Herbert Nitsch preparing for a 800 feet ‘no limits’ freediving world record

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Airline pilot and extreme freediver Herbert Nitsch freedived to at depth of 700 feet (-214 m) on June 14th 2007, putting him way ahead of his nearest competitors in the ‘no limits’ category. Now he is preparing for a 800 feet (-214 m) in the summer 2012, in this “torpedo sled” facilitating the descent and ascent with a underfoot ballast system and an overhead inflatable buoy. His ultimate goal is the ‘legendary’ (some would say ‘crazy’) barrier of 1,000 foot (-305 m).

Here is a video from when he set the 700 feet world record

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