May 8,2012. To celebrate her birthday , Natalia Molchanova (RUS) dove to 66 meters without fins in a time of 3:30. The dive took place in the Red Sea, Dahab , Egypt on the opening day of the Russian Open Freedive Competition. Natalia had previously held the record at 62 meters which was surpassed earlier this week by Ashley Chapman(USA) with dives to 63 meters followed by 65 meters at the Deja Blue Competition in the Cayman Islands.
These are exciting times in the sport with these accomplishments by these outstanding female athletes.
Congratulations Natalia, for once again proving you are a force to be reckoned with !