Bulgarian Sets World Record for Deepest Saltwater Scuba Dive for Women
The Bulgarian Ina Dimitrova set a world record for the deepest scuba dive in saltwater for women.
Dimitrova descended to a depth of 201 metres during a training dive in the Red Sea on Tuesday, private bTV station reports.
Thus, the Bulgarian became the second woman to reach a depth of more than 200 metres.
The previous record for the deepest dive in saltwater for women was held by the Mexican Sofia Ponce, who descended to a depth of 190 metres in 2010.
The record for the deepest dive in fresh water for women is held by Verna Van Schaik from South Africa, who descended to a depth of 221 metres in 2004.
Dimitrova descended for five minutes and forty seconds, while her ascent time was 282 minutes.
For her dive, the Bulgarian used seven types of gases.
The previous dive of Dimitrova was to a depth of 174 metres off the coast of Dahab in Egypt in October 2014.
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