Friday, June 14, 2024

Freediver breaks Mexico record with 75-meter dive

Mexican freediver Estrella Navarro Holm has broken the national freediving record for the 26th time after reaching a depth of 75 meters in the waters of the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt.

A marine biologist and a model, Navarro was also the first Latin American woman to win a freediving medal for holding a single breath of air for over six minutes.

Freediving is a sport in which no breathing apparatus is used.

Navarro’s latest record-breaking dive was validated by the International Association for Development of Apnea at the Freediving World Apnea Center at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

The Baja California Sur native made the dive with a single large fin, called a monofin.

Navarro is the founder and organizer of the Big Blue freediving competition in her home state, an event that also promotes ocean conservation.

Source: Milenio (sp), El Sudcaliforniano (sp)

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