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330 m under the sea level : the story of the world record

World record deepest dive from Pascal Bernabé
World record deepest dive from Pascal Bernabé

DEEPER : this is the film of the story of my friend Pascal Bernabé’s World record deepest dive.

Tomorrow 04/17/2013 do not forget to watch 2013 at 8:40 p.m. on Ushuaia TV reportage on the 330 m world record of my friend Pascal Bernabé, that will be a change rather than wathing the crappy TV Soap or webbed feet footballers paid a fortune to make fangs legs.

Pascal Bernabé deepest dive world record
Pascal Bernabé deepest dive world record

Pascal Bernabe, has started its activity mainly by diving cave diving as advanced diver, and has to his credit a lot of dive record, as sump diver or firstimer diver.

He did at least 250m deep at la fontaine de Vaucluse to try to find the ROV lost at a deep depth.

We even called on him to get two lost ROV down to 174m at la Fontaine du Vaucluse, twice! .

World record deepest dive from Pascal Bernabé
World record deepest dive from Pascal Bernabé

Then quickly obsession to beat the world record deep dive haunts him, he thinks only about that, he even layed siege, to the Office of the Comex Chief Scientist Bernard Gardette asking him to plan the dive.

This film tells his story, the story of World Record set easily in Corsica July 5, 2005

This is the trailer :

Interview with Pascal Bernabé In french

DVD and blu ray are available at GAP Edition

The film has been many times rewarded :
Official Selection World festival of underwater images 2011 Marseilles/
Grand Prize of the Festival of underwater images Belgrade 2012 / Ushuaia
Prize Festival Aventure et Découverte de Val D’Isère 2012/ Official
selection a / Extreme Prize Mediterranea Frestival 2012 Antibes / 1st
prize « PAF Tachov » Festival Czech republic / Jury’s Special mention at the 44th FIME /
North Sea Film Festival Award / Official selection at La Rochelle Internantional Adventure Festival 2012 / Underwater film festival of

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(French, English, Russian, Spanish).

3 réflexions au sujet de « 330 m under the sea level : the story of the world record »

  1. The first open circuit scuba dive ever to go beyond 300 metres or 1,000 feet. The following article, published in 2003, relates the story of John’s brave, groundbreaking achievement. We are proud that John put his faith in our equipment for such a momentous dive and proud to still relate his story on our web site. ….. »Long regarded as the four-minute mile of open circuit scuba diving the depth of 305m (or 1,000 feet) marks the goal of those in the deep diving community striving to go deeper than anyone before. These divers fall into their own category for although many divers have been deeper before (in fact those that use submersible bells, surface supplied gas and other commercial rigs regularly dive and work at deeper depths) those on open circuit face infinitely greater risks; it’s no exaggeration to say that they are working at the very limits of physiological knowledge.In the world of open circuit many world record depth attempts are made in fresh water sink holes. The relatively ‘ideal’ conditions of these environments make the staging of tanks and logistics that much easier than those who face the more uncertain conditions of open waters. Unpredictable currents, surface conditions and a massive difference in surface and bottom temperatures are just some of the environmental factors taken into consideration.

  2. Two British technical divers have broken the world record for the deepest wreck dive at 205m in the Egyptian Red Sea in December. Leigh Cunningham and Mark Andrews descended to the stern of the Yolanda, a wreck they recently discovered on a shelf south of Yolanda Reef in Ras Mohamed National Park.

  3. The world record dive was the 41-year-old’s fifth attempt at breaking the open circuit deep diving record, which he spent three years preparing for. Dive manufacturer Ralf Tech sponsored the event, which involved a dive support team of thirty team members and 12 support divers.

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