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Subj: Re: Anatomical question about human ability.
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 03:13:54 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Anatomical question about human ability.
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 03:32:49 pm EST
> > What is the greatest depth of water that any human being, say, a
> > supremely physically fit man, could swim down to and/or survive at
> > without artificial aid of any manner?
> Do a Google search for breath holding & Free Diving. There's all
> sorts of record of people going down over 500 feet on one breath...
In particular, you'll want to look for "constant weight" records. These are the truest forms of freediving. The diver descends and ascends completely on their own power (or with only fins). The records for these tend to be around 90-110m.
People can go deeper (to around 215m), by pulling themselves along ropes and/or attaching weights to themselves for the descent, but imo, that's "artificial aid."
Source: AIDA International
I don't believe there's a known limit to which people can descend or swim around in, but the trick is ascending before you run out of air and not ascending too fast (which gives you the bends).
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