In image: Marina Kazankova & Carlos Coste showing their official certifications
After several months of waiting the Venezuelan, Carlos Coste (177m, in 3min 05 seg ) and the Russian Marina Kazankova (154m, in 3min ) received the news that their Guinness World Records were approved. Last September 9, 2016 during the Bonaire Deepsea Challenge Carlos and Marina made “The longest distance swim underwater with one breath in open water”. This event was created and produced by Gaby Contreras where the public could easily watch the live the performances from the boulevard or get into the crystal blue waters of downtown Kralendijk, Bonaire Dutch Caribbean.
Both athletes dedicated their records to the ocean conservation, they made a beautiful freediving dynamic with a monofin, Marina wore a mermaid costume. They were following a measured guideline placed in the ocean at 2.5 m depth flat sand bottom with smooth horizontal continuous movement. The support and collaboration of a multidisciplinary team was essential to make such an amazing event possible: safeties, witnesses, notary, judges, photographers, videographers, a medical doctor, media coverage and sponsors, under which Budget Marine.
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