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Herbert Nitsch

‘Deepest man on earth’ to visit Dubai

DUBAI, September 4, 2014

Herbert Nitsch, 'the deepest man on earth' will talk about his world record free-dives, his near death experience on his last world record attempt and his full recovery in Dubai next month.

The expo will be hosted at the Skydive Dubai Palm Island drop zone from October 9 to 11.

Nitsch, whose talk will take place on October 10 at 7pm, has been invited as a guest speaker at The Spearo Extreme Sports expo in Dubai

Nitsch is a world record-holding freediver. In this sport, athletes take one breath of air and dive deep below the ocean surface.

Nitsch excels in the most dangerous diving discipline of all, the “No limits”. In a no limits dive, the freediver uses a powered sled to descend and ascend rapidly, going much deeper than a diver who is propelled simply by their own swimming. In 2006, Nitsch set the no limits mark at 183 m. A year later, he improved his record to 214 m.

On June 6, 2012, he planned to set a new record of 253 m, diving off the coast of the Greek island of Santorini. Doctors advised him that it would be impossible to dive so deep. He made it down to that depth but blacked out on the way to the surface.

Zarir Saifuddin, editor of Spearo Freediving magazine said: "We are excited to have Herbert visit Dubai. Freediving and spearfishing are already two of the most popular extreme sports and outdoor activities in the UAE. Inviting the deepest man on earth for an exciting talk will definitely take the sports' popularity to another level." -  TradeArabia News Service




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