Turkish athlete Şahika ERCÜMEN made her world record attempts in the famous Blue Hole, Dahab, Sinai Peninsula-Egypt

apnoea 14.11.2011

Turkish athlete Şahika ERCÜMEN made her world record attempts in the famous Blue Hole, Dahab, Sinai Peninsula-Egypt. With the assistance of the Turkish Sport Diving Federation team and the active technical participation of the Free Diving Dahab Club, (FDD) the two attempts were made on the 10th November 2011.

The disciplines for the attempts in open water (sea) were Constant Weight With Fins at 70 meters bottom limit and Variable Weight Without Fins at 60 meters bottom limit. The final depth tags, deep meter and chronometer time has been taken, checks were done and films from four different cameras - including deep video - have been watched and it is without doubt seen that the athlete reached the target depths and took the markers and safely returned. 

Surface protocols were done, after which the two CMAS Commissioners present, with their signature approved that all had been done by set CMAS Rules. Accordingly both attempts are successfully done depths are achieved. Subject to a negative doping test the athlete is the new world record holder in both disciplines.

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