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Just not inspired by his statements and attitude.pushing the frontiers of freediving performance and our understanding of breath hold diving
Were there any judges and media on the site? Was there an in-water judge? Was the depth measured on the line or by computer? Was there a doping test? How about surface protocol?samdive said:even Patrick is gonna have a hard time beating the Guinness Record - this is the closest thing I could find on their site:
Deepest Dive By A Mammal
The deepest dive by a mammal was made by a bull sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) off the coast of Dominica, in the Caribbean, in 1991. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute recorded the dive to a depth of 2,000 m (6,500 ft). The dive lasted one hour 13 minutes.
and without even needing a sled!! : )
Jason Billows said:Does anyone know what rules and regulations Guinness uses to ratify freediving records? Do they default to AIDA or do they have other requirements of their own? Perhaps Patrick has set a record in the eyes of Guinness, but not AIDA?
Adrian said:Also, the word "official" can be very subjective, for AIDA it's AIDA, for CMAS it's CMAS, etc, we have to take care of our language and definitions.
But at the end of the day.....the guy dived to 209 meters! And that's what matters.