Category Archive: Freediving Records

May 17

Records fall as Deja Blue V draws to a close

John Hullverson following his successful 142m NR swim.

  Performance Freediving International‘s flagship competition, Deja Blue V draws to a close this week as athletes from many different countries throw down and go for that first place medal…and the glory that goes along with it. The big news today comes from American freediver John Hullverson, who broke the US National Record for DNF …

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Mar 20

Herbert Nitsch discusses his final dive with 60 Minutes/Red Bulletin

Just caught this must-read article in the UK version of Red Bulletin magazine. It’s not the complete article so you’ll have to pick up the March issue to read the fully story and to answer questions like…”Will he try again???” He also did an interview with 60 Minutes on the fateful dive, saying, “I knew …

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Nov 21

Ashley Chapman Breaks CNF Freediving World Record

Vertical Blue freediving competition day 1 results

American freediver Ashley Futral Chapman broke yet another world record to 67 meters/ 219 feet in the discipline of constant weight no-fins yesterday at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Ashley has broken this record twice in the past, only to have it rebroken by the Russian freediving great, Natalia Molchanova days later. With more …

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Jun 29

An Ode to Freediving Safety Divers

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I woke up this morning to find that I’m a whole year older than I was yesterday morning. Funny how that happens. I turn 28 today and find myself looking back at the past few years and all the time I’ve spent in the water with a variety of awesome divers and realize that it’s …

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May 18

How to Break a Freediving World Record

Ashley CNF 63 Cele sized

I had a lot of success breaking records last year at the Deja Blue II competition in the Cayman Islands.  In fact, I managed to break the national record in the discipline of CNF three times.  Once to 50 meters, once to 55 meters (a pan-American record) and last to 58 meters.  I exceeded, by …

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May 12

More National and World Record Videos Up!

Thanks to the efforts of our video team here at Deja Blue we’ve got more record videos posted! See them below!   Grant Hogan breaks the US Men’s National Record in CNF with a dive to 71 meters/ 233 feet   Nick Mevoli breaks the US Men’s National Record in CWT with a dive to …

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May 05

World and National Freediving Record Videos Up!

Hey everyone, Thanks to the amazing efforts of our dedicated film crew, Ren Chapman, Matt Charlton and Andrew Hogan, the videos of Ashley Chapman’s World Record No-Fins dive and my National Record Constant Weight dive have already been posted! Check it out! -Erin Ashley Chapman dives to 63m/206 feet with No Fins to Break the …

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