19.11.2010 - Carlos Coste sets new Guinness world record for freediving
Oris congratulates our free diving partner, Carlos Coste, on setting a new Guinness world record for freediving by swimming 150m through an underwater cave.
Carlos Coste has created a new Guinness world record for freediving, after swimming 150 metres through a cave using no apparatus.
The Venezuelan was armed with only a torch and a monofin - a single giant flipper worn on both feet - when he made the death-defying dive.
The 34-year-old soared through a passage inside Dos Ojos, a colossal cave network that twists for 31 miles under Yucatan, Mexico
Accompanying Carlos on his latest record-setting dive was a special model from the Oris Diving collection, exlusively created for Carlos to dive in dark caves.
In an interview after the competition Carlos told MyOris: “'I have been doing competitive diving for ten years and this is by far the most bizarre run I have ever made. To achieve this is a dream come true for me. I have been interested in speleology since I was a little boy and to combine this with my profession as a freediver was amazing. This hasn't been done before. Thank you very much to the whole Oris team for your support in 2010!”
To see Carlos in action, please visit the gallery.
Oris Diving collection