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FUN FACT: With a single deep, disciplined breath - who captured the freshwater constant ballast free diving record?

The record for constant-ballast free diving in freshwater is held by Tanya Streeter of the Cayman Islands. In 1998 Tanya dived to a depth of 185 feet. In a constant-ballast dive, the diver wears weights both during the descent into the deep and the ascent back to the surface. Tanya also holds the record for an assisted free dive, to a depth of 370 feet. Also in 1998 she made this dive using a single breath and was pulled downward with weights and helped back up with an inflated balloon.


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