Video Of A New Women's World Record (97 Meters) In Freediving

September 6, 2018

This is a real-time video of Sayuri Kinoshita setting a new women's world record in the free immersion (FIM) discipline of freediving, with a depth of 97 meters. Free immersion involves diving with no propulsion equipment (i.e. fins), and only a rope to pull on to descend and ascend (although she spends most of the deeper dive in freefall to conserve energy). The record was set on the last day of the 2018 Vertical Blue freediving competition at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas, and took just under four minutes. For reference, I can't hold my breath longer than ten seconds without pretending to pass out, and there's a good chance I won't fake wake up until somebody puts something really delicious smelling right under my nose. "Is that how you get your mom to feed you?" No, I get her to feed my like my mouth is a hangar and the food is an airplane. OLDSCHOOL STYLE. "You're such a child." What the -- if I wasn't struck in this highchair I would kick your ass right now! "Would you though?" Maybe after nap time, I'm getting the sleepies.

Keep going for the video while I take that nap.

Thanks to blue16, whose name sounds vaguely appropriate for a tip about freediving. Wait -- are you a shark?!

  • econoking

    But when can I start recruiting her for my bliztball team? I offer competitive salary starting at 3 gil

  • Rint

    So she goes down? What's her number?

  • Jenness

    While I know this is impressive, I just don't understand the why of it or why anyone would think it's fun.

  • Adibobea9

    Check out Guillaume Néry TED talk. I watched him free dive in a deep pool and it fascinated me and then when he talked about the process I became even more intrigued. I love the water, and I want to train to do some of this. I'm too afraid to go to great depths, but I would love to experience it in some form…

  • Jenness

    I want to have time to do this...but then I'd rather just sit off to the side and shrug "Meh" more

  • Eric Ord

    Cuet gril

  • Munihausen

    Needs more giant squid.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    i like these videos, but they also make me nervous

  • Gingerbread

    First few frames of the gif I was like "is this a human diver acting a pong game underwater?"

  • TheQiwiMan

    Holy crap that's crazy impressive! I was curious so I googled the current men's World Record and double holy crap it's over double that depth, at 214 meters (702 feet)!

    Humans are amazing.

  • Bling Nye

    There's a difference in the types of freediving, you need to compare the same type, in this case free immersion (FIM) where the men's record holder is William Trubridge at 124 m (406.8 feet). Not double, but 27 m (88.6 feet) deeper, still very impressive.

    The No Limits Apnea (NLT) category men's record holder is Herbert Nitch, at 253.3 m (830.7 feet), he broke his old record of 214 m in 2012. Fucking crazy impressive, the "Deepest Man on Earth".

  • TheQiwiMan

    Hey Bling, feel free to tenderly place both of my bawlls into your mouth and gently suck on them for as long as you wish.

  • Konstantin

    I was going to joke about men not being required to come back up, but worried someone will take it seriously. In reality, it probably has something to do with volume of the chest cavity. That's one definitive anatomical difference between sexes.

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