Did Herbert Nitsch recover?

Herbert Nitsch’s management have issued an official statement on his recent 800ft / 244m No-Limits (NLT) world record attempt dive that ended with him being air-lifted to a decompression chamber in Athens, Greece.

What happened to Herbert Nitsch?

Herbert is an Austrian-born free diver, now retired from competitive diving. He holds 33 official world records across every freediving discipline, and also holds a record in the traditional Greek discipline of Skandalopetra.

How long can Herbert hold his breath?

9 minutes
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.

How long did it take Herbert Nitsch dive?

9 mins 4 secs
He set a time of 9 mins 4 secs for the world Static Apnea record in December 2006 when he held his breath underwater in a swimming pool in Hurgada, a time that was beaten by 4 secs in 2007 by Tom Sietas of Germany.

What is the longest free dive record?

214 m
The deepest no-limit freedive by a male is 214 m (702 ft 1.18 in), by Herbert Nitsch (Austria) in…

Why do freedivers not get the bends?

Free divers really don’t have to worry about decompression sickness (the bends) because they are not breathing compressed air underwater. They are simply taking a breath of air at the surface, descending, and returning to the surface with that same breath of air.

What is the deepest free dive ever made?

Deepest No-Limits Freedive The record for deepest no-limit freediving is 214m (702ft), held by Austrian world champion Herbert Nitsch, who set the record on 14 June 2007 in Spetses, Greece.

What is the longest breath held underwater?

In 2012, German freediver Tom Sietas held his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds, besting Dane Stig Severinsen’s previous Guinness record by 22 seconds. (Although Guinness still lists Severinsen as the record holder, stating he hyperventilated with oxygen before his attempt for 19 minutes and 30 seconds.)

How do I stop freediving blackouts?

Avoiding Shallow Water Blackout

  1. Avoid hyperventilation (3 breaths max)
  2. Avoid exercise prior to and during diving.
  3. Avoid a focused mind set.
  4. Weight yourself buoyant at 15 feet.
  5. Use reels and/or drag lines.
  6. Treat your weight belt and gun as a disposable item.
  7. Don’t attempt dives longer than 90 seconds.

At what depth do the bends start?

The Bends/DCS in very simple terms Anyone who dives deeper than 10 metres (30ft.) while breathing air from a scuba tank is affecting the balance of gases inside the tissues of their body. The deeper you dive, the greater the effect.

What depth does the bends occur?

The shallowest depth for a single dive producing bends symptoms was ten feet (three meters), with the bottom time unknown. However, most of the divers made several shallow dives and sometimes multiple ascents.

How many world records does Herbert Nitsch have?

To date, he has achieved 33 official World Records across all freediving disciplines, and one world record in the traditional Greek discipline of Skandalopetra 107 m (351 ft). He surpassed his own No Limits depth with a dive in June 2012 to 253.2 meters (831 feet), suffering injury in the process.

How tall is Herbert Nitsch in feet and meters?

He surpassed his own No Limits depth with a dive in June 2012 to 253.2 meters (831 feet), suffering injury in the process. Nitsch worked part-time as a pilot for Tyrolean Airways .

What was the depth of Herbert Nitsch’s dive?

Following extensive training using an innovative torpedo-type sled design of very high descend and ascend speed, on June 6 Nitsch managed to reach a depth of 253.2 meters (831 ft), but ten minutes after the dive he began experiencing serious symptoms of decompression sickness.

Why did Herbert Nitsch need a decompression chamber?

Following a planned post-dive decompression, breathing medical oxygen at a shallow depth, he signaled to his support team that he felt much weaker than normal and his condition was assessed as critical enough to require an air transfer to a pre-alerted decompression chamber in Athens, where he received treatment.