pulling along vertical line, without using fins. The movement is more efficient than constant weight, but the action involves a smaller muscle group (mainly the arms), and so they can tire more quickly.

In short: pulling down and back up a rope

AIDA Records

Category Depth (m) Person
UK Men100Michael Board
UK Women81Sara Campbell
World Men124William Trubridge (New Zealand)
World Women92Jeanine Grasmeijer (Netherlands)

excel file History of UK records.

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