WORLD CHAMPION

HERBERT NITSCH

Each time I think I've reached a limit,

there is a door ...

it opens ...

and the limit is gone.

“Freediving” is diving underwater for as deep or as far as possible on a single breath of air. Herbert is a multiple World Champion and the current freediving World Record holder named “the Deepest Man on Earth”.

This prestigious media-title was given to him when he then set the world record for freediving at an incredible depth of 214 meters (702 feet) in 2007 in the  No Limit discipline. He surpassed this with a No Limit dive to 253.2 m (830.8 ft).

He is known for his pioneering spirit, which brought many improvements and innovations to the freediving scene.

Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 minutes and has set a total of 33 world records. 32 of these are across all of the 8 recognized freediving disciplines – unrivaled achievements in the freediving history. Herbert has set an additional world record in the traditional Greek freediving discipline Skandalopetra.

"No Limit" is the deepest and most extreme freediving-discipline, which uses a weighted sled to descend and a buoyancy device to ascend.

Only six freedivers dove beyond 170 m (560 ft), during which two died trying. Austrian Herbert NITSCH, as only person so far, also dove beyond 700 ft and 800 ft.

Besides being an elite freediver, Herbert has been an airline pilot, and enjoys skippering sailing yachts.

He is an avid ocean conservationist, and a sought-after keynote speaker.

33 WORLD RECORDS

ACROSS ALL DISCIPLINES

5x NO LIMIT

9x CONSTANT WEIGHT

6x FREE IMMERSION

4x CONSTANT NO FINS

1x VARIABLE WEIGHT

1x STATIC APNEA

1x SKANDALOPETRA

4x DYNAMIC APNEA

2x DYNAMIC NO FINS