David Vencl emerged from the depths of Switzerland’s Lake Sils on Tuesday after a record dive under the ice to a depth of more than 50 meters without a wetsuit.
The 40-year-old Czech diver’s record vertical dive to 170 feet in a single breath follows his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for swimming along a frozen Czech lake in 2021.
Vencl dove through a hole in the ice, then retrieved a sticker from a depth of 164 feet to demonstrate his feat before surfacing through the same hole. He spat out some blood, sat for a minute and then uncorked a bottle of champagne. A subsequent hospital visit confirmed that there was nothing serious.
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The Swiss dive in temperatures between 33.8 and 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit took him 1 minute 54 seconds, said his promoter Pavel Kalous, which was a little slower than expected.
“He liked it, but admits he’s a little more nervous than usual and has some trouble breathing,” he told Reuters.
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“There’s nothing difficult for him in cold water… Lack of oxygen is something normal for him. But this was completely different because it’s really hard to work with pressure in his ears in cold water,” she added. .
“If you combine all three things: cold water, lack of oxygen and the problem of working with pressure, it’s something very unique,” he added.