New Underwater Breath Holding World Record

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Scuba Diving News
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 21:36
Hold your breath as you read this article. 38 year old, Peter Colat, a Swiss freediver, has held his breath underwater for 19 minutes and 21 seconds, smashing the world record.

Peter Colat
Peter Colat

Peter broke the standing record for an oxygen-assisted static apnea dive of 19 minutes and 2 seconds set by Italian, Nicola Putignano in May 2009.

Colat, an experienced diver from Zurich, said the first 12 minutes was no problem.

He said: "I felt the first need to breathe very late, but because of this it was even stronger."

Under the Guinness rules he was allowed to inhale pure oxygen 10 minutes prior to his attempt.

Learn more about underwater breath holding.
 
 

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