After taking a break from competitive freediving, Blue Ambassador, Sara Campbell returned to the sport this year in impressive style. On 10 September 2011 during a training dive in preparation for the 2011 AIDA World Depth Championships in Kalamata, Greece, Sara freedived to a depth of 104metres (CWT), with the assistance of Freedive Dahab’s Linda Pagnelli and Jacques de Vos.
An average human being can hold their breath underwater for a period of approximately 60 to 90 seconds. Sara completed her dive 104m and back to the surface in 4 minutes, on just one single breath.
Diving to such extreme depths puts the human body under immense pressure and at 100m, the lung volume is reduced to 1/10th of its original size. This said, Sara completed her 104m dive with apparent ease and grace, looking strong and ready to take on her competitors.
On completing her dive, Sarah said, “That was the most amazing dive I have ever done. It really was incredibly easy and the equalisation was my only limiting factor. On the surface I was very keen and strong and could have gone further. What a great way to finish my training this year”.
This amazing achievement is proof that Sara is back to her very best and the one to watch out for on the competitive freediving circuit next year.
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