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A RECORD FREEDIVE

1981

4 November

A RECORD FREEDIVE

Off the coast of Elba, Italy in 1981, Jacques Mayol took the sport of freediving to a new level at the age of 54. Accompanied by his OMEGA Seamaster, Mayol dived to a record-breaking depth of 101 metres on a single breath of air.

During the dive Mayol took his body to the very extremes of human endurance, his heart rate plummeting from 60 beats per minute to only 27 – less than one beat every two seconds. Around two years later Mayol returned to break his own record, reaching a new depth of 105 metres

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OMEGA Seamaster dive watch
Jacques Mayol wearing his Seamaster dive watch
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