“Go for your dreams” – Cape freediver breaks world record to inspire hope


SA diver Amber Fillary set a new world record by freediving 70 metres under the ice in one breath, all for mental health awareness.

The Capetonian broke the Guinness World Record for freediving distance under ice wearing only a bikini and a swimming cap in 2 °C waters.

She braved the near-freezing conditions in Norway on 29 February, shattering the previous record by 20m.

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